AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Creates an export task, which allows you to efficiently export data from a log group to an Amazon S3 bucket.

This is an asynchronous call. If all the required information is provided, this operation initiates an export task and responds with the ID of the task. After the task has started, you can use DescribeExportTasks to get the status of the export task. Each account can only have one active (RUNNING or PENDING) export task at a time. To cancel an export task, use CancelExportTask.

You can export logs from multiple log groups or multiple time ranges to the same S3 bucket. To separate out log data for each export task, you can specify a prefix to be used as the Amazon S3 key prefix for all exported objects.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to CreateExportTaskAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.CloudWatchLogs
Assembly: AWSSDK.CloudWatchLogs.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual CreateExportTaskResponse CreateExportTask(
         CreateExportTaskRequest request
Type: Amazon.CloudWatchLogs.Model.CreateExportTaskRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the CreateExportTask service method.

Return Value
The response from the CreateExportTask service method, as returned by CloudWatchLogs.


InvalidParameterException A parameter is specified incorrectly.
LimitExceededException You have reached the maximum number of resources that can be created.
OperationAbortedException Multiple requests to update the same resource were in conflict.
ResourceAlreadyExistsException The specified resource already exists.
ResourceNotFoundException The specified resource does not exist.
ServiceUnavailableException The service cannot complete the request.

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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