Retrieves information about the storage configuration for IoT SiteWise.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.describe_storage_configuration()
Return type
Response Syntax
    'multiLayerStorage': {
        'customerManagedS3Storage': {
            's3ResourceArn': 'string',
            'roleArn': 'string'
    'disassociatedDataStorage': 'ENABLED'|'DISABLED',
    'retentionPeriod': {
        'numberOfDays': 123,
        'unlimited': True|False
    'configurationStatus': {
        'error': {
            'message': 'string'
    'lastUpdateDate': datetime(2015, 1, 1)

Response Structure

  • (dict) --
    • storageType (string) --

      The storage tier that you specified for your data. The storageType parameter can be one of the following values:

      • SITEWISE_DEFAULT_STORAGE – IoT SiteWise saves your data into the hot tier. The hot tier is a service-managed database.
      • MULTI_LAYER_STORAGE – IoT SiteWise saves your data in both the cold tier and the hot tier. The cold tier is a customer-managed Amazon S3 bucket.
    • multiLayerStorage (dict) --

      Contains information about the storage destination.

      • customerManagedS3Storage (dict) --

        Contains information about a customer managed Amazon S3 bucket.

        • s3ResourceArn (string) --

          The ARN of the Amazon S3 object. For more information about how to find the ARN for an Amazon S3 object, see Amazon S3 resources in the Amazon Simple Storage Service User Guide .

        • roleArn (string) --

          The ARN of the Identity and Access Management role that allows IoT SiteWise to send data to Amazon S3.

    • disassociatedDataStorage (string) --

      Contains the storage configuration for time series (data streams) that aren't associated with asset properties. The disassociatedDataStorage can be one of the following values:

      • ENABLED – IoT SiteWise accepts time series that aren't associated with asset properties.


      After the disassociatedDataStorage is enabled, you can't disable it.

      • DISABLED – IoT SiteWise doesn't accept time series (data streams) that aren't associated with asset properties.

      For more information, see Data streams in the IoT SiteWise User Guide .

    • retentionPeriod (dict) --

      How many days your data is kept in the hot tier. By default, your data is kept indefinitely in the hot tier.

      • numberOfDays (integer) --

        The number of days that your data is kept.


        If you specified a value for this parameter, the unlimited parameter must be false .

      • unlimited (boolean) --

        If true, your data is kept indefinitely.


        If configured to true , you must not specify a value for the numberOfDays parameter.

    • configurationStatus (dict) --

      Contains current status information for the configuration.

      • state (string) --

        The current state of the configuration.

      • error (dict) --

        Contains associated error information, if any.

        • code (string) --

          The error code.

        • message (string) --

          The error message.

    • lastUpdateDate (datetime) --

      The date the storage configuration was last updated, in Unix epoch time.


  • IoTSiteWise.Client.exceptions.InvalidRequestException
  • IoTSiteWise.Client.exceptions.ResourceNotFoundException
  • IoTSiteWise.Client.exceptions.InternalFailureException
  • IoTSiteWise.Client.exceptions.ThrottlingException
  • IoTSiteWise.Client.exceptions.LimitExceededException
  • IoTSiteWise.Client.exceptions.ConflictingOperationException