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AWS Import-Export - Introduction

AWS Import/ Export Service expedites and reduces cost of moving large volumes of data in or out of AWS, with the use of portable storage devices. Both import and export services use Amazon high-speed internal network, making it faster to move large data sets, compared to trasferring the data over internet.

AWS Import service creates a job for importing data from your storage device into Amazon S3 Buckets in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Singapore) Regions.

AWS Export service creates a job for exporting data from Amazon S3 Buckets in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), EU (Ireland) and Asia Pacific (Singapore) Regions to your storage device.

How to perform AWS Import/Export Operations?

  • Using S3 REST API

    If you are a programmer, you can perform AWS Import/Export operations by using AWS Import/Export supported REST API in your application code.

  • Using Bucket Explorer User Interface

    You can perform the same AWS Import/Export operations using Bucket Explorer using mouse clicks without writing any code

You can perform the following AWS Import/Export operations:

  • AWS Import Service: You can create job for importing data from your storage device to Amazon S3 Buckets in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), EU (Ireland) and Asia Pacific (Singapore) Regions using Amazon REST API and using Bucket Explorer. For more details, check the link about AWS Import Service .
  • AWS Export Service: You can create job for exporting data from Amazon S3 Buckets in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), US West (Northern California), EU (Ireland) and Asia Pacific (Singapore) Regions to your storage device using Amazon REST API and using Bucket Explorer. Check the link to get more details about AWS Export Service .
  • AWS Update Job: You can update an existing import/export job using Amazon REST API and using Bucket Explorer. Check the link to get more details about AWS Update Job .
  • AWS Cancel Job: You can update an existing import/export job using Amazon REST API and using Bucket Explorer. Check the link to get more details about AWS Cancel Job .