Performing Data Transfers using AWS DataSync

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This lesson explores the AWS DataSync service which focuses on the transfer of data between on-premises into AWS storage services, in addition to transferring data between AWS storage services.

Learning objectives

  • Define what AWS DataSync is and what it's used for
  • Understand AWS DataSync use cases
  • Define the architecture and process of using AWS DataSync to transfer data from on-premises to AWS
  • Define the architecture and process of using AWS DataSync to transfer data between different AWS storage services

Intended Audience

This lesson has been designed to assist those who are responsible for managing and maintaining data and storage solutions, also it would be advantageous to anyone who is looking to take an AWS associate level exam.


To get the most out of this lesson, it would be beneficial to have a basic awareness of the different available AWS Storage Services, including Amazon S3, EFS, and FSx for Windows Server.

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