Configure a Destination Location - AWS DataSync

Configure a Destination Location

A task consists of a pair of locations that data will be transferred between. The source location defines the storage system or service that you want to read data from. The destination location defines the storage system or service that you want to write data to.

For a list of all DataSync supported source and destination endpoints, see Working with Locations.

Note

When copying between two Amazon EFS file systems, we recommend using the NFS (source) to EFS (destination) transfer. When copying between two Amazon FSx for Windows File Server file systems, we recommend using the SMB (source) to Amazon FSx for Windows File Server (destination) transfer.

In the following walkthrough, we give an example of configuring an S3 bucket as the destination location. If you don't have an S3 bucket in the current AWS Region, create one. For information about how to create an Amazon S3 bucket, see Create a Bucket in the Amazon Simple Storage Service Getting Started Guide.

To configure a different location type, see the following topics: