Create a destination location for AWS DataSync - AWS DataSync

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Create a destination location for AWS DataSync

A destination location defines the storage system or service where you want AWS DataSync to transfer data to.

The following instructions describe how to create a destination location for an Amazon S3 bucket.


If you're transferring to an S3 bucket on an AWS Outposts resource, see Configuring AWS DataSync transfers with Amazon S3.

If you want to create a different type of destination location, see these topics:

To create an Amazon S3 destination location by using the console
  1. On the Configure destination location page, select Create a new location.

    Alternatively, select Choose an existing location if you've already created a location in your AWS Region.

  2. For Location type, choose Amazon S3.

  3. For S3 bucket, choose a bucket that you want to use as your destination location.

    If your S3 bucket is located on an AWS Outposts resource, you must specify an Amazon S3 access point. For more information, see Managing data access with Amazon S3 access points in the Amazon S3 User Guide.

  4. For S3 storage class, choose a storage class that you want your objects to use.

    For more information, review the S3 storage class considerations and request costs.

  5. For Folder, enter a prefix in the S3 bucket that DataSync reads from or writes to (depending on whether the bucket is a source or destination location).


    The prefix can't begin with a slash (for example, /photos) or include consecutive slashes, such as photos//2006/January.

  6. For IAM role, choose Autogenerate.

    DataSync automatically creates an AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) role with the permissions required to access the S3 bucket.

  7. Choose Create location.