The Snowball client is the tool that you'll use to transfer data between your workstation and the Snowball appliance. You install the client on a host computer in your local environment, and the client automatically encrypts your data prior to transferring it to the Snowball appliance. The client can also be used before you have received a Snowball to estimate the speed of transfer you will see when using the Snowball.

You can learn more about the Snowball client by visiting the Snowball documentation.

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The AWS Import/Export Snowball client is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The computer that you use to run the client requires 7 GB of dedicated RAM for each running instance. For more information, see Workstation Specifications in the Snowball documentation.

Windows

The Snowball client for Windows is currently compatible with Windows 7, 8, and 10. Support for additional versions coming at a later date. Download the client installer package below and save it on your workstation. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to the directory were you have saved the installer package, double click the installer, and follow the instructions.

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Mac

The Snowball client for Mac is compatible with Mac OS X version 10.10 or higher. Download the client installer package below and save it on your workstation. Using Mac Finder, open a window in the folder where you have saved the installer, double click the installer, and follow the instructions.

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Linux

The Snowball client for Linux is currently compatible with Ubuntu version 12 or higher and RHEL version 6 or higher. Download the Snowball client package below and save it on your workstation. The client is distributed as a tar file. After downloading the tar file, unzip the snowball-client-linux.tar.gz package. Then, copy the contents of that folder to your desired path. Once it's copied, you can start using the Snowball client to transfer your data to and from the Snowball.

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The Amazon S3 Adapter for Snowball allows you to programmatically transfer data to and from a Snowball with a subset of the Amazon S3 REST APIs. The adapter redirects your Amazon S3 API calls to Snowball through the workstation while encrypting your data with the same powerful encryption used in the Snowball client. You can use the adapter with existing Amazon S3 programmatic interfaces like the AWS SDKs, the AWS CLI, or your own custom Amazon S3 REST client.

You can learn more about the Amazon S3 Adapter for Snowball by visiting Snowball documentation.

The Amazon S3 Adapter for Snowball is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. The computer that you use to run the client requires 7 GB of dedicated RAM for each running instance. For more information, see Workstation Specifications in Snowball documentation.

Windows

The adapter for Windows is currently compatible with Windows 7, 8, and 10. Download the adapter installer package below and save it on your workstation. Using Windows Explorer, navigate to the directory where you have saved the installer package, double click the installer, and follow the instructions.

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Mac

The adapter for Mac is compatible with Mac OS X version 10.10 or higher. Download the client installer package below and save it on your workstation. Using Mac Finder, open a window in the folder where you have saved the installer, double click the installer, and follow the instructions.

Snowball S3 Adapter for Mac >>

Linux

The adapter for Linux is currently compatible with Ubuntu version 12 or higher and RHEL version 6 or higher. Download the Snowball client package below and save it on your workstation. The client is distributed as a tar file. After downloading the tar file, unzip the snowball-adapter.tar.gz package. Then, copy the contents of that folder to your desired path. Once it's copied, you can start using the Snowball adapter to transfer your data to and from Snowball.

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