[ aws . importexport ]



You use this operation to change the parameters specified in the original manifest file by supplying a new manifest file. The manifest file attached to this request replaces the original manifest file. You can only use the operation after a CreateJob request but before the data transfer starts and you can only use it on jobs you own.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--job-id <value>
--manifest <value>
--job-type <value>
--validate-only | --no-validate-only
[--api-version <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--job-id (string) A unique identifier which refers to a particular job.

--manifest (string) The UTF-8 encoded text of the manifest file.

--job-type (string) Specifies whether the job to initiate is an import or export job.

Possible values:

  • Import

  • Export

--validate-only | --no-validate-only (boolean) Validate the manifest and parameter values in the request but do not actually create a job.

--api-version (string) Specifies the version of the client tool.

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal’s quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

The following command updates the specified job:

aws importexport update-job --job-id EX1ID --job-type import --manifest file://manifest.txt --no-validate-only

The output for the update-jobs command looks like the following:

True    **** Device will be erased before being returned. ****

With this command, you can either modify the original manifest you submitted, or you can start over and create a new manifest file. In either case, the original manifest is discarded.


Success -> (boolean)

Specifies whether (true) or not (false) AWS Import/Export updated your job.

WarningMessage -> (string)

An optional message notifying you of non-fatal issues with the job, such as use of an incompatible Amazon S3 bucket name.

ArtifactList -> (list)

A collection of artifacts.


A discrete item that contains the description and URL of an artifact (such as a PDF).

Description -> (string)

The associated description for this object.

URL -> (string)

The URL for a given Artifact.