ServiceResource / Action / create_snapshot
Creates a snapshot of an EBS volume and stores it in Amazon S3. You can use snapshots for backups, to make copies of EBS volumes, and to save data before shutting down an instance.
You can create snapshots of volumes in a Region and volumes on an Outpost. If you create a snapshot of a volume in a Region, the snapshot must be stored in the same Region as the volume. If you create a snapshot of a volume on an Outpost, the snapshot can be stored on the same Outpost as the volume, or in the Region for that Outpost.
When a snapshot is created, any Amazon Web Services Marketplace product codes that are associated with the source volume are propagated to the snapshot.
You can take a snapshot of an attached volume that is in use. However, snapshots only capture data that has been written to your Amazon EBS volume at the time the snapshot command is issued; this might exclude any data that has been cached by any applications or the operating system. If you can pause any file systems on the volume long enough to take a snapshot, your snapshot should be complete. However, if you cannot pause all file writes to the volume, you should unmount the volume from within the instance, issue the snapshot command, and then remount the volume to ensure a consistent and complete snapshot. You may remount and use your volume while the snapshot status is
When you create a snapshot for an EBS volume that serves as a root device, we recommend that you stop the instance before taking the snapshot.
Snapshots that are taken from encrypted volumes are automatically encrypted. Volumes that are created from encrypted snapshots are also automatically encrypted. Your encrypted volumes and any associated snapshots always remain protected.
You can tag your snapshots during creation. For more information, see Tag your Amazon EC2 resources in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.
See also: AWS API Documentation
Description (string) – A description for the snapshot.
OutpostArn (string) –
The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Outpost on which to create a local snapshot.
To create a snapshot of a volume in a Region, omit this parameter. The snapshot is created in the same Region as the volume.
To create a snapshot of a volume on an Outpost and store the snapshot in the Region, omit this parameter. The snapshot is created in the Region for the Outpost.
To create a snapshot of a volume on an Outpost and store the snapshot on an Outpost, specify the ARN of the destination Outpost. The snapshot must be created on the same Outpost as the volume.
For more information, see Create local snapshots from volumes on an Outpost in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.
VolumeId (string) –
The ID of the Amazon EBS volume.
TagSpecifications (list) –
The tags to apply to the snapshot during creation.
The tags to apply to a resource when the resource is being created. When you specify a tag, you must specify the resource type to tag, otherwise the request will fail.
Valid Valueslists all the resource types that can be tagged. However, the action you’re using might not support tagging all of these resource types. If you try to tag a resource type that is unsupported for the action you’re using, you’ll get an error.
ResourceType (string) –
The type of resource to tag on creation.
Tags (list) –
The tags to apply to the resource.
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
Value (string) –
The value of the tag.
Constraints: Tag values are case-sensitive and accept a maximum of 256 Unicode characters.
DryRun (boolean) – Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is
DryRunOperation. Otherwise, it is
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