Amazon EC2 API Delete Snapshot Script Fix


I have a script that is suppose delete snapshots older than 60 days in aws that stopped working probably due to an amazon api update. The error is aws: error: argument --snapshot-id is required

I've pasted the script below.


#export EC2_PRIVATE_KEY=****

#export EC2_CERT=****

#export EC2_URL=****

#export AWS_ACCESS_****

#export AWS_SECRET_KEY=****

#export REGION=****

#export EC2_HOME=/opt/aws/apitools/ec2

#export JAVA_HOME=/usr/lib/jvm/jre-1.7.0-openjdk.x86_64



CURRENT_DATE=$(date +%Y-%m-%d);

# We now prunning backups older than 60 days

aws ec2 describe-snapshots | grep `date +%Y-%m-%d --date '60 days ago'` | awk {'print $2'} > $DIR/[login to view URL]

LIST=`cat $DIR/[login to view URL] | wc -l`

if [ $LIST -eq "0" ]; then

echo "No snapshots older than 60 days have been found on your server." | mail -s "Deleted Snapshots notification - $CURRENT_DATE" -r reports@**** $MAILADDR



echo "Deleted Snapshots:" > $DIR/[login to view URL]

echo "" >> $DIR/[login to view URL]

for i in `cat $DIR/[login to view URL]`


aws ec2 delete-snapshot $i

echo $i : Deleted >> $DIR/[login to view URL]


#cat $DIR/[login to view URL] | mail -s "Deleted Snapshots notification - $CURRENT_DATE" -r reports@**** $MAILADDR


aws: error: argument --snapshot-id is required

Habilidades: Amazon Web Services, Bash Scripting, Linux

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hello i will change the coding to get the error fixed and the snapshots older than 60 days would be deleted.. please message me back to discuss details and i am ready to get started..

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