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Describes the specified EBS snapshots available to you or all of the EBS snapshots available to you.
The snapshots available to you include public snapshots, private snapshots that you own, and private snapshots owned by other Amazon Web Services accounts for which you have explicit create volume permissions.
The create volume permissions fall into the following categories:
public: The owner of the snapshot granted create volume permissions for the
snapshot to the
all group. All Amazon Web Services accounts have create
volume permissions for these snapshots.
explicit: The owner of the snapshot granted create volume permissions to a specific Amazon Web Services account.
implicit: An Amazon Web Services account has implicit create volume permissions for all snapshots it owns.
The list of snapshots returned can be filtered by specifying snapshot IDs, snapshot owners, or Amazon Web Services accounts with create volume permissions. If no options are specified, Amazon EC2 returns all snapshots for which you have create volume permissions.
If you specify one or more snapshot IDs, only snapshots that have the specified IDs are returned. If you specify an invalid snapshot ID, an error is returned. If you specify a snapshot ID for which you do not have access, it is not included in the returned results.
If you specify one or more snapshot owners using the
only snapshots from the specified owners and for which you have access are returned.
The results can include the Amazon Web Services account IDs of the specified owners,
amazon for snapshots owned by Amazon, or
self for snapshots
that you own.
If you specify a list of restorable users, only snapshots with create snapshot permissions
for those users are returned. You can specify Amazon Web Services account IDs (if
you own the snapshots),
self for snapshots for which you own or have
explicit permissions, or
all for public snapshots.
If you are describing a long list of snapshots, we recommend that you paginate the output to make the list more manageable. For more information, see Pagination.
To get the state of fast snapshot restores for a snapshot, use DescribeFastSnapshotRestores.
For more information about EBS snapshots, see Amazon EBS snapshots in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.
For .NET Core this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to DescribeSnapshotsAsync.
public virtual DescribeSnapshotsResponse DescribeSnapshots()
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5