Posted On: Nov 20, 2022

Starting today, Amazon EC2 enables customer created tags to be included during Amazon Machine Image (AMI) CopyImage operations. This feature aims to reduce customer burden if you want to employ the same tags across all your copied AMIs. Previously, when you created a copy of an AMI, any tags you created for that AMI did not get copied over to the new AMI. You had to apply the tags to the new AMI manually after it was created if you wanted to replicate the same tags from the original AMI.

Copying tags can be done from the EC2 console, or through the Amazon CLI with an additional parameter on the CopyImage API, and only tags owned by the account creating the copy will be copied. This capability is now available in all Amazon Web Services Regions, including Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet, and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD. To learn more, please refer to the documentation here.