AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Initiates a snapshot of a gateway from a volume recovery point. This operation is only supported in the cached volume gateway type.

A volume recovery point is a point in time at which all data of the volume is consistent and from which you can create a snapshot. To get a list of volume recovery point for cached volume gateway, use ListVolumeRecoveryPoints.

In the CreateSnapshotFromVolumeRecoveryPoint request, you identify the volume by providing its Amazon Resource Name (ARN). You must also provide a description for the snapshot. When the gateway takes a snapshot of the specified volume, the snapshot and its description appear in the AWS Storage Gateway console. In response, the 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.

To list or delete a snapshot, you must use the Amazon EC2 API. For more information, in Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud API Reference.


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

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


public abstract CreateSnapshotFromVolumeRecoveryPointResponse CreateSnapshotFromVolumeRecoveryPoint(
         CreateSnapshotFromVolumeRecoveryPointRequest request
Type: Amazon.StorageGateway.Model.CreateSnapshotFromVolumeRecoveryPointRequest

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

Return Value
The response from the CreateSnapshotFromVolumeRecoveryPoint 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 a snapshot of a gateway from a volume recovery point.

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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