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How To Copy Encrypted AWS EBS Snapshots Across Accounts

encrypted snapshotsAWS EBS encryption uses AWS’ own key management service – known as AWS KMS and AWS KMS customer master keys (CMK) – to create encrypted volumes and snapshots of the encrypted volumes. If you have an unencrypted volume, you can always migrate the data to an encrypted volume.  Since encrypted volumes are created by a specific CMK, if the user wants to share the snapshot with another AWS account, that user needs to first share the CMK with the intended account.

In this detailed guide, we will show you, step-by-step, how to copy the encrypted EBS snapshots across AWS accounts.

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