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[ aws . storagegateway ]

create-tapes

Description

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.

Note

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

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  create-tapes
--gateway-arn <value>
--tape-size-in-bytes <value>
--client-token <value>
--num-tapes-to-create <value>
--tape-barcode-prefix <value>
[--kms-encrypted | --no-kms-encrypted]
[--kms-key <value>]
[--pool-id <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--gateway-arn (string)

The unique Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that represents the gateway to associate the virtual tapes with. Use the ListGateways 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.

Note

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 ClientToken you specified in the initial request.

Note

Using the same ClientToken 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.

Note

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

--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) of the AWS KMS key used for Amazon S3 server side encryption. This value can only be set when KMSEncrypted is true. Optional.

--pool-id (string)

The ID of the pool that you want to add your tape to for archiving. The tape in this pool is archived in the S3 storage class that is associated with the pool. When you use your backup application to eject the tape, the tape is archived directly into the storage class (Glacier or Deep Archive) that corresponds to the pool.

Valid values: "GLACIER", "DEEP_ARCHIVE"

--tags (list)

A list of up to 50 tags that can be assigned to a virtual tape. Each tag is a key-value pair.

Note

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.

Output

TapeARNs -> (list)

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

(string)