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ec2_snapshot_copy - copies an EC2 snapshot and returns the new Snapshot ID.

New in version 2.4.

Synopsis

  • Copies an EC2 Snapshot from a source region to a destination region.

Requirements

The below requirements are needed on the host that executes this module.

  • boto
  • boto3
  • python >= 2.6

Parameters

Parameter
Choices/Defaults
Comments
aws_access_key
AWS access key. If not set then the value of the AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID, AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY environment variable is used.

aliases: ec2_access_key, access_key
aws_secret_key
AWS secret key. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_KEY, or EC2_SECRET_KEY environment variable is used.

aliases: ec2_secret_key, secret_key
description
An optional human-readable string describing purpose of the new Snapshot.
ec2_url
Url to use to connect to EC2 or your Eucalyptus cloud (by default the module will use EC2 endpoints). Ignored for modules where region is required. Must be specified for all other modules if region is not used. If not set then the value of the EC2_URL environment variable, if any, is used.
encrypted
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Whether or not the destination Snapshot should be encrypted.
kms_key_id
KMS key id used to encrypt snapshot. If not specified, defaults to EBS Customer Master Key (CMK) for that account.
profile
(added in 1.6)
Uses a boto profile. Only works with boto >= 2.24.0.
region
The AWS region to use. If not specified then the value of the AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION environment variable, if any, is used. See http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/rande.html#ec2_region

aliases: aws_region, ec2_region
security_token
(added in 1.6)
AWS STS security token. If not set then the value of the AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN environment variable is used.

aliases: access_token
source_region
required
The source region the Snapshot should be copied from.
source_snapshot_id
required
The ID of the Snapshot in source region that should be copied.
tags
A hash/dictionary of tags to add to the new Snapshot; '{"key":"value"}' and '{"key":"value","key":"value"}'
validate_certs
(added in 1.5)
    Choices:
  • no
  • yes ←
When set to "no", SSL certificates will not be validated for boto versions >= 2.6.0.
wait
    Choices:
  • no ←
  • yes
Wait for the copied Snapshot to be in 'Available' state before returning.
wait_timeout
(added in 2.6)
Default:
600
How long before wait gives up, in seconds.

Notes

Note

  • If parameters are not set within the module, the following environment variables can be used in decreasing order of precedence AWS_URL or EC2_URL, AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID or AWS_ACCESS_KEY or EC2_ACCESS_KEY, AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY or AWS_SECRET_KEY or EC2_SECRET_KEY, AWS_SECURITY_TOKEN or EC2_SECURITY_TOKEN, AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION
  • Ansible uses the boto configuration file (typically ~/.boto) if no credentials are provided. See http://boto.readthedocs.org/en/latest/boto_config_tut.html
  • AWS_REGION or EC2_REGION can be typically be used to specify the AWS region, when required, but this can also be configured in the boto config file

Examples

# Basic Snapshot Copy
- ec2_snapshot_copy:
    source_region: eu-central-1
    region: eu-west-1
    source_snapshot_id: snap-xxxxxxx

# Copy Snapshot and wait until available
- ec2_snapshot_copy:
    source_region: eu-central-1
    region: eu-west-1
    source_snapshot_id: snap-xxxxxxx
    wait: yes
    wait_timeout: 1200   # Default timeout is 600
  register: snapshot_id

# Tagged Snapshot copy
- ec2_snapshot_copy:
    source_region: eu-central-1
    region: eu-west-1
    source_snapshot_id: snap-xxxxxxx
    tags:
        Name: Snapshot-Name

# Encrypted Snapshot copy
- ec2_snapshot_copy:
    source_region: eu-central-1
    region: eu-west-1
    source_snapshot_id: snap-xxxxxxx
    encrypted: yes

# Encrypted Snapshot copy with specified key
- ec2_snapshot_copy:
    source_region: eu-central-1
    region: eu-west-1
    source_snapshot_id: snap-xxxxxxx
    encrypted: yes
    kms_key_id: arn:aws:kms:eu-central-1:XXXXXXXXXXXX:key/746de6ea-50a4-4bcb-8fbc-e3b29f2d367b

Return Values

Common return values are documented here, the following are the fields unique to this module:

Key
Returned
Description
snapshot_id
string
when snapshot copy is successful
snapshot id of the newly created snapshot

Sample:
snap-e9095e8c


Status

This module is flagged as preview which means that it is not guaranteed to have a backwards compatible interface.

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