Cloning an Import Job in the Console - AWS Snowball

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Cloning an Import Job in the Console

When you first create an import job, you might discover that you need more than one Snowball. Because each Snowball is associated with a single import job, requiring more than one Snowball means that you need to create more than one job. When creating additional jobs, you can go through the job creation wizard again, or you can clone an existing job.

Cloning a job means recreating it exactly, except for an automatically modified name. Cloning is a simple process.

To clone a job
  1. In the AWS Snow Family Management Console, choose your job from the table.

  2. For Actions, choose Clone job.

  3. The Create job wizard opens to the last page, Step 6: Review.

  4. Review the information and make any changes you want by choosing the appropriate Edit button.

  5. To create your cloned job, choose Create job.

Cloned jobs are named in the format Job Name-clone-number. The number is automatically appended to the job name and represents the number of times you've cloned this job after the first time you clone it. For example, AprilFinanceReports-clone represents the first cloned job of AprilFinanceReports job, and DataCenterMigration-clone-42 represents the forty-second clone of the DataCenterMigration job.