AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Creates a snapshot of a block storage disk. You can use snapshots for backups, to make copies of disks, and to save data before shutting down a Lightsail instance.

You can take a snapshot of an attached disk that is in use; however, snapshots only capture data that has been written to your disk at the time the snapshot command is issued. This may exclude any data that has been cached by any applications or the operating system. If you can pause any file systems on the disk long enough to take a snapshot, your snapshot should be complete. Nevertheless, if you cannot pause all file writes to the disk, you should unmount the disk from within the Lightsail instance, issue the create disk snapshot command, and then remount the disk to ensure a consistent and complete snapshot. You may remount and use your disk while the snapshot status is pending.


For .NET Core and PCL this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to CreateDiskSnapshotAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.Lightsail
Assembly: AWSSDK.Lightsail.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public abstract CreateDiskSnapshotResponse CreateDiskSnapshot(
         CreateDiskSnapshotRequest request
Type: Amazon.Lightsail.Model.CreateDiskSnapshotRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the CreateDiskSnapshot service method.

Return Value
The response from the CreateDiskSnapshot service method, as returned by Lightsail.


AccessDeniedException Lightsail throws this exception when the user cannot be authenticated or uses invalid credentials to access a resource.
AccountSetupInProgressException Lightsail throws this exception when an account is still in the setup in progress state.
InvalidInputException Lightsail throws this exception when user input does not conform to the validation rules of an input field. Domain-related APIs are only available in the N. Virginia (us-east-1) Region. Please set your AWS Region configuration to us-east-1 to create, view, or edit these resources.
NotFoundException Lightsail throws this exception when it cannot find a resource.
OperationFailureException Lightsail throws this exception when an operation fails to execute.
ServiceException A general service exception.
UnauthenticatedException Lightsail throws this exception when the user has not been authenticated.

Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

Portable Class Library:
Supported in: Windows Store Apps
Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1
Supported in: Xamarin Android
Supported in: Xamarin iOS (Unified)
Supported in: Xamarin.Forms

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