AWS Import/Export
Developer Guide

Viewing Import/Export Logs

After transferring data between AWS and your portable storage device, AWS Import/Export generates a log file. The log file is a CSV file that contains, among other things, information about each file loaded to or from your storage device. With export jobs, AWS Import/Export saves the log files to the bucket you specify with the logBucket manifest option.


For export, your Amazon S3 log bucket and your Amazon S3 export bucket must be in the same region. If your buckets are in different regions, your job request will fail.

The log file name of an export job always ends with the phrase export-log- followed by your JOBID. For example, if the JOBID is 53TX4, the log file name would end in export-log-53TX4.


If you have a log file name with the same name as an existing Amazon S3 object, the new log file overwrites the existing object. You can use the logPrefix field to prevent object collisions. For more information about the logPrefix, see Preventing Log File Name Collisions.

Sample Log File

AWS Import/Export uses the same set of fields in an import or an export log. For more information about log files and descriptions of log file fields, see Amazon S3 and Amazon EBS Log File Fields.

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