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

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CopyImage

Initiates the copy of an AMI from the specified source Region to the current Region. You specify the destination Region by using its endpoint when making the request.

Copies of encrypted backing snapshots for the AMI are encrypted. Copies of unencrypted backing snapshots remain unencrypted, unless you set Encrypted during the copy operation. You cannot create an unencrypted copy of an encrypted backing snapshot.

For more information about the prerequisites and limits when copying an AMI, see Copying an AMI in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

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.

ClientToken

Unique, case-sensitive identifier you provide to ensure idempotency of the request. For more information, see How to Ensure Idempotency in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

Type: String

Required: No

Description

A description for the new AMI in the destination Region.

Type: String

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

Encrypted

Specifies whether the destination snapshots of the copied image should be encrypted. You can encrypt a copy of an unencrypted snapshot, but you cannot create an unencrypted copy of an encrypted snapshot. The default CMK for EBS is used unless you specify a non-default AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) CMK using KmsKeyId. For more information, see Amazon EBS Encryption in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

KmsKeyId

An identifier for the AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) customer master key (CMK) to use when creating the encrypted volume. 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. If a KmsKeyId is specified, the Encrypted flag must also be set.

To specify a CMK, use its key ID, Amazon Resource Name (ARN), alias name, or alias ARN. When using an alias name, prefix it with "alias/". For example:

  • Key ID: 1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-1234567890ab

  • Key ARN: arn:aws:kms:us-east-2:111122223333:key/1234abcd-12ab-34cd-56ef-1234567890ab

  • Alias name: alias/ExampleAlias

  • Alias ARN: arn:aws:kms:us-east-2:111122223333:alias/ExampleAlias

AWS parses KmsKeyId asynchronously, meaning that the action you call may appear to complete even though you provided an invalid identifier. This action will eventually report failure.

The specified CMK must exist in the Region that the snapshot is being copied to.

Type: String

Required: No

Name

The name of the new AMI in the destination Region.

Type: String

Required: Yes

SourceImageId

The ID of the AMI to copy.

Type: String

Required: Yes

SourceRegion

The name of the Region that contains the AMI to copy.

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.

imageId

The ID of the new AMI.

Type: String

requestId

The ID of the request.

Type: String

Errors

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

Example

Example

This example request copies the AMI in us-west-2 with the ID ami-1a2b3c4d, naming the new AMI My-Standard-AMI.

Sample Request

https://ec2.amazonaws.com/?Action=CopyImage &SourceRegion=us-west-2 &SourceImageId=ami-1a2b3c4d &Name=My-Standard-AMI &Description=This%20is%20the%20new%20version%20of%20My-Standard-AMI &ClientToken=550e8400-e29b-41d4-a716-446655440000 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<CopyImageResponse xmlns="http://ec2.amazonaws.com/doc/2016-11-15/"> <requestId>60bc441d-fa2c-494d-b155-5d6a3EXAMPLE</requestId> <imageId>ami-4d3c2b1a</imageId> </CopyImageResponse>

See Also

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