AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Developer Guide (API Version 2010-12-01)

eb clone


Clones an environment to a new environment so that both have identical environment settings.


By default, regardless of the solution stack version of the environment from which you create the clone, the eb clone command creates the clone environment with the most recent solution stack. You can suppress this by including the --exact option when you run the command.


eb clone

eb clone environment_name




-n string


--clone_name string

Desired name for the cloned environment.

-c string


--cname string

Desired CNAME prefix for the cloned environment.


Environment properties in a comma-separated list with the format name=value.

Type: String


  • Key-value pairs must be separated by commas.

  • Keys and values can contain any alphabetic character in any language, any numeric character, white space, invisible separator, and the following symbols: _ . : / + \ - @

  • Keys can contain up to 128 characters. Values can contain up to 256 characters.

  • Keys and values are case sensitive.

  • Values cannot match the environment name.

  • Values cannot include either aws: or elasticbeanstalk:.

  • The combined size of all environment properties cannot exceed 4096 bytes.


Prevents Elastic Beanstalk from updating the solution stack version for the new clone environment to the most recent version available (for the original environment's platform).

--scale number

The number of instances to run in the clone environment when it is launched.

--tags name=value

Tags for the resources in your environment in a comma-separated list with the format name=value.


The number of minutes before the command times out.

Common options


If successful, the command creates an environment that has the same settings as the original environment or with modifications to the environment as specified by any eb clone options.


The following example clones the specified environment.

$ eb clone Enter name for Environment Clone (default is tmp-dev-clone): Enter DNS CNAME prefix (default is tmp-dev-clone): Environment details for: tmp-dev-clone Application name: tmp Region: us-west-2 Deployed Version: app-141029_144740 Environment ID: e-vjvrqnn5pv Platform: 64bit Amazon Linux 2014.09 v1.0.9 running PHP 5.5 Tier: WebServer-Standard-1.0 CNAME: Updated: 2014-10-29 22:00:23.008000+00:00 Printing Status: INFO: createEnvironment is starting. INFO: Using elasticbeanstalk-us-west-2-888214631909 as Amazon S3 storage bucket for environment data. INFO: Created load balancer named: awseb-e-v-AWSEBLoa-4X0VL5UVQ353 INFO: Created security group named: awseb-e-vjvrqnn5pv-stack-AWSEBSecurityGroup-18AV9FGCH2HZM INFO: Created Auto Scaling launch configuration named: awseb-e-vjvrqnn5pv-stack-AWSEBAutoScalingLaunchConfiguration-FDUWRSZZ6L3Z INFO: Waiting for EC2 instances to launch. This may take a few minutes. INFO: Created Auto Scaling group named: awseb-e-vjvrqnn5pv-stack-AWSEBAutoScalingGroup-69DN6PO5TISM INFO: Created Auto Scaling group policy named: arn:aws:autoscaling:us-west-2:11122223333:scalingPolicy:addb18d0-7088-402f-90ae-43be7c8d40cb:autoScalingGroupName/awseb-e-vjvrqnn5pv-stack-AWSEBAutoScalingGroup-69DN6PO5TISM:policyName/awseb-e-vjvrqnn5pv-stack-AWSEBAutoScalingScaleDownPolicy-I8GFGQ8T8MOV INFO: Created Auto Scaling group policy named: arn:aws:autoscaling:us-west-2:11122223333:scalingPolicy:fdcee817-e687-4fce-adc3-376995b3fef5:autoScalingGroupName/awseb-e-vjvrqnn5pv-stack-AWSEBAutoScalingGroup-69DN6PO5TISM:policyName/awseb-e-vjvrqnn5pv-stack-AWSEBAutoScalingScaleUpPolicy-1R312293DFY24 INFO: Created CloudWatch alarm named: awseb-e-vjvrqnn5pv-stack-AWSEBCloudwatchAlarmLow-1M67HXZH1U9K3 INFO: Created CloudWatch alarm named: awseb-e-vjvrqnn5pv-stack-AWSEBCloudwatchAlarmHigh-1K5CI7RVGV8ZJ INFO: Added EC2 instance 'i-cf30e1c5' to Auto Scaling Group 'awseb-e-vjvrqnn5pv-stack-AWSEBAutoScalingGroup-69DN6PO5TISM'. INFO: Successfully launched environment: tmp-dev-clone