Creates a snapshot of an Amazon EBS volume and stores it in Amazon S3. You can use snapshots for backups, to make copies of Amazon EBS volumes, and to save data before shutting down an instance.
When a snapshot is created, any AWS 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 may exclude any data that has been cached by any applications or the operating system. If you can pause any file writes to 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 pending .
To create a snapshot for Amazon EBS volumes that serve as root devices, you should 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.
public class CreateSnapshotRequest : EC2Request
Initializes a new instance of theclass
Description of the Amazon EBS snapshot.
Serves as a hash function for a particular type.(Inherited from Object.)
Gets the type of the current instance.(Inherited from Object.)
Checks if Description property is set
Checks if VolumeId property is set
Returns a string that represents the current object.(Inherited from Object.)
The ID of the Amazon EBS volume of which to take a snapshot.
Sets the description of the Amazon EBS snapshot.
Sets the ID of the Amazon EBS volume of which to take a snapshot.