The CopySnapshot action makes a copy of an existing snapshot.

Users or groups that have permissions to use the CopySnapshot API can create

their own Amazon S3 buckets and copy snapshots to it. To control access to your snapshots, use an IAM policy to control who has the ability to use the CopySnapshot API. For more information about using IAM to control the use of ElastiCache APIs, see Exporting Snapshots ( and Authentication & Access Control (

Erorr Message:     Error Message: The authenticated user does not have

sufficient permissions to perform the desired activity.

Solution: Contact your system administrator to get the needed permissions.