How do I copy my Amazon EBS snapshot to another AWS Region?

Last updated: 2022-11-23

I want to copy my Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) snapshot to a different AWS Region. How can I do this?

Short description

You can either manually copy your Amazon EBS snapshot to another AWS Region, or automate the copy process using Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager.

Resolution

Manually copy an EBS snapshot to another Region

Make sure that the snapshot is in the completed state. Then, use the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) console, or the AWS Command Line Interface to copy the snapshot to another Region. Before copying the snapshot, see Copy an Amazon EBS snapshot and check the Prerequisites, Considerations, and Pricing.

Note: If you delete the most recent snapshot copy, then the next copy that you create is a complete, non-incremental copy. Because it's a full copy, the snapshot incurs storage costs. For more information, see Incremental snapshot copying.

Automate the snapshot copy process using Data Lifecycle Manager

You can also use Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager to automate snapshot copying to other Regions by creating a snapshot lifecycle policy.

Note: Using Amazon Data Lifecycle Manager requires credentials. For more information, see AWS Identity and Access Management.


Did this article help?


Do you need billing or technical support?