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

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Restores an Elastic IP address that was previously moved to the EC2-VPC platform back to the EC2-Classic platform. You cannot move an Elastic IP address that was originally allocated for use in EC2-VPC. The Elastic IP address must not be associated with an instance or network interface.

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.


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


The Elastic IP address.

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


The Elastic IP address.

Type: String


The ID of the request.

Type: String


The move status for the IP address.

Type: String

Valid Values: MoveInProgress | InVpc | InClassic


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



This example restores Elastic IP address to the EC2-Classic platform.

Sample Request &publicIp= &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<RestoreAddressToClassicResponse xmlns=""> <requestId>f7de5e98-491a-4c19-a92d-908d6EXAMPLE</requestId> <publicIp></publicIp> <status>MoveInProgress</status> </RestoreAddressToClassicResponse>

See Also

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