AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Initiates a snapshot of a volume.

AWS Storage Gateway provides the ability to back up point-in-time snapshots of your data to Amazon Simple Storage (S3) for durable off-site recovery, as well as import the data to an Amazon Elastic Block Store (EBS) volume in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). You can take snapshots of your gateway volume on a scheduled or ad-hoc basis. This API enables you to take ad-hoc snapshot. For more information, see Editing a Snapshot Schedule.

In the CreateSnapshot request you identify the volume by providing its Amazon Resource Name (ARN). You must also provide description for the snapshot. When AWS Storage Gateway takes the snapshot of specified volume, the snapshot and description appears in the AWS Storage Gateway Console. In response, AWS Storage Gateway returns you a snapshot ID. You can use this snapshot ID to check the snapshot progress or later use it when you want to create a volume from a snapshot. This operation is only supported in stored and cached volume gateway type.

To list or delete a snapshot, you must use the Amazon EC2 API. For more information, see DescribeSnapshots or DeleteSnapshot in the EC2 API reference.

Volume and snapshot IDs are changing to a longer length ID format. For more information, see the important note on the Welcome page.


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

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


public abstract CreateSnapshotResponse CreateSnapshot(
         CreateSnapshotRequest request
Type: Amazon.StorageGateway.Model.CreateSnapshotRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the CreateSnapshot service method, as returned by StorageGateway.


InternalServerErrorException An internal server error has occurred during the request. For more information, see the error and message fields.
InvalidGatewayRequestException An exception occurred because an invalid gateway request was issued to the service. For more information, see the error and message fields.
ServiceUnavailableErrorException An internal server error has occurred because the service is unavailable. For more information, see the error and message fields.


Initiates an ad-hoc snapshot of a gateway volume.

To create a snapshot of a gateway volume

var response = client.CreateSnapshot(new CreateSnapshotRequest 
    SnapshotDescription = "My root volume snapshot as of 10/03/2017",
    VolumeARN = "arn:aws:storagegateway:us-east-1:111122223333:gateway/sgw-12A3456B/volume/vol-1122AABB"

string snapshotId = response.SnapshotId;
string volumeARN = response.VolumeARN;


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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