Posted On: Dec 16, 2019

You can now add tags while copying snapshots. Previously, a user had to first copy the snapshot and then add tags to the copied snapshot manually. Moving forward, you can specify the list of tags you wish to be applied to the copied snapshot as a parameter on the Copy Snapshot API.

Tags allow you to categorize your snapshots in different ways, such as by department, purpose or owner. You can also enable resource level permissions based on tags to set access control on ability to restore, copy or delete a snapshot. Tagging snapshots during the copy workflow will allow you to set resource level permissions on the copied snapshot from the point of its creation helping you better secure your data. 

For more information, see Copying an Amazon EBS Snapshot in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.