DataSync / Client / create_location_object_storage



Creates a transfer location for an object storage system. DataSync can use this location as a source or destination for transferring data.

Before you begin, make sure that you understand the prerequisites for DataSync to work with object storage systems.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.create_location_object_storage(
            'Key': 'string',
            'Value': 'string'
  • ServerHostname (string) –


    Specifies the domain name or IP address of the object storage server. A DataSync agent uses this hostname to mount the object storage server in a network.

  • ServerPort (integer) – Specifies the port that your object storage server accepts inbound network traffic on (for example, port 443).

  • ServerProtocol (string) – Specifies the protocol that your object storage server uses to communicate.

  • Subdirectory (string) – Specifies the object prefix for your object storage server. If this is a source location, DataSync only copies objects with this prefix. If this is a destination location, DataSync writes all objects with this prefix.

  • BucketName (string) –


    Specifies the name of the object storage bucket involved in the transfer.

  • AccessKey (string) – Specifies the access key (for example, a user name) if credentials are required to authenticate with the object storage server.

  • SecretKey (string) – Specifies the secret key (for example, a password) if credentials are required to authenticate with the object storage server.

  • AgentArns (list) –


    Specifies the Amazon Resource Names (ARNs) of the DataSync agents that can securely connect with your location.

    • (string) –

  • Tags (list) –

    Specifies the key-value pair that represents a tag that you want to add to the resource. Tags can help you manage, filter, and search for your resources. We recommend creating a name tag for your location.

    • (dict) –

      A key-value pair representing a single tag that’s been applied to an Amazon Web Services resource.

      • Key (string) – [REQUIRED]

        The key for an Amazon Web Services resource tag.

      • Value (string) –

        The value for an Amazon Web Services resource tag.

  • ServerCertificate (bytes) –

    Specifies a certificate chain for DataSync to authenticate with your object storage system if the system uses a private or self-signed certificate authority (CA). You must specify a single .pem file with a full certificate chain (for example, file:///home/user/.ssh/object_storage_certificates.pem).

    The certificate chain might include:

    • The object storage system’s certificate

    • All intermediate certificates (if there are any)

    • The root certificate of the signing CA

    You can concatenate your certificates into a .pem file (which can be up to 32768 bytes before base64 encoding). The following example cat command creates an object_storage_certificates.pem file that includes three certificates:

    cat object_server_certificate.pem intermediate_certificate.pem ca_root_certificate.pem > object_storage_certificates.pem

    To use this parameter, configure ServerProtocol to HTTPS.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'LocationArn': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –


    • LocationArn (string) –

      Specifies the ARN of the object storage system location that you create.


  • DataSync.Client.exceptions.InvalidRequestException

  • DataSync.Client.exceptions.InternalException