Shows information about snapshots.


euca-describe-snapshots [ snapshot_id ] [-o, owner ]
    		[-r restorable_by ] [-v] [[--filter "name=value"] ...]


Option Description Required
snapshot_id Snapshot ID to describe No
-o, --owner owner Returns snapshots owned by the specified owner. Multiple owners can be specified.

Valid values: self | account ID

-r, --restorable-by user_id Account ID that can create volumes from the snapshot

Valid values: self | all | account ID

-F, --filter name=value Filter for limiting the results. See the table in the Available Filters section for a list of filters. Use quotation marks if the value has a space ("name=value example"). On a Windows system, use quotation marks even without a space in the value ("name=value"). No

Available Filters

You can add filters to your request so that the response includes information for only certain snapshots. For example, you can use a filter to specify that you want to find snapshots whose status is pending. Some tips for using filters with this command:

The following are the available filters for euca-describe-snapshots:

Filter Description
description Description of the snapshot
owner-alias Account alias (for example, eucalyptus or self) or Account ID that owns the snapshot.
owner-id Account ID of the snapshot owner
progress The progress of the snapshot, in percentage
snapshot-id The ID of the snapshot.
start-time Time stamp when the snapshot was initiated
status Status of the snapshost.

Valid values: pending | completed | error

tag-key Key of a tag assigned to the resource you want to filter. This filter is independent of the tag-value filter and returns all resources assigned the tag key you use, regardless of the value. To filter on a specific key and value set, use the tag:key filter.
tag-value Value of a tag assigned to the resource. This filter is independent of the tag-key filter and returns all resources assigned the tag value you use, regardless of the key. To filter on a specific key and value set, use the tag:key filter.
tag:key Filters the results based on a specific tag/value combination
volume-id ID of the volume the snapshot is for
volume-size The size of the volume, in GB

Common Options

Option Description
--show-empty-fields Show empty fields as "(nil)".
--region user@region Region and/or user name to search when looking up config file data. Only valid for EC2 endpoints.
-U,--url url URL of the cloud service to connect to. For administrative commands, this should be <ip_address>:8773/services/Empyrean.
-I,--access-key-id key_id User's access key ID.
-S,--secret-key secret_key User's secret key.
--security-token token User's security token.
--debug Prints what the command sends to the server and what it receives from the server. Use when you're trying to debug Euca2ools.
--debugger Enable interactive debugger on error.
-h,--help Display the manual page for the command.
--version Display the version of this tool.



SNAPSHOT    snap-5E313F37   vol-84B54112    completed
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