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Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
API Reference (API Version 2016-11-15)

ImportSnapshot

Imports a disk into an EBS snapshot.

Request Parameters

The following parameters are for this specific action. For more information about required and optional parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Query Parameters.

ClientData

The client-specific data.

Type: ClientData object

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 object

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 by the service.

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 object

Errors

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