AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Container for the parameters to the CopySnapshot operation. Copies a point-in-time snapshot of an EBS volume and stores it in Amazon S3. You can copy the snapshot within the same region or from one region to another. You can use the snapshot to create EBS volumes or Amazon Machine Images (AMIs). The snapshot is copied to the regional endpoint that you send the HTTP request to.

Copies of encrypted EBS snapshots remain encrypted. Copies of unencrypted snapshots remain unencrypted, unless the Encrypted flag is specified during the snapshot copy operation. By default, encrypted snapshot copies use the default AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) customer master key (CMK); however, you can specify a non-default CMK with the KmsKeyId parameter.

To copy an encrypted snapshot that has been shared from another account, you must have permissions for the CMK used to encrypt the snapshot.

Snapshots created by the CopySnapshot action have an arbitrary volume ID that should not be used for any purpose.

For more information, see Copying an Amazon EBS Snapshot in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

Inheritance Hierarchy


Namespace: Amazon.EC2.Model
Assembly: AWSSDK.EC2.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public class CopySnapshotRequest : AmazonEC2Request

The CopySnapshotRequest type exposes the following members


Public Method CopySnapshotRequest()


Public Property Description System.String

Gets and sets the property Description.

A description for the EBS snapshot.

Public Property DestinationRegion System.String

Gets and sets the property DestinationRegion.

The destination region to use in the PresignedUrl parameter of a snapshot copy operation. This parameter is only valid for specifying the destination region in a PresignedUrl parameter, where it is required.

CopySnapshot sends the snapshot copy to the regional endpoint that you send the HTTP request to, such as (in the AWS CLI, this is specified with the --region parameter or the default region in your AWS configuration file).

Public Property Encrypted System.Boolean

Gets and sets the property Encrypted.

Specifies whether the destination snapshot should be encrypted. You can encrypt a copy of an unencrypted snapshot using this flag, but you cannot use it to create an unencrypted copy from an encrypted snapshot. Your default CMK for EBS is used unless a non-default AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) CMK is specified with KmsKeyId. For more information, see Amazon EBS Encryption in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

Public Property KmsKeyId System.String

Gets and sets the property KmsKeyId.

The full ARN of the AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) CMK to use when creating the snapshot copy. This parameter is only required if you want to use a non-default CMK; if this parameter is not specified, the default CMK for EBS is used. The ARN contains the arn:aws:kms namespace, followed by the region of the CMK, the AWS account ID of the CMK owner, the key namespace, and then the CMK ID. For example, arn:aws:kms:us-east-1:012345678910:key/abcd1234-a123-456a-a12b-a123b4cd56ef. The specified CMK must exist in the region that the snapshot is being copied to. If a KmsKeyId is specified, the Encrypted flag must also be set.

Public Property SourceRegion System.String

Gets and sets the property SourceRegion.

The ID of the region that contains the snapshot to be copied.

Public Property SourceSnapshotId System.String

Gets and sets the property SourceSnapshotId.

The ID of the EBS snapshot to copy.


This example copies a snapshot with the snapshot ID of ``snap-066877671789bd71b`` from the ``us-west-2`` region to the ``us-east-1`` region and adds a short description to identify the snapshot.

To copy a snapshot

var response = client.CopySnapshot(new CopySnapshotRequest 
    Description = "This is my copied snapshot.",
    DestinationRegion = "us-east-1",
    SourceRegion = "us-west-2",
    SourceSnapshotId = "snap-066877671789bd71b"

string snapshotId = response.SnapshotId;


Version Information

.NET Standard:
Supported in: 1.3

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms