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[ aws . lightsail ]

create-disk-snapshot

Description

Creates a snapshot of a block storage disk. You can use snapshots for backups, to make copies of disks, and to save data before shutting down a Lightsail instance.

You can take a snapshot of an attached disk that is in use; however, snapshots only capture data that has been written to your disk at the time the snapshot command is issued. This may exclude any data that has been cached by any applications or the operating system. If you can pause any file systems on the disk long enough to take a snapshot, your snapshot should be complete. Nevertheless, if you cannot pause all file writes to the disk, you should unmount the disk from within the Lightsail instance, issue the create disk snapshot command, and then remount the disk to ensure a consistent and complete snapshot. You may remount and use your disk while the snapshot status is pending.

You can also use this operation to create a snapshot of an instance's system volume. You might want to do this, for example, to recover data from the system volume of a botched instance or to create a backup of the system volume like you would for a block storage disk. To create a snapshot of a system volume, just define the instance name parameter when issuing the snapshot command, and a snapshot of the defined instance's system volume will be created. After the snapshot is available, you can create a block storage disk from the snapshot and attach it to a running instance to access the data on the disk.

The create disk snapshot operation supports tag-based access control via request tags. For more information, see the Lightsail Dev Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

Synopsis

  create-disk-snapshot
[--disk-name <value>]
--disk-snapshot-name <value>
[--instance-name <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]

Options

--disk-name (string)

The unique name of the source disk (e.g., Disk-Virginia-1 ).

Note

This parameter cannot be defined together with the instance name parameter. The disk name and instance name parameters are mutually exclusive.

--disk-snapshot-name (string)

The name of the destination disk snapshot (e.g., my-disk-snapshot ) based on the source disk.

--instance-name (string)

The unique name of the source instance (e.g., Amazon_Linux-512MB-Virginia-1 ). When this is defined, a snapshot of the instance's system volume is created.

Note

This parameter cannot be defined together with the disk name parameter. The instance name and disk name parameters are mutually exclusive.

--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.

Examples

Example 1: To create a snapshot of a disk

The following create-disk-snapshot example creates a snapshot named DiskSnapshot-1 of the specified block storage disk.

aws lightsail create-disk-snapshot \
    --disk-name Disk-1 \
    --disk-snapshot-name DiskSnapshot-1

Output:

{
    "operations": [
        {
            "id": "fa74c6d2-03a3-4f42-a7c7-792f124d534b",
            "resourceName": "DiskSnapshot-1",
            "resourceType": "DiskSnapshot",
            "createdAt": 1569625129.739,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "all",
                "regionName": "us-west-2"
            },
            "isTerminal": false,
            "operationDetails": "Disk-1",
            "operationType": "CreateDiskSnapshot",
            "status": "Started",
            "statusChangedAt": 1569625129.739
        },
        {
            "id": "920a25df-185c-4528-87cd-7b85f5488c06",
            "resourceName": "Disk-1",
            "resourceType": "Disk",
            "createdAt": 1569625129.739,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "us-west-2a",
                "regionName": "us-west-2"
            },
            "isTerminal": false,
            "operationDetails": "DiskSnapshot-1",
            "operationType": "CreateDiskSnapshot",
            "status": "Started",
            "statusChangedAt": 1569625129.739
        }
    ]
}

Example 2: To create a snapshot of an instance's system disk

The following create-disk-snapshot example creates a snapshot of the specified instance's system disk.

aws lightsail create-disk-snapshot \
    --instance-name WordPress-1 \
    --disk-snapshot-name SystemDiskSnapshot-1

Output:

{
    "operations": [
        {
            "id": "f508cf1c-6597-42a6-a4c3-4aebd75af0d9",
            "resourceName": "SystemDiskSnapshot-1",
            "resourceType": "DiskSnapshot",
            "createdAt": 1569625294.685,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "all",
                "regionName": "us-west-2"
            },
            "isTerminal": false,
            "operationDetails": "WordPress-1",
            "operationType": "CreateDiskSnapshot",
            "status": "Started",
            "statusChangedAt": 1569625294.685
        },
        {
            "id": "0bb9f712-da3b-4d99-b508-3bf871d989e5",
            "resourceName": "WordPress-1",
            "resourceType": "Instance",
            "createdAt": 1569625294.685,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "us-west-2a",
                "regionName": "us-west-2"
            },
            "isTerminal": false,
            "operationDetails": "SystemDiskSnapshot-1",
            "operationType": "CreateDiskSnapshot",
            "status": "Started",
            "statusChangedAt": 1569625294.685
        }
    ]
}

For more information, see Snapshots in Amazon Lightsail and Creating a snapshot of an instance root volume in Amazon Lightsail in the Lightsail Developer 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.