Snowball Notifications - 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.

Snowball Notifications

Snowball is designed to take advantage of the robust notifications delivered by Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS). While creating a job, you can provide a list of comma-separated email addresses to receive email notifications for your job.

You configure Amazon SNS to send text messages for these status notifications from the Amazon SNS console. For more information, see Sending and Receiving SMS Notifications Using Amazon SNS.

After you create your job, every email address that you specified to get Amazon SNS notifications receives an email from AWS Notifications asking for confirmation to the topic subscription. For each email address to receive additional notifications, a user of the account must confirm the subscription by choosing Confirm subscription.

The Amazon SNS notification emails are tailored for each triggering state, and include a link to the AWS Snow Family Management Console.