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[ aws . storagegateway ]



Lists custom tape pools. You specify custom tape pools to list by specifying one or more custom tape pool Amazon Resource Names (ARNs). If you don't specify a custom tape pool ARN, the operation lists all custom tape pools.

This operation supports pagination. You can optionally specify the Limit parameter in the body to limit the number of tape pools in the response. If the number of tape pools returned in the response is truncated, the response includes a Marker element that you can use in your subsequent request to retrieve the next set of tape pools.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

list-tape-pools is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: PoolInfos


[--pool-arns <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--pool-arns (list)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of each of the custom tape pools you want to list. If you don't specify a custom tape pool ARN, the response lists all custom tape pools.



"string" "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.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command's output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command's output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command's output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--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.


PoolInfos -> (list)

An array of PoolInfo objects, where each object describes a single custom tape pool. If there are no custom tape pools, the PoolInfos is an empty array.


Describes a custom tape pool.

PoolARN -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the custom tape pool. Use the ListTapePools operation to return a list of custom tape pools for your account and Amazon Web Services Region.

PoolName -> (string)

The name of the custom tape pool. PoolName can use all ASCII characters, except '/' and ''.

StorageClass -> (string)

The storage class that is associated with the custom pool. When you use your backup application to eject the tape, the tape is archived directly into the storage class (S3 Glacier or S3 Glacier Deep Archive) that corresponds to the pool.

RetentionLockType -> (string)

Tape retention lock type, which can be configured in two modes. When configured in governance mode, Amazon Web Services accounts with specific IAM permissions are authorized to remove the tape retention lock from archived virtual tapes. When configured in compliance mode, the tape retention lock cannot be removed by any user, including the root Amazon Web Services account.

RetentionLockTimeInDays -> (integer)

Tape retention lock time is set in days. Tape retention lock can be enabled for up to 100 years (36,500 days).

PoolStatus -> (string)

Status of the custom tape pool. Pool can be ACTIVE or DELETED .

Marker -> (string)

A string that indicates the position at which to begin the returned list of tape pools. Use the marker in your next request to continue pagination of tape pools. If there are no more tape pools to list, this element does not appear in the response body.