Working with AWS DataSync locations - AWS DataSync

Working with AWS DataSync locations

A location is a storage system or service that AWS DataSync reads from or writes to. Each DataSync transfer has a source and destination location.

DataSync supports the following location types:

  • Network File System (NFS)

  • Server Message Block (SMB)

  • Hadoop Managed File System (HDFS)

  • Object storage systems

  • Amazon Elastic File System (Amazon EFS)

  • Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

  • Amazon FSx for Lustre

  • Amazon FSx for OpenZFS

  • Amazon FSx for NetApp ONTAP

  • Amazon S3

Where you can transfer your data depends on the following factors:

  • The source and destination locations involved in the transfer

  • If your locations belong to different AWS accounts

  • The AWS Regions involved in the transfer

Supported transfers in the same AWS account

DataSync supports transfers between the following locations that belong to the same AWS account.

Source (from) Destination (to)
  • NFS

  • SMB

  • HDFS

  • Object storage

  • NFS on AWS Snowcone

  • Amazon S3 (in AWS Regions)

  • Amazon EFS

  • FSx for Windows File Server

  • FSx for Lustre

  • FSx for OpenZFS

  • FSx for ONTAP

  • Amazon S3 (in AWS Regions)

  • Amazon EFS

  • FSx for Windows File Server

  • FSx for Lustre

  • FSx for OpenZFS

  • FSx for ONTAP

  • NFS

  • SMB

  • HDFS

  • Object storage

  • NFS on AWS Snowcone

  • Amazon S3 (in AWS Regions)

  • Amazon EFS

  • FSx for Windows File Server

  • FSx for Lustre

  • FSx for OpenZFS

  • FSx for ONTAP

  • Amazon S3 (in AWS Regions)

  • Amazon EFS

  • FSx for Windows File Server

  • FSx for Lustre

  • FSx for OpenZFS

  • FSx for ONTAP

  • Amazon S3 (in AWS Regions)

  • Amazon S3 on AWS Outposts

  • Amazon S3 on AWS Outposts

  • Amazon S3 (in AWS Regions)

Supported transfers across AWS accounts

DataSync supports some transfers between storage systems in different AWS accounts. While typically you don't need a DataSync agent for transfer between AWS services, an agent's required when these kinds of transfers only involve Amazon EFS or Amazon FSx file systems.

Source (from) Destination (to)
  • Amazon EFS

    (configured as an NFS location)

  • FSx for Windows File Server

    (configured as an SMB location)

  • Amazon S3 (in AWS Regions)

  • Amazon EFS

  • FSx for Windows File Server

  • FSx for Lustre

  • FSx for OpenZFS

  • FSx for ONTAP

  • Amazon S3 (in AWS Regions)

  • Amazon S3 (in AWS Regions)

  • Amazon EFS

  • FSx for Windows File Server

  • FSx for Lustre

  • FSx for OpenZFS

  • FSx for ONTAP

  • Amazon S3 (in AWS Regions)

  • Amazon EFS

  • FSx for Windows File Server

  • FSx for Lustre

  • FSx for OpenZFS

  • FSx for ONTAP

  • Amazon S3 (in AWS Regions)

  • NFS

  • SMB

  • HDFS

  • Object storage

  • Amazon S3 (in AWS Regions)

Supported transfers in the same AWS Region

There are no restrictions when transferring data within the same AWS Region (including a Region disabled by default). For more information, see AWS Regions supported by DataSync.

Supported transfers across AWS Regions

You can transfer data between AWS Regions supported by DataSync except in the following situations:

  • With AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, you can only transfer between AWS GovCloud (US-East) and AWS GovCloud (US-West).

  • You can’t transfer between Regions if one or both of the Regions is disabled by default.

When you transfer data between AWS services in different AWS Regions, one of the two locations must be in the Region where you're using DataSync.

Important

You pay for data transferred between AWS Regions. This transfer is billed as data transfer OUT from the source to destination Region. For more information, see Data transfer pricing.