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

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, 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 S3

NFS or SMB file system

Amazon EFS

NFS or SMB file system

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

Amazon EFS (configured as an NFS location)

Amazon EFS

Amazon EFS (configured as an NFS location)

Amazon S3

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

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

Amazon EFS

Amazon S3

NFS or SMB file system

Amazon EFS

NFS or SMB file system

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server

NFS or SMB file system