CreateFileSystemWindowsConfiguration - Amazon FSx


The configuration object for the Microsoft Windows file system used in CreateFileSystem and CreateFileSystemFromBackup operations.



The ID for an existing AWS Managed Microsoft Active Directory (AD) instance that the file system should join when it's created.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 12.

Pattern: ^d-[0-9a-f]{10}$

Required: No


The number of days to retain automatic backups. The default is to retain backups for 7 days. Setting this value to 0 disables the creation of automatic backups. The maximum retention period for backups is 90 days.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 0. Maximum value of 90.

Required: No


A boolean flag indicating whether tags for the file system should be copied to backups. This value defaults to false. If it's set to true, all tags for the file system are copied to all automatic and user-initiated backups where the user doesn't specify tags. If this value is true, and you specify one or more tags, only the specified tags are copied to backups. If you specify one or more tags when creating a user-initiated backup, no tags are copied from the file system, regardless of this value.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


The preferred time to take daily automatic backups, formatted HH:MM in the UTC time zone.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 5.

Pattern: ^([01]\d|2[0-3]):?([0-5]\d)$

Required: No


Specifies the file system deployment type, valid values are the following:

  • MULTI_AZ_1 - Deploys a high availability file system that is configured for Multi-AZ redundancy to tolerate temporary Availability Zone (AZ) unavailability. You can only deploy a Multi-AZ file system in AWS Regions that have a minimum of three Availability Zones. Also supports HDD storage type

  • SINGLE_AZ_1 - (Default) Choose to deploy a file system that is configured for single AZ redundancy.

  • SINGLE_AZ_2 - The latest generation Single AZ file system. Specifies a file system that is configured for single AZ redundancy and supports HDD storage type.

For more information, see Availability and Durability: Single-AZ and Multi-AZ File Systems.

Type: String

Valid Values: MULTI_AZ_1 | SINGLE_AZ_1 | SINGLE_AZ_2

Required: No


Required when DeploymentType is set to MULTI_AZ_1. This specifies the subnet in which you want the preferred file server to be located. For in-AWS applications, we recommend that you launch your clients in the same Availability Zone (AZ) as your preferred file server to reduce cross-AZ data transfer costs and minimize latency.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 15. Maximum length of 24.

Pattern: ^(subnet-[0-9a-f]{8,})$

Required: No


The configuration that Amazon FSx uses to join the Windows File Server instance to your self-managed (including on-premises) Microsoft Active Directory (AD) directory.

Type: SelfManagedActiveDirectoryConfiguration object

Required: No


The throughput of an Amazon FSx file system, measured in megabytes per second, in 2 to the nth increments, between 2^3 (8) and 2^11 (2048).

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 8. Maximum value of 2048.

Required: Yes


The preferred start time to perform weekly maintenance, formatted d:HH:MM in the UTC time zone, where d is the weekday number, from 1 through 7, beginning with Monday and ending with Sunday.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 7.

Pattern: ^[1-7]:([01]\d|2[0-3]):?([0-5]\d)$

Required: No

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: