Creating an AWS Snowball Job - AWS Snowball

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

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.

Creating an AWS Snowball Job

Regardless of the type of job you're creating for Snow Family devices, there is a set of common tasks that you perform in the AWS Snow Family Management Console. These tasks include the following:

  • Creating a job

  • Monitoring the status of your job

  • Setting up the device

  • Unlocking the device

  • Transferring data

  • Returning the device

The following sections provide step-by-step instructions for performing these tasks. When there is a job type-specific consideration, it is called out specifically in a note.

You can use the AWS Snow Family Management Console to create and manage jobs. Depending on your use case, and regardless of your job type, the process for creating a new job in the Snow Family Console follows a standard workflow.

You can also create and manage jobs using the job management API. For more information, see the AWS Snowball API Reference.