Start your task - AWS DataSync

Start your task

Next, you start your task. You can further review your configuration settings before you start the task,

To start your task with the default configuration

  1. When the Status of the task changes from Creating to Available, choose Start.

  2. Choose Start with defaults.

    The task starts and you're redirected to the Task execution page.

To start your task with a modified configuration

  1. When the Status of the task changes from Creating to Available, choose Start, and then Start with overriding options.

  2. Modify the settings that you want to change before starting the task.

  3. Review your changes and choose Start.

    The task starts and you're redirected to the Task execution page.

When you create a task, it first enters the Creating state. While the task is in the Creating state, AWS DataSync performs validation checks on the source and destination locations. After DataSync validates the locations, the task transitions to the Available state. If an agent on the source location goes offline, the task transitions to the Unavailable state.

For information about how DataSync transfers files, see How DataSync transfers files.