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This section describes how to view snapshots that you created.
To describe snapshots
Open the Amazon EC2 console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/.
Click Snapshots in the navigation pane.
The console displays a list of all snapshots to which you have access and their status.
To reduce the list, select an option from the Viewing list box. For example, to view only your snapshots, select Owned by Me.
The console displays a new list of snapshots.
To view more information about a snapshot, select it.
Information about the snapshot appears in the lower pane.
To describe snapshots, use the ec2-describe-snapshots command.
Amazon EC2 returns information about the snapshot.
SNAPSHOT snap-78a54011 vol-4d826724 pending 2008-02-15T09:03:58+0000 60%
If the snapshot is in the process of being created, the status is
and a percentage complete is displayed (e.g., 60%). After the snapshot is complete, its
status changes to
If you have a large number of snapshots, you can use ec2-describe-snapshots to filter the results to only the snapshots that match the criteria you specify.
To describe snapshots, use the DescribeSnapshots action. Construct the following request.
https://ec2.amazonaws.com/ ?Action=DescribeSnapshots &SnapshotId=
The following is an example response.
<DescribeSnapshotsResponse xmlns="http://ec2.amazonaws.com/doc/2013-02-01/"> <requestId>26245bae-2c70-4846-82d3-65784e298820</requestId> <snapshotSet> <item> <snapshotId>snap-05b4aa6c</snapshotId> <volumeId>vol-d11fbbb8</volumeId> <status>completed</status> <startTime>2010-03-23T09:43:52.000Z</startTime> <progress>100%</progress> <ownerId>999988887777</ownerId> <volumeSize>20</volumeSize> <description/> </item> </snapshotSet> </DescribeSnapshotsResponse>
If you have a large number of snapshots, you can use
DescribeSnapshots to filter the list to only the snapshots that
match criteria you specify.