Lightsail / Client / create_disk



Creates a block storage disk that can be attached to an Amazon Lightsail instance in the same Availability Zone ( us-east-2a).

The create disk operation supports tag-based access control via request tags. For more information, see the Amazon Lightsail Developer Guide.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.create_disk(
            'key': 'string',
            'value': 'string'
            'addOnType': 'AutoSnapshot'|'StopInstanceOnIdle',
            'autoSnapshotAddOnRequest': {
                'snapshotTimeOfDay': 'string'
            'stopInstanceOnIdleRequest': {
                'threshold': 'string',
                'duration': 'string'
  • diskName (string) –


    The unique Lightsail disk name ( my-disk).

  • availabilityZone (string) –


    The Availability Zone where you want to create the disk ( us-east-2a). Use the same Availability Zone as the Lightsail instance to which you want to attach the disk.

    Use the get regions operation to list the Availability Zones where Lightsail is currently available.

  • sizeInGb (integer) –


    The size of the disk in GB ( 32).

  • tags (list) –

    The tag keys and optional values to add to the resource during create.

    Use the TagResource action to tag a resource after it’s created.

    • (dict) –

      Describes a tag key and optional value assigned to an Amazon Lightsail resource.

      For more information about tags in Lightsail, see the Amazon Lightsail Developer Guide.

      • key (string) –

        The key of the tag.

        Constraints: Tag keys accept a maximum of 128 letters, numbers, spaces in UTF-8, or the following characters: + - = . _ : / @

      • value (string) –

        The value of the tag.

        Constraints: Tag values accept a maximum of 256 letters, numbers, spaces in UTF-8, or the following characters: + - = . _ : / @

  • addOns (list) –

    An array of objects that represent the add-ons to enable for the new disk.

    • (dict) –

      Describes a request to enable, modify, or disable an add-on for an Amazon Lightsail resource.


      An additional cost may be associated with enabling add-ons. For more information, see the Lightsail pricing page.

      • addOnType (string) – [REQUIRED]

        The add-on type.

      • autoSnapshotAddOnRequest (dict) –

        An object that represents additional parameters when enabling or modifying the automatic snapshot add-on.

        • snapshotTimeOfDay (string) –

          The daily time when an automatic snapshot will be created.


          • Must be in HH:00 format, and in an hourly increment.

          • Specified in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

          • The snapshot will be automatically created between the time specified and up to 45 minutes after.

      • stopInstanceOnIdleRequest (dict) –

        An object that represents additional parameters when enabling or modifying the StopInstanceOnIdle add-on.


        This object only applies to Lightsail for Research resources.

        • threshold (string) –

          The value to compare with the duration.

        • duration (string) –

          The amount of idle time in minutes after which your virtual computer will automatically stop.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'operations': [
            'id': 'string',
            'resourceName': 'string',
            'resourceType': 'ContainerService'|'Instance'|'StaticIp'|'KeyPair'|'InstanceSnapshot'|'Domain'|'PeeredVpc'|'LoadBalancer'|'LoadBalancerTlsCertificate'|'Disk'|'DiskSnapshot'|'RelationalDatabase'|'RelationalDatabaseSnapshot'|'ExportSnapshotRecord'|'CloudFormationStackRecord'|'Alarm'|'ContactMethod'|'Distribution'|'Certificate'|'Bucket',
            'createdAt': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
            'location': {
                'availabilityZone': 'string',
                'regionName': 'us-east-1'|'us-east-2'|'us-west-1'|'us-west-2'|'eu-west-1'|'eu-west-2'|'eu-west-3'|'eu-central-1'|'ca-central-1'|'ap-south-1'|'ap-southeast-1'|'ap-southeast-2'|'ap-northeast-1'|'ap-northeast-2'|'eu-north-1'
            'isTerminal': True|False,
            'operationDetails': 'string',
            'operationType': 'DeleteKnownHostKeys'|'DeleteInstance'|'CreateInstance'|'StopInstance'|'StartInstance'|'RebootInstance'|'OpenInstancePublicPorts'|'PutInstancePublicPorts'|'CloseInstancePublicPorts'|'AllocateStaticIp'|'ReleaseStaticIp'|'AttachStaticIp'|'DetachStaticIp'|'UpdateDomainEntry'|'DeleteDomainEntry'|'CreateDomain'|'DeleteDomain'|'CreateInstanceSnapshot'|'DeleteInstanceSnapshot'|'CreateInstancesFromSnapshot'|'CreateLoadBalancer'|'DeleteLoadBalancer'|'AttachInstancesToLoadBalancer'|'DetachInstancesFromLoadBalancer'|'UpdateLoadBalancerAttribute'|'CreateLoadBalancerTlsCertificate'|'DeleteLoadBalancerTlsCertificate'|'AttachLoadBalancerTlsCertificate'|'CreateDisk'|'DeleteDisk'|'AttachDisk'|'DetachDisk'|'CreateDiskSnapshot'|'DeleteDiskSnapshot'|'CreateDiskFromSnapshot'|'CreateRelationalDatabase'|'UpdateRelationalDatabase'|'DeleteRelationalDatabase'|'CreateRelationalDatabaseFromSnapshot'|'CreateRelationalDatabaseSnapshot'|'DeleteRelationalDatabaseSnapshot'|'UpdateRelationalDatabaseParameters'|'StartRelationalDatabase'|'RebootRelationalDatabase'|'StopRelationalDatabase'|'EnableAddOn'|'DisableAddOn'|'PutAlarm'|'GetAlarms'|'DeleteAlarm'|'TestAlarm'|'CreateContactMethod'|'GetContactMethods'|'SendContactMethodVerification'|'DeleteContactMethod'|'CreateDistribution'|'UpdateDistribution'|'DeleteDistribution'|'ResetDistributionCache'|'AttachCertificateToDistribution'|'DetachCertificateFromDistribution'|'UpdateDistributionBundle'|'SetIpAddressType'|'CreateCertificate'|'DeleteCertificate'|'CreateContainerService'|'UpdateContainerService'|'DeleteContainerService'|'CreateContainerServiceDeployment'|'CreateContainerServiceRegistryLogin'|'RegisterContainerImage'|'DeleteContainerImage'|'CreateBucket'|'DeleteBucket'|'CreateBucketAccessKey'|'DeleteBucketAccessKey'|'UpdateBucketBundle'|'UpdateBucket'|'SetResourceAccessForBucket'|'UpdateInstanceMetadataOptions'|'StartGUISession'|'StopGUISession'|'SetupInstanceHttps',
            'status': 'NotStarted'|'Started'|'Failed'|'Completed'|'Succeeded',
            'statusChangedAt': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
            'errorCode': 'string',
            'errorDetails': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • operations (list) –

      An array of objects that describe the result of the action, such as the status of the request, the timestamp of the request, and the resources affected by the request.

      • (dict) –

        Describes the API operation.

        • id (string) –

          The ID of the operation.

        • resourceName (string) –

          The resource name.

        • resourceType (string) –

          The resource type.

        • createdAt (datetime) –

          The timestamp when the operation was initialized ( 1479816991.349).

        • location (dict) –

          The Amazon Web Services Region and Availability Zone.

          • availabilityZone (string) –

            The Availability Zone. Follows the format us-east-2a (case-sensitive).

          • regionName (string) –

            The Amazon Web Services Region name.

        • isTerminal (boolean) –

          A Boolean value indicating whether the operation is terminal.

        • operationDetails (string) –

          Details about the operation ( Debian-1GB-Ohio-1).

        • operationType (string) –

          The type of operation.

        • status (string) –

          The status of the operation.

        • statusChangedAt (datetime) –

          The timestamp when the status was changed ( 1479816991.349).

        • errorCode (string) –

          The error code.

        • errorDetails (string) –

          The error details.


  • Lightsail.Client.exceptions.ServiceException

  • Lightsail.Client.exceptions.InvalidInputException

  • Lightsail.Client.exceptions.NotFoundException

  • Lightsail.Client.exceptions.OperationFailureException

  • Lightsail.Client.exceptions.AccessDeniedException

  • Lightsail.Client.exceptions.AccountSetupInProgressException

  • Lightsail.Client.exceptions.UnauthenticatedException