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[ aws . storagegateway ]



Creates a virtual tape by using your own barcode. You write data to the virtual tape and then archive the tape. A barcode is unique and can not be reused if it has already been used on a tape . This applies to barcodes used on deleted tapes. This operation is only supported in the tape gateway type.


Cache storage must be allocated to the gateway before you can create a virtual tape. Use the add-cache operation to add cache storage to a gateway.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--gateway-arn <value>
--tape-size-in-bytes <value>
--tape-barcode <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--gateway-arn (string)

The unique Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that represents the gateway to associate the virtual tape with. Use the list-gateways operation to return a list of gateways for your account and region.

--tape-size-in-bytes (long)

The size, in bytes, of the virtual tape that you want to create.


The size must be aligned by gigabyte (1024*1024*1024 byte).

--tape-barcode (string)

The barcode that you want to assign to the tape.


Barcodes cannot be reused. This includes barcodes used for tapes that have been deleted.

--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.

--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.


TapeARN -> (string)

A unique Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that represents the virtual tape that was created.