EBS - Create and Manage SnapshotsΒΆ

The following example policy will snapshot all EBS volumes attached to EC2 instances and copy the instances tags to the snapshot. Then when the snapshots are 7 days old they will get deleted so you always have a rolling 7 days worth of snapshots.

policies:
  - name: ec2-create-ebs-snapshots
    resource: ec2
    actions:
       - type: snapshot
         copy-tags:
             - CreatorName
             - "Resource Contact"
             - "Resource Purpose"
             - Environment
             - "Billing Cost Center"
             - Name

  - name: ebs-delete-old-ebs-snapshots
    resource: ebs-snapshot
    filters:
        - type: age
          days: 7
          op: ge
        - "tag:custodian_snapshot": present
    actions:
        - delete