Volume - Amazon Elastic Container Service


A data volume that's used in a task definition. For tasks that use the Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS), specify an efsVolumeConfiguration. For Windows tasks that use Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file system, specify a fsxWindowsFileServerVolumeConfiguration. For tasks that use a Docker volume, specify a DockerVolumeConfiguration. For tasks that use a bind mount host volume, specify a host and optional sourcePath. For more information, see Using Data Volumes in Tasks.



This parameter is specified when you use Docker volumes.

Windows containers only support the use of the local driver. To use bind mounts, specify the host parameter instead.


Docker volumes aren't supported by tasks run on AWS Fargate.

Type: DockerVolumeConfiguration object

Required: No


This parameter is specified when you use an Amazon Elastic File System file system for task storage.

Type: EFSVolumeConfiguration object

Required: No


This parameter is specified when you use Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file system for task storage.

Type: FSxWindowsFileServerVolumeConfiguration object

Required: No


This parameter is specified when you use bind mount host volumes. The contents of the host parameter determine whether your bind mount host volume persists on the host container instance and where it's stored. If the host parameter is empty, then the Docker daemon assigns a host path for your data volume. However, the data isn't guaranteed to persist after the containers that are associated with it stop running.

Windows containers can mount whole directories on the same drive as $env:ProgramData. Windows containers can't mount directories on a different drive, and mount point can't be across drives. For example, you can mount C:\my\path:C:\my\path and D:\:D:\, but not D:\my\path:C:\my\path or D:\:C:\my\path.

Type: HostVolumeProperties object

Required: No


The name of the volume. Up to 255 letters (uppercase and lowercase), numbers, underscores, and hyphens are allowed. This name is referenced in the sourceVolume parameter of container definition mountPoints.

Type: String

Required: No

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: