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Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
API Reference (API Version 2015-10-01)

ImportSnapshot

Imports a disk into an EBS snapshot.

Request Parameters

For information about the common parameters that all actions use, see Common Query Parameters.

ClientData

The client-specific data.

Type: ClientData

Required: No

ClientToken

Token to enable idempotency for VM import requests.

Type: String

Required: No

Description

The description string for the import snapshot task.

Type: String

Required: No

DiskContainer

Information about the disk container.

Type: SnapshotDiskContainer

Required: No

DryRun

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 UnauthorizedOperation.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

RoleName

The name of the role to use when not using the default role, 'vmimport'.

Type: String

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned.

description

A description of the import snapshot task.

Type: String

importTaskId

The ID of the import snapshot task.

Type: String

requestId

The ID of the request.

Type: String

snapshotTaskDetail

Information about the import snapshot task.

Type: SnapshotTaskDetail

Errors

For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Client Errors.