Step 1: Plan Your Job - AWS Snowcone User Guide

Step 1: Plan Your Job

The first step in creating a job is to determine the type of job that you need and to start planning it using the AWS Snow Family Management Console.

To plan your job

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console, and open the AWS Snow Family Management Console. If this is your first time creating a job in this AWS Region, you will see the AWS Snow Family page. Otherwise you will see the list of pre-existing jobs.

  2. If this is your first job, choose Order an AWS Snow family device otherwise choose Create Job located in the left navigation bar. Choose Next step to open the Plan your job page.

  3. Depending on your use case, choose one of the following job types:

    • Import into Amazon S3 – Choose this option to have AWS ship an empty Snowcone device to you. You connect the device to your local network and run the Snowcone client. You copy data onto the device using NFS share, ship it back to AWS, and your data is uploaded to AWS.

    • Local compute and storage only – Choose this option to perform compute and storage workloads on the device without transferring any data.

  4. Choose Next to continue.