RestoreSnapshotTier - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud


Restores an archived Amazon EBS snapshot for use temporarily or permanently, or modifies the restore period or restore type for a snapshot that was previously temporarily restored.

For more information see Restore an archived snapshot and modify the restore period or restore type for a temporarily restored snapshot in the Amazon EBS 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.


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


Indicates whether to permanently restore an archived snapshot. To permanently restore an archived snapshot, specify true and omit the RestoreSnapshotTierRequest$TemporaryRestoreDays parameter.

Type: Boolean

Required: No


The ID of the snapshot to restore.

Type: String

Required: Yes


Specifies the number of days for which to temporarily restore an archived snapshot. Required for temporary restores only. The snapshot will be automatically re-archived after this period.

To temporarily restore an archived snapshot, specify the number of days and omit the PermanentRestore parameter or set it to false.

Type: Integer

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


Indicates whether the snapshot is permanently restored. true indicates a permanent restore. false indicates a temporary restore.

Type: Boolean


The ID of the request.

Type: String


For temporary restores only. The number of days for which the archived snapshot is temporarily restored.

Type: Integer


The date and time when the snapshot restore process started.

Type: Timestamp


The ID of the snapshot.

Type: String


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common client error codes.

See Also

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