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[ aws . lightsail ]



Creates a block storage disk from a disk snapshot that can be attached to a Lightsail instance in the same Availability Zone (e.g., us-east-2a ). The disk is created in the regional endpoint that you send the HTTP request to. For more information, see Regions and Availability Zones in Lightsail .

The create disk from snapshot operation supports tag-based access control via request tags and resource tags applied to the resource identified by diskSnapshotName. For more information, see the Lightsail Dev Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--disk-name <value>
--disk-snapshot-name <value>
--availability-zone <value>
--size-in-gb <value>
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--disk-name (string)

The unique Lightsail disk name (e.g., my-disk ).

--disk-snapshot-name (string)

The name of the disk snapshot (e.g., my-snapshot ) from which to create the new storage disk.

--availability-zone (string)

The Availability Zone where you want to create the disk (e.g., us-east-2a ). Choose the same Availability Zone as the Lightsail instance where you want to create the disk.

Use the GetRegions operation to list the Availability Zones where Lightsail is currently available.

--size-in-gb (integer)

The size of the disk in GB (e.g., 32 ).

--tags (list)

The tag keys and optional values to add to the resource during create.

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

Shorthand Syntax:

key=string,value=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "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.


operations -> (list)

An object describing the API operations.


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 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.