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[ aws . ec2 ]

import-snapshot

Description

Imports a disk into an EBS snapshot.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  import-snapshot
[--client-data <value>]
[--client-token <value>]
[--description <value>]
[--disk-container <value>]
[--dry-run | --no-dry-run]
[--encrypted | --no-encrypted]
[--kms-key-id <value>]
[--role-name <value>]
[--tag-specifications <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--client-data (structure)

The client-specific data.

Comment -> (string)

A user-defined comment about the disk upload.

UploadEnd -> (timestamp)

The time that the disk upload ends.

UploadSize -> (double)

The size of the uploaded disk image, in GiB.

UploadStart -> (timestamp)

The time that the disk upload starts.

Shorthand Syntax:

Comment=string,UploadEnd=timestamp,UploadSize=double,UploadStart=timestamp

JSON Syntax:

{
  "Comment": "string",
  "UploadEnd": timestamp,
  "UploadSize": double,
  "UploadStart": timestamp
}

--client-token (string)

Token to enable idempotency for VM import requests.

--description (string)

The description string for the import snapshot task.

--disk-container (structure)

Information about the disk container.

Description -> (string)

The description of the disk image being imported.

Format -> (string)

The format of the disk image being imported.

Valid values: VHD | VMDK

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://..).

UserBucket -> (structure)

The Amazon S3 bucket for the disk image.

S3Bucket -> (string)

The name of the Amazon S3 bucket where the disk image is located.

S3Key -> (string)

The file name of the disk image.

Shorthand Syntax:

Description=string,Format=string,Url=string,UserBucket={S3Bucket=string,S3Key=string}

JSON Syntax:

{
  "Description": "string",
  "Format": "string",
  "Url": "string",
  "UserBucket": {
    "S3Bucket": "string",
    "S3Key": "string"
  }
}

--dry-run | --no-dry-run (boolean)

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 .

--encrypted | --no-encrypted (boolean)

Specifies whether the destination snapshot of the imported image should be encrypted. 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 .

--kms-key-id (string)

An identifier for the symmetric AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) customer master key (CMK) to use when creating the encrypted snapshot. 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.

The CMK identifier may be provided in any of the following formats:

  • Key ID
  • Key alias. The alias ARN contains the arn:aws:kms namespace, followed by the Region of the CMK, the AWS account ID of the CMK owner, the alias namespace, and then the CMK alias. For example, arn:aws:kms:us-east-1 :012345678910 :alias/ExampleAlias .
  • ARN using key ID. The ID 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 .
  • ARN using key alias. The alias ARN contains the arn:aws:kms namespace, followed by the Region of the CMK, the AWS account ID of the CMK owner, the alias namespace, and then the CMK alias. For example, arn:aws:kms:us-east-1 :012345678910 :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.

Amazon EBS does not support asymmetric CMKs.

--role-name (string)

The name of the role to use when not using the default role, 'vmimport'.

--tag-specifications (list)

The tags to apply to the snapshot being imported.

(structure)

The tags to apply to a resource when the resource is being created.

ResourceType -> (string)

The type of resource to tag. Currently, the resource types that support tagging on creation are: capacity-reservation | carrier-gateway | client-vpn-endpoint | customer-gateway | dedicated-host | dhcp-options | export-image-task | export-instance-task | fleet | fpga-image | host-reservation | image | import-image-task | import-snapshot-task | instance | internet-gateway | ipv4pool-ec2 | ipv6pool-ec2 | key-pair | launch-template | placement-group | prefix-list | natgateway | network-acl | route-table | security-group | snapshot | spot-fleet-request | spot-instances-request | snapshot | subnet | traffic-mirror-filter | traffic-mirror-session | traffic-mirror-target | transit-gateway | transit-gateway-attachment | transit-gateway-route-table | volume |vpc | vpc-peering-connection | vpc-endpoint (for interface and gateway endpoints) | vpc-endpoint-service (for AWS PrivateLink) | vpc-flow-log | vpn-connection | vpn-gateway .

To tag a resource after it has been created, see CreateTags .

Tags -> (list)

The tags to apply to the resource.

(structure)

Describes a tag.

Key -> (string)

The key of the tag.

Constraints: Tag keys are case-sensitive and accept a maximum of 127 Unicode characters. May not begin with aws: .

Value -> (string)

The value of the tag.

Constraints: Tag values are case-sensitive and accept a maximum of 255 Unicode characters.

Shorthand Syntax:

ResourceType=string,Tags=[{Key=string,Value=string},{Key=string,Value=string}] ...

JSON Syntax:

[
  {
    "ResourceType": "client-vpn-endpoint"|"customer-gateway"|"dedicated-host"|"dhcp-options"|"egress-only-internet-gateway"|"elastic-ip"|"elastic-gpu"|"export-image-task"|"export-instance-task"|"fleet"|"fpga-image"|"host-reservation"|"image"|"import-image-task"|"import-snapshot-task"|"instance"|"internet-gateway"|"key-pair"|"launch-template"|"local-gateway-route-table-vpc-association"|"natgateway"|"network-acl"|"network-interface"|"placement-group"|"reserved-instances"|"route-table"|"security-group"|"snapshot"|"spot-fleet-request"|"spot-instances-request"|"subnet"|"traffic-mirror-filter"|"traffic-mirror-session"|"traffic-mirror-target"|"transit-gateway"|"transit-gateway-attachment"|"transit-gateway-multicast-domain"|"transit-gateway-route-table"|"volume"|"vpc"|"vpc-peering-connection"|"vpn-connection"|"vpn-gateway"|"vpc-flow-log",
    "Tags": [
      {
        "Key": "string",
        "Value": "string"
      }
      ...
    ]
  }
  ...
]

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Examples

To import a snapshot

The following import-snapshot example imports the specified disk as a snapshot.

aws ec2 import-snapshot \
    --description "My server VMDK" \
    --disk-container Format=VMDK,UserBucket={S3Bucket=my-import-bucket,S3Key=vms/my-server-vm.vmdk}

Output:

{
    "Description": "My server VMDK",
    "ImportTaskId": "import-snap-1234567890abcdef0",
    "SnapshotTaskDetail": {
        "Description": "My server VMDK",
        "DiskImageSize": "0.0",
        "Format": "VMDK",
        "Progress": "3",
        "Status": "active",
        "StatusMessage": "pending"
        "UserBucket": {
            "S3Bucket": "my-import-bucket",
            "S3Key": "vms/my-server-vm.vmdk"
        }
    }
}

Output

Description -> (string)

A description of the import snapshot task.

ImportTaskId -> (string)

The ID of the import snapshot task.

SnapshotTaskDetail -> (structure)

Information about the import snapshot task.

Description -> (string)

The description of the snapshot.

DiskImageSize -> (double)

The size of the disk in the snapshot, in GiB.

Encrypted -> (boolean)

Indicates whether the snapshot is encrypted.

Format -> (string)

The format of the disk image from which the snapshot is created.

KmsKeyId -> (string)

The identifier for the AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) customer master key (CMK) that was used to create the encrypted snapshot.

Progress -> (string)

The percentage of completion for the import snapshot task.

SnapshotId -> (string)

The snapshot ID of the disk being imported.

Status -> (string)

A brief status for the import snapshot task.

StatusMessage -> (string)

A detailed status message for the import snapshot task.

Url -> (string)

The URL of the disk image from which the snapshot is created.

UserBucket -> (structure)

The Amazon S3 bucket for the disk image.

S3Bucket -> (string)

The Amazon S3 bucket from which the disk image was created.

S3Key -> (string)

The file name of the disk image.

Tags -> (list)

Any tags assigned to the snapshot being imported.

(structure)

Describes a tag.

Key -> (string)

The key of the tag.

Constraints: Tag keys are case-sensitive and accept a maximum of 127 Unicode characters. May not begin with aws: .

Value -> (string)

The value of the tag.

Constraints: Tag values are case-sensitive and accept a maximum of 255 Unicode characters.