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Creates a snapshot of an EBS volume and stores it in Amazon S3. You can use snapshots for backups, to make copies of EBS volumes, and to save data before shutting down an instance.
You can create snapshots of volumes in a Region and volumes on an Outpost. If you create a snapshot of a volume in a Region, the snapshot must be stored in the same Region as the volume. If you create a snapshot of a volume on an Outpost, the snapshot can be stored on the same Outpost as the volume, or in the Region for that Outpost.
When a snapshot is created, any Amazon Web Services Marketplace product codes that are associated with the source volume are propagated to the snapshot.
You can take a snapshot of an attached volume that is in use. However, snapshots only
capture data that has been written to your Amazon EBS volume at the time the snapshot
command is issued; this might exclude any data that has been cached by any applications
or the operating system. If you can pause any file systems on the volume long enough
to take a snapshot, your snapshot should be complete. However, if you cannot pause
all file writes to the volume, you should unmount the volume from within the instance,
issue the snapshot command, and then remount the volume to ensure a consistent and
complete snapshot. You may remount and use your volume while the snapshot status is
When you create a snapshot for an EBS volume that serves as a root device, we recommend that you stop the instance before taking the snapshot.
Snapshots that are taken from encrypted volumes are automatically encrypted. Volumes that are created from encrypted snapshots are also automatically encrypted. Your encrypted volumes and any associated snapshots always remain protected.
You can tag your snapshots during creation. For more information, see Tag your Amazon EC2 resources in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.
For more information, see Amazon Elastic Block Store and Amazon EBS encryption in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.
This is an asynchronous operation using the standard naming convention for .NET 4.5 or higher. For .NET 3.5 the operation is implemented as a pair of methods using the standard naming convention of BeginCreateSnapshot and EndCreateSnapshot.
public virtual Task<CreateSnapshotResponse> CreateSnapshotAsync( CreateSnapshotRequest request, CancellationToken cancellationToken )
Container for the necessary parameters to execute the CreateSnapshot service method.
A cancellation token that can be used by other objects or threads to receive notice of cancellation.
.NET Core App:
Supported in: 3.1
Supported in: 2.0
Supported in: 4.5