Using multiple AWS DataSync agents for a location - AWS DataSync

Using multiple AWS DataSync agents for a location

For most workloads, we recommend that you use one AWS DataSync agent for each self-managed location. However, there are exceptions:

  • Some workloads have tens of millions of small files. In these cases, we recommend up to four agents for each location.

  • If your network has limited bandwidth (for example, an agent is on a network link with less than 2.5 Gbps), we recommend four agents for each location.

When using multiple agents for a location, remember the following:

  • All the agents must be online to run your DataSync task.

    Note

    If even one of the agents goes offline, you can't use the location in a task.

  • If you're using a VPC endpoint to communicate with AWS, all the agents must use the same endpoint and subnet.