Snowball Edge Client

The Snowball Edge Client is a terminal application for Snowball Edges that you can use to unlock, setup and administer devices.

We recommend using the latest Linux or Mac clients which support the Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (AES-NI) extension to the x86 instruction set architecture. This improves speeds for encrypting or decrypting data during transfers between the Snowball Edge device and your Mac or Linux workstations.

  AWS Snowball Edge Client
Windows 7 or higher Download
Mac OS X 10.10 or higher
Linux (Ubuntu version 12 or higher, and RHEL version 6 or higher)


AWS Tech Talk May 2018: Computing at the Network Edge
AWS Tech Talk Feb 2018: AWS Services for Data Migration
AWS re:Invent 2017: Migrating Large Scale Data Sets to the Cloud (STG204)


See Werner Vogels, Amazon CTO, introduce EC2 instances on Snowball Edge at the 2018 New York Summit

How AWS thinks about making the cloud secure. Snowball Edge content starts at 8:55 and again at 17:00

A video walkthrough of the steps required to move a database using Snowball Edge

AWS partner DDBest moves their Oracle database to Amazon Aurora PostgreSQL using Snowball Edge

See Andy Jassy, AWS CEO, introduce the Snowball Edge at re:Invent 2016

Watch the re:Invent 2016 session and hear how customers are using these devices to migrate and pre-process data



Provides a conceptual overview of how to use a AWS Snowball Edge device, and includes guidance for local storage and compute, clustering, importing and exporting data into Amazon S3, and other features.


Describes all the job and shipping API operations for Snowball and Snowball Edge devices in detail. Also provides sample requests, responses, and errors for the supported web services protocols.

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