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Amazon Lightsail - Accounts

Learn how to connect Amazon Lightsail to SnapShooter for daily to hourly backups

Simon Bennett]
Simon Bennett
Last Updated: Sep 18, 2020
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# Overview

Learn how to connect your Lightsail Account to SnapShooter to perform automated daily to hourly snapshots of your instances.


# Connecting Lightsail To SnapShooter

We make use of AWS IAM underlying Lightsail to grant access. This enables you to grant just the right permissions to SnapShooter to perform snapshots

Navigate to https://snapshooter.io/dashboard/snapshots/aws-lightsail/accounts and press the Connect New Lightsail Account Button

You will be asked to provide an account name, access key, secret access key and the region.

You will need to create a new IAM user in your Lightsail / (AWS account) with the following permissions.

{
    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
        {
            "Sid": "VisualEditor0",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
                "lightsail:GetInstanceSnapshot",
                "lightsail:GetInstances",
                "lightsail:DeleteInstanceSnapshot",
                "lightsail:GetOperation",
                "lightsail:GetInstanceSnapshots",
                "lightsail:GetInstance",
                "lightsail:GetInstanceState",
                "lightsail:CreateInstanceSnapshot"
            ],
            "Resource": "*"
        }
    ]
}

Once created you can then copy the keys from AWS and paste them into SnapShooter. We encrypt your keys to keep them secure.

You can only configure one region at a time. If you wish to backup in more than one region you can add a second account and select a different region.


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