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.
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.
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.
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.
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.