AWS DataSync
User Guide

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 Network File System (NFS), Server Message Block (SMB), Amazon EFS, and Amazon S3 as location types. For NFS, SMB 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.

DataSync supports the following source and destination location combinations.

Source (From) Destination (To)

NFS or SMB file system

Amazon EFS file system

NFS or SMB file system

Amazon S3

Amazon EFS

NFS or SMB file system

Amazon S3

NFS file system or Amazon EFS

Note

When copying between two Amazon EFS file systems, we recommend using the NFS (source) to EFS (destination) transfer.