I'm looking to use AWS import export disk to ship 2TB of data to AWS on an encrypted USB drive. For this volume of data it doesn't justify having a snowball device delivered to the office.

I'm in a supported region (Ireland), but on the AWS services I cannot see Import Export, only Snowball, which only has the option of having a Snowball device delivered. How do I find this service to create the import job as described here: https://aws.amazon.com/snowball/disk/getting-started/ ?

Or is this service being withdrawn?

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Looks like it isn't directly in the services, but is an S3 related tool that is accessed using a command line tool or the APIs.

This page explains: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSImportExport/latest/DG/ToolsforCreatingandManaging.html

You can create an AWS Import/Export job using a command line tool ...

To download the AWS Import/Export Web Service Tool

You also have the option of using the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) to create and manage your AWS Import/Export jobs. For information on installing and using the AWS CLI, see Getting Set Up with the AWS Command Line Interface in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide.

The AWS CLI reference for AWS Import/Export commands, along with helpful examples, can be found in the importexport commands section of the AWS CLI Reference.

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