AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Creates one or more virtual tapes. You write data to the virtual tapes and then archive the tapes. This operation is only supported in the tape gateway type.

Cache storage must be allocated to the gateway before you can create virtual tapes. Use the AddCache operation to add cache storage to a gateway.


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

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


public abstract CreateTapesResponse CreateTapes(
         CreateTapesRequest request
Type: Amazon.StorageGateway.Model.CreateTapesRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the CreateTapes service method, as returned by StorageGateway.


InternalServerErrorException An internal server error has occurred during the request. For more information, see the error and message fields.
InvalidGatewayRequestException An exception occurred because an invalid gateway request was issued to the service. For more information, see the error and message fields.


Creates one or more virtual tapes.

To create a virtual tape

var response = client.CreateTapes(new CreateTapesRequest 
    ClientToken = "77777",
    GatewayARN = "arn:aws:storagegateway:us-east-1:999999999999:gateway/sgw-12A3456B",
    NumTapesToCreate = 3,
    TapeBarcodePrefix = "TEST",
    TapeSizeInBytes = 107374182400

List tapeARNs = response.TapeARNs;


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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