AWS DataSync simplifies automation with API filters

Posted on: Aug 18, 2020

AWS DataSync now supports filtering for the ListTasks and ListLocations API calls, enabling you to easily retrieve configuration of data transfer tasks, using filters such as the source or destination for the data transfer. With this new capability, you can automate the set up and monitoring of workloads that involve hundreds of DataSync tasks. 

DataSync is an online data transfer service that simplifies, automates, and accelerates copying large amounts of data to and from AWS storage services. When listing your data transfer tasks and storage locations, you can filter results based on specific storage location types, folder paths, or time when you configured your DataSync resources. For example, you can easily retrieve the list of data transfer tasks that write to a specific S3 bucket, or that copy files from your NFS servers. Using this functionality, you can automate triggering and monitoring hundreds of DataSync tasks with simple API calls. 

DataSync is available in 22 AWS Regions. You can learn more in the DataSync documentation, or log in to the AWS DataSync console to get started.