AWS GovCloud (US)
User Guide

Amazon EBS

The following list details the differences for using this service in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region compared to other AWS regions:

  • The copy snapshot commands can be used, but only allow you to copy snapshots available to your account within the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. If you specify a source or destination region to copy to or from, the commands will return an error.

  • Use SSL (HTTPS) when you make calls to the service in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. In other regions, you can use HTTP or HTTPS.

For more information about Amazon EBS, see Amazon Elastic Block Store in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

ITAR Boundary

AWS GovCloud has an ITAR boundary, which defines where customers are allowed to store ITAR-controlled data for this service in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region. To maintain ITAR compliance, you must place ITAR-controlled data on the applicable part of the ITAR boundary. If you do not have any ITAR-controlled data in the AWS GovCloud (US) Region, this section does not apply to you. The following information identifies the ITAR boundary for this service:

ITAR-Regulated Data Permitted ITAR-Regulated Data Not Permitted
  • All data entered, stored, and processed in Amazon EBS volumes can contain ITAR-regulated data

  • Amazon EBS metadata is not permitted to contain ITAR-regulated data. This metadata includes all configuration data that you enter when creating and maintaining your Amazon EBS volumes.

  • Do not enter ITAR-regulated data in the following fields:

    • Volume names

    • Snapshot names

    • Image names

    • Image descriptions

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