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[ aws . storagegateway ]



Creates a Network File System (NFS) file share on an existing file gateway. In Storage Gateway, a file share is a file system mount point backed by Amazon S3 cloud storage. Storage Gateway exposes file shares using an NFS interface. This operation is only supported for file gateways.


File gateway requires AWS Security Token Service (AWS STS) to be activated to enable you to create a file share. Make sure AWS STS is activated in the AWS Region you are creating your file gateway in. If AWS STS is not activated in the AWS Region, activate it. For information about how to activate AWS STS, see Activating and Deactivating AWS STS in an AWS Region in the AWS Identity and Access Management User Guide.

File gateway does not support creating hard or symbolic links on a file share.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--client-token <value>
[--nfs-file-share-defaults <value>]
--gateway-arn <value>
[--kms-encrypted | --no-kms-encrypted]
[--kms-key <value>]
--role <value>
--location-arn <value>
[--default-storage-class <value>]
[--object-acl <value>]
[--client-list <value>]
[--squash <value>]
[--read-only | --no-read-only]
[--guess-mime-type-enabled | --no-guess-mime-type-enabled]
[--requester-pays | --no-requester-pays]
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--client-token (string)

A unique string value that you supply that is used by file gateway to ensure idempotent file share creation.

--nfs-file-share-defaults (structure)

File share default values. Optional.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "FileMode": "string",
  "DirectoryMode": "string",
  "GroupId": long,
  "OwnerId": long

--gateway-arn (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the file gateway on which you want to create a file share.

--kms-encrypted | --no-kms-encrypted (boolean)

True to use Amazon S3 server-side encryption with your own AWS KMS key, or false to use a key managed by Amazon S3. Optional.

--kms-key (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) AWS KMS key used for Amazon S3 server-side encryption. This value can only be set when KMSEncrypted is true. Optional.

--role (string)

The ARN of the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) role that a file gateway assumes when it accesses the underlying storage.

--location-arn (string)

The ARN of the backed storage used for storing file data.

--default-storage-class (string)

The default storage class for objects put into an Amazon S3 bucket by the file gateway. Possible values are S3_STANDARD , S3_STANDARD_IA , or S3_ONEZONE_IA . If this field is not populated, the default value S3_STANDARD is used. Optional.

--object-acl (string)

A value that sets the access control list permission for objects in the S3 bucket that a file gateway puts objects into. The default value is "private".

Possible values:

  • private
  • public-read
  • public-read-write
  • authenticated-read
  • bucket-owner-read
  • bucket-owner-full-control
  • aws-exec-read

--client-list (list)

The list of clients that are allowed to access the file gateway. The list must contain either valid IP addresses or valid CIDR blocks.


"string" "string" ...

--squash (string)

A value that maps a user to anonymous user. Valid options are the following:

  • RootSquash - Only root is mapped to anonymous user.
  • NoSquash - No one is mapped to anonymous user
  • AllSquash - Everyone is mapped to anonymous user.

--read-only | --no-read-only (boolean)

A value that sets the write status of a file share. This value is true if the write status is read-only, and otherwise false.

--guess-mime-type-enabled | --no-guess-mime-type-enabled (boolean)

A value that enables guessing of the MIME type for uploaded objects based on file extensions. Set this value to true to enable MIME type guessing, and otherwise to false. The default value is true.

--requester-pays | --no-requester-pays (boolean)

A value that sets who pays the cost of the request and the cost associated with data download from the S3 bucket. If this value is set to true, the requester pays the costs. Otherwise the S3 bucket owner pays. However, the S3 bucket owner always pays the cost of storing data.


RequesterPays is a configuration for the S3 bucket that backs the file share, so make sure that the configuration on the file share is the same as the S3 bucket configuration.

--tags (list)

A list of up to 50 tags that can be assigned to the NFS file share. Each tag is a key-value pair.


Valid characters for key and value are letters, spaces, and numbers representable in UTF-8 format, and the following special characters: + - = . _ : / @. The maximum length of a tag's key is 128 characters, and the maximum length for a tag's value is 256.

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

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

--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.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


FileShareARN -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the newly created file share.