AWS Elemental MediaStore
User Guide

Creating a Container

You can create up to 100 containers for each AWS account. However, there is no limit to the number of folders that you can create in each of those containers. In addition, there is no limit to the number of objects that you can upload to each container.

To create a container (console)

  1. Open the MediaStore console at

  2. On the Containers page, choose Create container.

  3. For Container name, type a name for the container. For more information, see Rules for Container Names.

  4. Choose Create container. AWS Elemental MediaStore adds the new container to a list of containers. Initially, the status of the container is Creating, and then it changes to Active.

To create a container (AWS CLI)

  • In the AWS CLI, use the create-container command:

    aws mediastore --region us-west-2 create-container -–container-name=ExampleContainer

    The following example shows the return value:

    { "Container": { "Status": "CREATING", "CreationTime": 1506528818.0, "Name": "ExampleContainer", "ARN": "arn:aws:mediastore:us-west-2:111222333444:container/ExampleContainer" } }