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Create Lightsail Instance Snapshots Actions
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Written by Matt Houser
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The Create Lightsail Instance Snapshot action will create snapshots of one or more Lightsail instances.

For example, a snapshot can be created every day at 1am.


Please see Common Action Settings for a description of settings common to all action types.

Instance Identification Method

Indicates method used to select instances. Possible options include:

  • All Instances - All instances will be selected

  • By Instance Name - The instance name will be compared

Instance Name

The instance name and comparison to use to select the instances.

Snapshot Name

Name to be given to the snapshot. The name generated must be unique. Macros can be used to include run-time data.

Consistency Method

Indicates the method in which the snapshot will be made consistent. Possible options include:

  • None - No consistency method will be used

  • Stop Instance - The instance will be stopped and restarted when the snapshot is created

Amazon Commands Used

The following Amazon AWS commands are used. The access key should have permission to execute all of them.

  • lightsail:CreateInstanceSnapshot

  • lightsail:GetInstance

  • lightsail:GetInstanceSnapshot

  • lightsail:GetInstances

  • lightsail:StartInstance

  • lightsail:StopInstance

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