AWS DataSync
User Guide

Working with Locations

In this section, you can find information about how to create and configure locations.

A location is an endpoint of a task. AWS DataSync supports Network File System (NFS), Amazon EFS, and Amazon S3 as location types. For NFS and Amazon EFS, the location is the export path where you want to mount your file system. For Amazon S3, the location is the prefix path that you want to mount and use as the root of the sync.

AWS DataSync supports the following location combinations.

Source (From) Destination (To)

On-premises NFS file system

Amazon EFS file system

On-premises NFS file system

Amazon S3

Amazon EFS

On-premises NFS file system

Amazon S3

On-premises NFS file system