Create an Export Job - AWS Snowball

This guide is in the process of being deprecated and will no longer be updated.

Note

The first-generation 80 TB Snowball device is no longer available. Use the Snowball Edge storage optimized devices for all data transfer jobs. For Snowball Edge documentation, see the AWS Snowball Edge Developer Guide.

Create an Export Job

Note

The first-generation 80 TB Snowball device is no longer available. Use the Snowball Edge storage optimized devices for all data transfer jobs.

To create an export job

Once your job is created, you're taken to the job dashboard, where you can view and manage your jobs. The newest job you created is selected by default, though this a temporary placeholder. When the Amazon S3 listing operation completes in the background, this newest job will be replaced with the number of job parts necessary to complete your job.

Note

At this point, until the job enters the Preparing Snowball status, you have the option of canceling the job and its job parts. If you think that you might want to cancel a job, we suggest that you use Amazon SNS notifications to track when the job is created.

For more information on managing jobs from the AWS Snow Family Management Console and tracking job status, see Using the AWS Snow Family Management Console.

Once the Snowball is prepared, the status for your first job part will become Exporting. Exporting typically takes one business day; however, this can take longer on occasion.

Once Exporting has completed, the Snowball for your job part enters the Preparing shipment status, followed quickly by the In transit to you status. Shipping can take a few days, and you can track the shipping status of the Snowball we prepared for your job. In your job's details, you'll see a link to the tracking webpage with your tracking number provided.

Now that your export job is on its way, you can get from the console a report of the data transfer from Amazon S3 to the Snowball, and also success and failure logs. To access the report or the logs, select the job from the table, and expand it to reveal the job's detailed information. Choose Get report to download your job report. For more information, see Getting Your Job Completion Report and Logs in the Console.

Next: Receive the AWS Snowball device