AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell
Command Reference

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Synopsis

Calls the AWS DataSync CreateTask API operation.

Syntax

New-DSYNTask
-SourceLocationArn <String>
-CloudWatchLogGroupArn <String>
-DestinationLocationArn <String>
-Exclude <FilterRule[]>
-Name <String>
-Option <Options>
-Tag <TagListEntry[]>
-Force <SwitchParameter>

Description

Creates a task. A task is a set of two locations (source and destination) and a set of Options that you use to control the behavior of a task. If you don't specify Options when you create a task, AWS DataSync populates them with service defaults. When you create a task, it first enters the CREATING state. During CREATING AWS DataSync attempts to mount the on-premises Network File System (NFS) location. The task transitions to the AVAILABLE state without waiting for the AWS location to become mounted. If required, AWS DataSync mounts the AWS location before each task execution. If an agent that is associated with a source (NFS) location goes offline, the task transitions to the UNAVAILABLE status. If the status of the task remains in the CREATING status for more than a few minutes, it means that your agent might be having trouble mounting the source NFS file system. Check the task's ErrorCode and ErrorDetail. Mount issues are often caused by either a misconfigured firewall or a mistyped NFS server host name.

Parameters

-CloudWatchLogGroupArn <String>
The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Amazon CloudWatch log group that is used to monitor and log events in the task. For more information on these groups, see Working with Log Groups and Log Streams in the Amazon CloudWatch User Guide.For more information about how to use CloudWatch Logs with DataSync, see Monitoring Your Task in the AWS DataSync User Guide.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-DestinationLocationArn <String>
The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of an AWS storage resource's location.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-Exclude <FilterRule[]>
A list of filter rules that determines which files to exclude from a task. The list should contain a single filter string that consists of the patterns to exclude. The patterns are delimited by "|" (that is, a pipe), for example, "/folder1|/folder2"
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
AliasesExcludes
-Force <SwitchParameter>
This parameter overrides confirmation prompts to force the cmdlet to continue its operation. This parameter should always be used with caution.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-Name <String>
The name of a task. This value is a text reference that is used to identify the task in the console.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-Option <Options>
The set of configuration options that control the behavior of a single execution of the task that occurs when you call StartTaskExecution. You can configure these options to preserve metadata such as user ID (UID) and group ID (GID), file permissions, data integrity verification, and so on.For each individual task execution, you can override these options by specifying the OverrideOptions before starting a the task execution. For more information, see the operation.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
AliasesOptions
-SourceLocationArn <String>
The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the source location for the task.
Required?False
Position?1
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, )
The key-value pair that represents the tag that you want to add to the resource. The value can be an empty string.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
AliasesTags

Common Credential and Region Parameters

-AccessKey <String>
The AWS access key for the user account. This can be a temporary access key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Credential <AWSCredentials>
An AWSCredentials object instance containing access and secret key information, and optionally a token for session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileLocation <String>

Used to specify the name and location of the ini-format credential file (shared with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs)

If this optional parameter is omitted this cmdlet will search the encrypted credential file used by the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio first. If the profile is not found then the cmdlet will search in the ini-format credential file at the default location: (user's home directory)\.aws\credentials. Note that the encrypted credential file is not supported on all platforms. It will be skipped when searching for profiles on Windows Nano Server, Mac, and Linux platforms.

If this parameter is specified then this cmdlet will only search the ini-format credential file at the location given.

As the current folder can vary in a shell or during script execution it is advised that you use specify a fully qualified path instead of a relative path.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileName <String>
The user-defined name of an AWS credentials or SAML-based role profile containing credential information. The profile is expected to be found in the secure credential file shared with the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. You can also specify the name of a profile stored in the .ini-format credential file used with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-NetworkCredential <PSCredential>
Used with SAML-based authentication when ProfileName references a SAML role profile. Contains the network credentials to be supplied during authentication with the configured identity provider's endpoint. This parameter is not required if the user's default network identity can or should be used during authentication.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SecretKey <String>
The AWS secret key for the user account. This can be a temporary secret key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SessionToken <String>
The session token if the access and secret keys are temporary session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Region <String>
The system name of the AWS region in which the operation should be invoked. For example, us-east-1, eu-west-1 etc.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-EndpointUrl <String>

The endpoint to make the call against.

Note: This parameter is primarily for internal AWS use and is not required/should not be specified for normal usage. The cmdlets normally determine which endpoint to call based on the region specified to the -Region parameter or set as default in the shell (via Set-DefaultAWSRegion). Only specify this parameter if you must direct the call to a specific custom endpoint.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False

Inputs

You can pipe a String object to this cmdlet for the SourceLocationArn parameter.

Outputs

This cmdlet returns a System.String object. The service call response (type Amazon.DataSync.Model.CreateTaskResponse) can also be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack.

Supported Version

AWS Tools for PowerShell: 2.x.y.z