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[ aws . storagegateway ]



Creates one or more virtual tapes. You write data to the virtual tapes and then archive the tapes. This operation is only supported in the tape gateway type.


Cache storage must be allocated to the gateway before you can create virtual tapes. 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>
--client-token <value>
--num-tapes-to-create <value>
--tape-barcode-prefix <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 tapes 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 tapes that you want to create.


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

--client-token (string)

A unique identifier that you use to retry a request. If you retry a request, use the same client-token you specified in the initial request.


Using the same client-token prevents creating the tape multiple times.

--num-tapes-to-create (integer)

The number of virtual tapes that you want to create.

--tape-barcode-prefix (string)

A prefix that you append to the barcode of the virtual tape you are creating. This prefix makes the barcode unique.


The prefix must be 1 to 4 characters in length and must be one of the uppercase letters from A to Z.

--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.


TapeARNs -> (list)

A list of unique Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) that represents the virtual tapes that were created.