AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell
Command Reference

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Synopsis

Invokes the ImportSnapshot operation against Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud.

Syntax

Import-EC2Snapshot
-ClientToken <String>
-ClientData_Comment <String>
-Description <String>
-DiskContainer_Description <String>
-DiskContainer_Format <String>
-RoleName <String>
-DiskContainer_S3Bucket <String>
-DiskContainer_S3Key <String>
-ClientData_UploadEnd <DateTime>
-ClientData_UploadSize <Double>
-ClientData_UploadStart <DateTime>
-DiskContainer_Url <String>
-Force <SwitchParameter>

Description

Imports a disk into an EBS snapshot.

Parameters

-ClientData_Comment <String>
A user-defined comment about the disk upload.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-ClientData_UploadEnd <DateTime>
The time that the disk upload ends.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-ClientData_UploadSize <Double>
The size of the uploaded disk image, in GiB.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-ClientData_UploadStart <DateTime>
The time that the disk upload starts.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-ClientToken <String>
Token to enable idempotency for VM import requests.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-Description <String>
The description string for the import snapshot task.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-DiskContainer_Description <String>
The description of the disk image being imported.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-DiskContainer_Format <String>
The format of the disk image being imported.Valid values: RAW | VHD | VMDK | OVA
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-DiskContainer_S3Bucket <String>
The name of the S3 bucket where the disk image is located.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-DiskContainer_S3Key <String>
The file name of the disk image.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-DiskContainer_Url <String>
The URL to the Amazon S3-based disk image being imported. It can either be a https URL (https://..) or an Amazon S3 URL (s3://..).
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-Force <SwitchParameter>
This parameter overrides confirmation prompts to force the cmdlet to continue its operation. This parameter should always be used with caution.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-RoleName <String>
The name of the role to use when not using the default role, 'vmimport'.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False

Common Credential and Region Parameters

-AccessKey <String>
The AWS access key for the user account. This can be a temporary access key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Credential <AWSCredentials>
An AWSCredentials object instance containing access and secret key information, and optionally a token for session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileLocation <String>

Used to specify the name and location of the ini-format credential file (shared with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs)

If this optional parameter is omitted this cmdlet will search the encrypted credential file used by the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio first. If the profile is not found then the cmdlet will search in the ini-format credential file at the default location: (user's home directory)\.aws\credentials. Note that the encrypted credential file is not supported on all platforms. It will be skipped when searching for profiles on Windows Nano Server, Mac, and Linux platforms.

If this parameter is specified then this cmdlet will only search the ini-format credential file at the location given.

As the current folder can vary in a shell or during script execution it is advised that you use specify a fully qualified path instead of a relative path.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileName <String>
The user-defined name of an AWS credentials or SAML-based role profile containing credential information. The profile is expected to be found in the secure credential file shared with the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. You can also specify the name of a profile stored in the .ini-format credential file used with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-NetworkCredential <PSCredential>
Used with SAML-based authentication when ProfileName references a SAML role profile. Contains the network credentials to be supplied during authentication with the configured identity provider's endpoint. This parameter is not required if the user's default network identity can or should be used during authentication.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SecretKey <String>
The AWS secret key for the user account. This can be a temporary secret key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SessionToken <String>
The session token if the access and secret keys are temporary session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Region <String>
The system name of the AWS region in which the operation should be invoked. For example, us-east-1, eu-west-1 etc.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-EndpointUrl <String>

The endpoint to make the call against.

Note: This parameter is primarily for internal AWS use and is not required/should not be specified for normal usage. The cmdlets normally determine which endpoint to call based on the region specified to the -Region parameter or set as default in the shell (via Set-DefaultAWSRegion). Only specify this parameter if you must direct the call to a specific custom endpoint.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False

Inputs

This cmdlet does not accept pipeline input.

Outputs

This cmdlet returns a Amazon.EC2.Model.ImportSnapshotResponse object containing multiple properties. The object can also be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack.

Examples

Example 1

PS C:\> $parms = @{
"ClientToken"="idempotencyToken"
"Description"="Disk Image Import"
"DiskContainer_Description" = "Data disk"
"DiskContainer_Format" = "VMDK"
"DiskContainer_S3Bucket" = "myVirtualMachineImages"
"DiskContainer_S3Key" = "datadiskimage.vmdk"
}

PS C:\> Import-EC2Snapshot @parms

Description ImportTaskId SnapshotTaskDetail
----------------- -------------------- ------------------
Disk Image Import import-snap-abcdefgh Amazon.EC2.Model.SnapshotTaskDetail
This example imports a VM disk image of format 'VMDK' to an Amazon EBS snapshot. The example requires a VM Import Service Role with the default name 'vmimport', with a policy allowing Amazon EC2 access to the specified bucket, as explained in the VM Import Prequisites topic. To use a custom role, specify the role name using the -RoleName parameter.

Supported Version

AWS Tools for PowerShell: 2.x.y.z