Creating a location for object storage - AWS DataSync

Creating a location for object storage

A location is an endpoint for self-managed object storage system. Your object storage system must be compatible with the following Amazon S3 API operations for AWS DataSync to connect to it:

  • AbortMultipartUpload

  • DeleteObject

  • GetBucketLocation

  • GetObject

  • GetObjectTagging

  • HeadBucket

  • ListBucket

  • ListBucketMultipartUploads

  • ListMultipartUploadParts

  • PutObject

  • PutObjectTagging

Your object storage system must also support AWS Signature Version 4 for authenticating requests. (AWS Signature Version 2 is deprecated.)

To create a self-managed object storage location

  1. Open the AWS DataSync console at

  2. In the navigation pane, choose Locations. The locations that you previously created appear in the list of locations.

  3. On the Locations page, choose Create location.

  4. For Location type, choose Object storage. You configure this location as a source or destination later.

  5. For Agents, choose one or more agents that you want to use from the available agents. The agent connects to your self-managed object storage server and makes it easier to securely transfer data between the self-managed object storage location and AWS.

  6. For Server, provide the domain name or IP address of the self-managed object storage server.

  7. For Bucket name, enter the name of the self-managed object storage bucket that you will use for the data transfer.

  8. For Folder, enter an object prefix that will be used for the data transfer. When your location is used as a source for a task, DataSync will only copy objects with the provided prefix. When your location is used as a destination for a task, all objects will be written under the provided prefix.

  9. To select the object storage server protocol and server port, choose Additional settings. Select either HTTP or HTTPS.

    By default, the Server port is set to 80 for HTTP, and 443 for HTTPS, but you can specify a custom port if your self-managed object storage server requires one.

  10. (Optional) If credentials are required to access the self-managed object storage location, select Requires credentials, and enter the Access key and the Secret key that are needed to access the bucket. The access key and secret key parameters can also be used to provide user name and password, respectively.

  11. (Optional) Tags are key-value pairs that help you manage, filter, and search for your location. Adding a tag is optional. We recommend using tags for naming your resources.

  12. When you're done, choose Create location.