Connect to your storage, connect to our storage, and start copying

Getting started with DataSync is easy: Deploy the DataSync agent on premises, connect it to a file system or storage array using NFS, select Amazon EFS or S3 as your AWS storage, and start moving data. You'll pay only for the data you copy.

Simple steps to get going

STEP 01

Sign up for a free AWS account

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STEP 02

Learn about DataSync

You can dig into the FAQs for key facts, and dive deeper in the docs. Also, stay tuned for more recorded sessions, blogs and demos.

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STEP 03

Go to the Console

The DataSync console is where you start, configure and manage the DataSync services operations.

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STEP 04

Deploy the DataSync Agent

Download and deploy the agent to an on-premises VMware ESXi hypervisor. Associate it to your AWS account via the Console or API. The agent will access your local NFS storage to read data from it or write to it.

STEP 05

Create a data transfer task

Create a task by specifying the source location and destination location for your data transfer, and configure any options you want to use with the transfer, such as copying file metadata.

STEP 06

Start the transfer

Start the task and monitor data movement in the console or with Amazon CloudWatch. Then, use the data however you want in AWS.

See the documentation

Additional resources

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Deep Dive on AWS DataSync

AWS re:Invent 2018: AWS DataSync - Automate & accelerate online data transfer (STG324)

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