Working with Locations - AWS DataSync

Working with Locations

In this section, you can find information about how to create and configure locations. A location defines the storage system or service that you want to read data from or write data to. AWS DataSync supports the following location types:

  • Network File System (NFS)

  • Server Message Block (SMB)

  • Self-managed object storage

  • Amazon EFS

  • Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

  • Amazon S3

For NFS, SMB, Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, and Amazon EFS, the location is the export path where you want to mount your file system. For Amazon S3 and self-managed object storage, the location is the prefix path that you want to mount and use as the root of the sync.

Note

DataSync only copies your storage contents, and does not copy the configuration of the storage itself. For example, when copying from Amazon S3 to Amazon S3, DataSync does not copy bucket-level permissions. Likewise, when copying between SMB shares, DataSync does not copy share-level configuration.

DataSync supports the following source and destination location combinations.

Source (From) Destination (To)

Self-managed storage (including NFS, SMB file system, object storage, or NFS on your AWS Snowcone device)

Amazon S3 (in AWS Regions)

Self-managed storage (including NFS, SMB file system, object storage, or NFS on your AWS Snowcone device)

Amazon EFS

Self-managed storage (including NFS, SMB file system, object storage, or NFS on your AWS Snowcone device)

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

Amazon EFS (configured as an NFS location)

Amazon EFS

Amazon EFS (configured as an NFS location)

Amazon S3 (in AWS Regions)

Amazon EFS (configured as an NFS location)

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server (configured as an SMB location)

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server (configured as an SMB location)

Amazon S3 (in AWS Regions)

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server (configured as an SMB location)

Amazon EFS

Amazon S3 (in AWS Regions)

Self-managed storage (including NFS, SMB file system, object storage, or NFS on your AWS Snowcone device)

Amazon EFS

Self-managed storage (including NFS, SMB file system, object storage, or NFS on your AWS Snowcone device)

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

Self-managed storage (including NFS, SMB file system, object storage, or NFS on your AWS Snowcone device)

Amazon S3 (in AWS Regions)

Amazon S3 on Outposts

Amazon S3 on Outposts

Amazon S3 (in AWS Regions)