Copies a point-in-time snapshot of an EBS volume and stores it in Amazon S3. You can copy the snapshot within the same region or from one region to another. You can use the snapshot to create EBS volumes or Amazon Machine Images (AMIs). The snapshot is copied to the regional endpoint that you send the HTTP request to.

Copies of encrypted EBS snapshots remain encrypted. Copies of unencrypted snapshots remain unencrypted, unless the Encrypted flag is specified during the snapshot copy operation. By default, encrypted snapshot copies use the default AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) customer master key (CMK); however, you can specify a non-default CMK with the KmsKeyId parameter.

To copy an encrypted snapshot that has been shared from another account,

you must have permissions for the CMK used to encrypt the snapshot.

Snapshots created by the CopySnapshot action have an arbitrary volume

ID that should not be used for any purpose.

For more information, see Copying an Amazon EBS Snapshot (

in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

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