Using Multiple Agents for a Location - AWS DataSync

Using Multiple Agents for a Location

For most workloads, we recommend that you activate one agent for each on-premises location. However, there are a couple of exceptions:

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

  • In some environments, each agent is on a network link less than 2.5 Gbps in bandwidth. For such environments, or environments that are otherwise network-limited, we recommend four agents for each on-premises location.

If you use multiple agents for a source location, the status of all the agents must be available for the task to run.

Note

If one of the source agents becomes unavailable, locations that include that unavailable agent can’t be used, even if the other agents are available.