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[ aws . datasync ]



Creates an endpoint for an Amazon EFS file system.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


[--subdirectory <value>]
--efs-filesystem-arn <value>
--ec2-config <value>
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--subdirectory (string)

A subdirectory in the location’s path. This subdirectory in the EFS file system is used to read data from the EFS source location or write data to the EFS destination. By default, DataSync uses the root directory.


Subdirectory must be specified with forward slashes. For example, /path/to/folder .

--efs-filesystem-arn (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the Amazon EFS file system.

--ec2-config (structure)

The subnet and security group that the Amazon EFS file system uses. The security group that you provide needs to be able to communicate with the security group on the mount target in the subnet specified.

The exact relationship between security group M (of the mount target) and security group S (which you provide for DataSync to use at this stage) is as follows:

  • Security group M (which you associate with the mount target) must allow inbound access for the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) on the NFS port (2049) from security group S. You can enable inbound connections either by IP address (CIDR range) or security group.
  • Security group S (provided to DataSync to access EFS) should have a rule that enables outbound connections to the NFS port on one of the file system’s mount targets. You can enable outbound connections either by IP address (CIDR range) or security group. For information about security groups and mount targets, see Security Groups for Amazon EC2 Instances and Mount Targets in the Amazon EFS User Guide.

SubnetArn -> (string)

The ARN of the subnet and the security group that DataSync uses to access the target EFS file system.

SecurityGroupArns -> (list)

The Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) of the security groups that are configured for the Amazon EC2 resource.


Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "SubnetArn": "string",
  "SecurityGroupArns": ["string", ...]

--tags (list)

The key-value pair that represents a tag that you want to add to the resource. The value can be an empty string. This value helps you manage, filter, and search for your resources. We recommend that you create a name tag for your location.


Represents a single entry in a list of Amazon Web Services resource tags. TagListEntry returns an array that contains a list of tasks when the ListTagsForResource operation is called.

Key -> (string)

The key for an Amazon Web Services resource tag.

Value -> (string)

The value for an Amazon Web Services resource tag.

Shorthand Syntax:

Key=string,Value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Key": "string",
    "Value": "string"

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


LocationArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Amazon EFS file system location that is created.