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[ aws . datasync ]



Creates a transfer location for an Amazon EFS file system. DataSync can use this location as a source or destination for transferring data.

Before you begin, make sure that you understand how DataSync accesses Amazon EFS file systems .

See also: AWS API Documentation


[--subdirectory <value>]
--efs-filesystem-arn <value>
--ec2-config <value>
[--tags <value>]
[--access-point-arn <value>]
[--file-system-access-role-arn <value>]
[--in-transit-encryption <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]


--subdirectory (string)

Specifies a mount path for your Amazon EFS file system. This is where DataSync reads or writes data (depending on if this is a source or destination location). By default, DataSync uses the root directory, but you can also include subdirectories.


You must specify a value with forward slashes (for example, /path/to/folder ).

--efs-filesystem-arn (string)

Specifies the ARN for the Amazon EFS file system.

--ec2-config (structure)

Specifies the subnet and security groups DataSync uses to access your Amazon EFS file system.

SubnetArn -> (string)

Specifies the ARN of a subnet where DataSync creates the network interfaces for managing traffic during your transfer.

The subnet must be located:

  • In the same virtual private cloud (VPC) as the Amazon EFS file system.
  • In the same Availability Zone as at least one mount target for the Amazon EFS file system.


You don't need to specify a subnet that includes a file system mount target.

SecurityGroupArns -> (list)

Specifies the Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) of the security groups associated with an Amazon EFS file system's mount target.


Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "SubnetArn": "string",
  "SecurityGroupArns": ["string", ...]

--tags (list)

Specifies the key-value pair that represents a tag that you want to add to the resource. The value can be an empty string. This value helps you manage, filter, and search for your resources. We recommend that you create a name tag for your location.


A key-value pair representing a single tag that's been applied to an Amazon Web Services resource.

Key -> (string)

The key for an Amazon Web Services resource tag.

Value -> (string)

The value for an Amazon Web Services resource tag.

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Key": "string",
    "Value": "string"

--access-point-arn (string)

Specifies the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the access point that DataSync uses to access the Amazon EFS file system.

--file-system-access-role-arn (string)

Specifies an Identity and Access Management (IAM) role that DataSync assumes when mounting the Amazon EFS file system.

--in-transit-encryption (string)

Specifies whether you want DataSync to use Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2 encryption when it copies data to or from the Amazon EFS file system.

If you specify an access point using AccessPointArn or an IAM role using FileSystemAccessRoleArn , you must set this parameter to TLS1_2 .

Possible values:

  • NONE
  • TLS1_2

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.


LocationArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Amazon EFS file system location that you create.