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REST API Reference (API Version 2016-11-28)

CreateDiskSnapshot

Creates a snapshot of a block storage disk. You can use snapshots for backups, to make copies of disks, and to save data before shutting down a Lightsail instance.

You can take a snapshot of an attached disk that is in use; however, snapshots only capture data that has been written to your disk at the time the snapshot command is issued. This may exclude any data that has been cached by any applications or the operating system. If you can pause any file systems on the disk long enough to take a snapshot, your snapshot should be complete. Nevertheless, if you cannot pause all file writes to the disk, you should unmount the disk from within the Lightsail instance, issue the create disk snapshot command, and then remount the disk to ensure a consistent and complete snapshot. You may remount and use your disk while the snapshot status is pending.

Request Syntax

{
   "diskName": "string",
   "diskSnapshotName": "string"
}

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.

diskName

The unique name of the source disk (e.g., my-source-disk).

Type: String

Pattern: \w[\w\-]*\w

Required: Yes

diskSnapshotName

The name of the destination disk snapshot (e.g., my-disk-snapshot) based on the source disk.

Type: String

Pattern: \w[\w\-]*\w

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{
   "operations": [ 
      { 
         "createdAt": number,
         "errorCode": "string",
         "errorDetails": "string",
         "id": "string",
         "isTerminal": boolean,
         "location": { 
            "availabilityZone": "string",
            "regionName": "string"
         },
         "operationDetails": "string",
         "operationType": "string",
         "resourceName": "string",
         "resourceType": "string",
         "status": "string",
         "statusChangedAt": number
      }
   ]
}

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.

operations

An object describing the API operations.

Type: Array of Operation objects

Errors

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

AccessDeniedException

Lightsail throws this exception when the user cannot be authenticated or uses invalid credentials to access a resource.

HTTP Status Code: 400

AccountSetupInProgressException

Lightsail throws this exception when an account is still in the setup in progress state.

HTTP Status Code: 400

InvalidInputException

Lightsail throws this exception when user input does not conform to the validation rules of an input field.

Note

Domain-related APIs are only available in the N. Virginia (us-east-1) Region. Please set your Region configuration to us-east-1 to create, view, or edit these resources.

HTTP Status Code: 400

NotFoundException

Lightsail throws this exception when it cannot find a resource.

HTTP Status Code: 400

OperationFailureException

Lightsail throws this exception when an operation fails to execute.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ServiceException

A general service exception.

HTTP Status Code: 500

UnauthenticatedException

Lightsail throws this exception when the user has not been authenticated.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: