EC2 / Client / describe_export_tasks



Describes the specified export instance tasks or all of your export instance tasks.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.describe_export_tasks(
            'Name': 'string',
            'Values': [
  • ExportTaskIds (list) –

    The export task IDs.

    • (string) –

  • Filters (list) –

    the filters for the export tasks.

    • (dict) –

      A filter name and value pair that is used to return a more specific list of results from a describe operation. Filters can be used to match a set of resources by specific criteria, such as tags, attributes, or IDs.

      If you specify multiple filters, the filters are joined with an AND, and the request returns only results that match all of the specified filters.

      • Name (string) –

        The name of the filter. Filter names are case-sensitive.

      • Values (list) –

        The filter values. Filter values are case-sensitive. If you specify multiple values for a filter, the values are joined with an OR, and the request returns all results that match any of the specified values.

        • (string) –

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'ExportTasks': [
            'Description': 'string',
            'ExportTaskId': 'string',
            'ExportToS3Task': {
                'ContainerFormat': 'ova',
                'DiskImageFormat': 'VMDK'|'RAW'|'VHD',
                'S3Bucket': 'string',
                'S3Key': 'string'
            'InstanceExportDetails': {
                'InstanceId': 'string',
                'TargetEnvironment': 'citrix'|'vmware'|'microsoft'
            'State': 'active'|'cancelling'|'cancelled'|'completed',
            'StatusMessage': 'string',
            'Tags': [
                    'Key': 'string',
                    'Value': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • ExportTasks (list) –

      Information about the export tasks.

      • (dict) –

        Describes an export instance task.

        • Description (string) –

          A description of the resource being exported.

        • ExportTaskId (string) –

          The ID of the export task.

        • ExportToS3Task (dict) –

          Information about the export task.

          • ContainerFormat (string) –

            The container format used to combine disk images with metadata (such as OVF). If absent, only the disk image is exported.

          • DiskImageFormat (string) –

            The format for the exported image.

          • S3Bucket (string) –

            The Amazon S3 bucket for the destination image. The destination bucket must exist and have an access control list (ACL) attached that specifies the Region-specific canonical account ID for the Grantee. For more information about the ACL to your S3 bucket, see Prerequisites in the VM Import/Export User Guide.

          • S3Key (string) –

            The encryption key for your S3 bucket.

        • InstanceExportDetails (dict) –

          Information about the instance to export.

          • InstanceId (string) –

            The ID of the resource being exported.

          • TargetEnvironment (string) –

            The target virtualization environment.

        • State (string) –

          The state of the export task.

        • StatusMessage (string) –

          The status message related to the export task.

        • Tags (list) –

          The tags for the export task.

          • (dict) –

            Describes a tag.

            • Key (string) –

              The key of the tag.

              Constraints: Tag keys are case-sensitive and accept a maximum of 127 Unicode characters. May not begin with aws:.

            • Value (string) –

              The value of the tag.

              Constraints: Tag values are case-sensitive and accept a maximum of 256 Unicode characters.