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[ aws . lightsail ]

copy-snapshot

Description

Copies a manual snapshot of an instance or disk as another manual snapshot, or copies an automatic snapshot of an instance or disk as a manual snapshot. This operation can also be used to copy a manual or automatic snapshot of an instance or a disk from one AWS Region to another in Amazon Lightsail.

When copying a manual snapshot , be sure to define the source region , source snapshot name , and target snapshot name parameters.

When copying an automatic snapshot , be sure to define the source region , source resource name , target snapshot name , and either the restore date or the use latest restorable auto snapshot parameters.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  copy-snapshot
[--source-snapshot-name <value>]
[--source-resource-name <value>]
[--restore-date <value>]
[--use-latest-restorable-auto-snapshot | --no-use-latest-restorable-auto-snapshot]
--target-snapshot-name <value>
--source-region <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--source-snapshot-name (string)

The name of the source manual snapshot to copy.

Constraint:

  • Define this parameter only when copying a manual snapshot as another manual snapshot.

--source-resource-name (string)

The name of the source instance or disk from which the source automatic snapshot was created.

Constraint:

  • Define this parameter only when copying an automatic snapshot as a manual snapshot. For more information, see the Lightsail Dev Guide .

--restore-date (string)

The date of the source automatic snapshot to copy. Use the get auto snapshots operation to identify the dates of the available automatic snapshots.

Constraints:

  • Must be specified in YYYY-MM-DD format.
  • This parameter cannot be defined together with the use latest restorable auto snapshot parameter. The restore date and use latest restorable auto snapshot parameters are mutually exclusive.
  • Define this parameter only when copying an automatic snapshot as a manual snapshot. For more information, see the Lightsail Dev Guide .

--use-latest-restorable-auto-snapshot | --no-use-latest-restorable-auto-snapshot (boolean)

A Boolean value to indicate whether to use the latest available automatic snapshot of the specified source instance or disk.

Constraints:

  • This parameter cannot be defined together with the restore date parameter. The use latest restorable auto snapshot and restore date parameters are mutually exclusive.
  • Define this parameter only when copying an automatic snapshot as a manual snapshot. For more information, see the Lightsail Dev Guide .

--target-snapshot-name (string)

The name of the new manual snapshot to be created as a copy.

--source-region (string)

The AWS Region where the source manual or automatic snapshot is located.

Possible values:

  • us-east-1
  • us-east-2
  • us-west-1
  • us-west-2
  • eu-west-1
  • eu-west-2
  • eu-west-3
  • eu-central-1
  • ca-central-1
  • ap-south-1
  • ap-southeast-1
  • ap-southeast-2
  • ap-northeast-1
  • ap-northeast-2

--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

Example 1: To copy a snapshot within the same AWS Region

The following copy-snapshot example copies instance snapshot MEAN-1-1571075291 as instance snapshot MEAN-1-Copy within the same AWS Region us-west-2.

aws lightsail copy-snapshot \
    --source-snapshot-name MEAN-1-1571075291 \
    --target-snapshot-name MEAN-1-Copy \
    --source-region us-west-2

Output:

{
    "operations": [
        {
            "id": "ced16fc1-f401-4556-8d82-1EXAMPLEb982",
            "resourceName": "MEAN-1-Copy",
            "resourceType": "InstanceSnapshot",
            "createdAt": 1571075581.498,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "all",
                "regionName": "us-west-2"
            },
            "isTerminal": false,
            "operationDetails": "us-west-2:MEAN-1-1571075291",
            "operationType": "CopySnapshot",
            "status": "Started",
            "statusChangedAt": 1571075581.498
        }
    ]
}

For more information, see Copying snapshots from one AWS Region to another in Amazon Lightsail in the Lightsail Dev Guide.

Example 2: To copy a snapshot from one AWS Region to another

The following copy-snapshot example copies instance snapshot MEAN-1-1571075291 as instance snapshot MEAN-1-1571075291-Copy from AWS Region us-west-2 to us-east-1.

aws lightsail copy-snapshot \
    --source-snapshot-name MEAN-1-1571075291 \
    --target-snapshot-name MEAN-1-1571075291-Copy \
    --source-region us-west-2 \
    --region us-east-1

Output:

{
    "operations": [
        {
            "id": "91116b79-119c-4451-b44a-dEXAMPLEd97b",
            "resourceName": "MEAN-1-1571075291-Copy",
            "resourceType": "InstanceSnapshot",
            "createdAt": 1571075695.069,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "all",
                "regionName": "us-east-1"
            },
            "isTerminal": false,
            "operationDetails": "us-west-2:MEAN-1-1571075291",
            "operationType": "CopySnapshot",
            "status": "Started",
            "statusChangedAt": 1571075695.069
        }
    ]
}

For more information, see Copying snapshots from one AWS Region to another in Amazon Lightsail in the Lightsail Dev Guide.

Example 3: To copy an automatic snapshot within the same AWS Region

The following copy-snapshot example copies automatic snapshot 2019-10-14 of instance WordPress-1 as a manual snapshot WordPress-1-10142019 in the AWS Region us-west-2.

aws lightsail copy-snapshot \
    --source-resource-name WordPress-1 \
    --restore-date 2019-10-14 \
    --target-snapshot-name WordPress-1-10142019 \
    --source-region us-west-2

Output:

{
    "operations": [
        {
            "id": "be3e6754-cd1d-48e6-ad9f-2EXAMPLE1805",
            "resourceName": "WordPress-1-10142019",
            "resourceType": "InstanceSnapshot",
            "createdAt": 1571082412.311,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "all",
                "regionName": "us-west-2"
            },
            "isTerminal": false,
            "operationDetails": "us-west-2:WordPress-1",
            "operationType": "CopySnapshot",
            "status": "Started",
            "statusChangedAt": 1571082412.311
        }
    ]
}

For more information, see Keeping automatic snapshots of instances or disks in Amazon Lightsail in the Lightsail Dev Guide.

Example 4: To copy an automatic snapshot from one AWS Region to another

The following copy-snapshot example copies automatic snapshot 2019-10-14 of instance WordPress-1 as a manual snapshot WordPress-1-10142019 from the AWS Region us-west-2 to us-east-1.

aws lightsail copy-snapshot \
    --source-resource-name WordPress-1 \
    --restore-date 2019-10-14 \
    --target-snapshot-name WordPress-1-10142019 \
    --source-region us-west-2 \
    --region us-east-1

Output:

{
    "operations": [
        {
            "id": "dffa128b-0b07-476e-b390-bEXAMPLE3775",
            "resourceName": "WordPress-1-10142019",
            "resourceType": "InstanceSnapshot",
            "createdAt": 1571082493.422,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "all",
                "regionName": "us-east-1"
            },
            "isTerminal": false,
            "operationDetails": "us-west-2:WordPress-1",
            "operationType": "CopySnapshot",
            "status": "Started",
            "statusChangedAt": 1571082493.422
        }
    ]
}

For more information, see Keeping automatic snapshots of instances or disks in Amazon Lightsail in the Lightsail Dev Guide.

Output

operations -> (list)

An array of objects that describe the result of the action, such as the status of the request, the timestamp of the request, and the resources affected by the request.

(structure)

Describes the API operation.

id -> (string)

The ID of the operation.

resourceName -> (string)

The resource name.

resourceType -> (string)

The resource type.

createdAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the operation was initialized (e.g., 1479816991.349 ).

location -> (structure)

The AWS Region and Availability Zone.

availabilityZone -> (string)

The Availability Zone. Follows the format us-east-2a (case-sensitive).

regionName -> (string)

The AWS Region name.

isTerminal -> (boolean)

A Boolean value indicating whether the operation is terminal.

operationDetails -> (string)

Details about the operation (e.g., Debian-1GB-Ohio-1 ).

operationType -> (string)

The type of operation.

status -> (string)

The status of the operation.

statusChangedAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the status was changed (e.g., 1479816991.349 ).

errorCode -> (string)

The error code.

errorDetails -> (string)

The error details.