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[ aws . ec2 ]



Imports a disk into an EBS snapshot.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


[--client-data <value>]
[--client-token <value>]
[--description <value>]
[--disk-container <value>]
[--dry-run | --no-dry-run]
[--role-name <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--client-data (structure)

The client-specific data.

Shorthand Syntax:


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.

Shorthand Syntax:


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 .

--role-name (string)

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

--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.


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.

Format -> (string)

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

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 S3 bucket for the disk image.

S3Bucket -> (string)

The S3 bucket from which the disk image was created.

S3Key -> (string)

The file name of the disk image.