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Uses a specific snapshot as a blueprint for creating one or more new instances that are based on that identical configuration.

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

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--instance-names <value>
[--attached-disk-mapping <value>]
--availability-zone <value>
--instance-snapshot-name <value>
--bundle-id <value>
[--user-data <value>]
[--key-pair-name <value>]
[--tags <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--instance-names (list)

The names for your new instances.


"string" "string" ...

--attached-disk-mapping (map)

An object containing information about one or more disk mappings.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

{"string": [
        "originalDiskPath": "string",
        "newDiskName": "string"

--availability-zone (string)

The Availability Zone where you want to create your instances. Use the following formatting: us-east-2a (case sensitive). You can get a list of Availability Zones by using the get regions operation. Be sure to add the include Availability Zones parameter to your request.

--instance-snapshot-name (string)

The name of the instance snapshot on which you are basing your new instances. Use the get instance snapshots operation to return information about your existing snapshots.

--bundle-id (string)

The bundle of specification information for your virtual private server (or instance ), including the pricing plan (e.g., micro_1_0 ).

--user-data (string)

You can create a launch script that configures a server with additional user data. For example, apt-get -y update .


Depending on the machine image you choose, the command to get software on your instance varies. Amazon Linux and CentOS use yum , Debian and Ubuntu use apt-get , and FreeBSD uses pkg . For a complete list, see the Dev Guide .

--key-pair-name (string)

The name for your key pair.

--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 array of key-value pairs containing information about the results of your create instances from snapshot request.


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.