AWS DataSync Task

This page shows how to write Terraform and CloudFormation for DataSync Task and write them securely.

aws_datasync_task (Terraform)

The Task in DataSync can be configured in Terraform with the resource name aws_datasync_task. The following sections describe 5 examples of how to use the resource and its parameters.

Example Usage from GitHub
resource "aws_datasync_task" "backup-create" {
  destination_location_arn = aws_datasync_location_s3.backup.arn
  name                     = "backup-create"
  source_location_arn      = aws_datasync_location_efs.minecraft_ondemand_efs.arn

  schedule {
resource "aws_datasync_task" "example" {
  destination_location_arn = aws_datasync_location_s3.destination.arn
  name                     = "example"
  source_location_arn      = aws_datasync_location_nfs.source.arn

  options {
resource "aws_datasync_task" "efs_datasync_task" {
  destination_location_arn = aws_datasync_location_efs.efsdestination.arn
  name                     = "ReplicationEFS"
  source_location_arn      = aws_datasync_location_efs.efs_source.arn

  schedule {
resource "aws_datasync_task" "pracmig_datasync_task" {
  destination_location_arn = aws_datasync_location_s3.destination_location.arn
  name                     = "pracmig"
  source_location_arn      = aws_datasync_location_s3.source_location.arn
resource "aws_datasync_task" "this" {
  cloudwatch_log_group_arn = var.cloudwatch_log_group_arn
  destination_location_arn = var.destination_location_arn
  name                     =
  source_location_arn      = var.source_location_arn
  tags                     = var.tags

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Explanation in Terraform Registry

Manages an AWS DataSync Task, which represents a configuration for synchronization. Starting an execution of these DataSync Tasks (actually synchronizing files) is performed outside of this Terraform resource.

AWS::DataSync::Task (CloudFormation)

The Task in DataSync can be configured in CloudFormation with the resource name AWS::DataSync::Task. The following sections describe how to use the resource and its parameters.

Example Usage from GitHub

An example could not be found in GitHub.


Explanation in CloudFormation Registry

The AWS::DataSync::Task resource specifies a task. A task is a set of two locations (source and destination) and a set of Options that you use to control the behavior of a task. If you don't specify Options when you create a task, AWS DataSync populates them with service defaults.

Frequently asked questions

What is AWS DataSync Task?

AWS DataSync Task is a resource for DataSync of Amazon Web Service. Settings can be wrote in Terraform and CloudFormation.

Where can I find the example code for the AWS DataSync Task?

For Terraform, the JKolios/minecraft-ondemand-terraform, shaikis/terraform-aws-datasync and fabiodsilva/terraform-efs-datasync-awsbackup source code examples are useful. See the Terraform Example section for further details.