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The 'Amazon - Create and Copy Server Image' task will create an AMI image from your chosen Instance ID on your chosen schedule. The image is created in the specified region but is also copied to another Destination Region. The user can optionally reboot the server from the checkbox.

How To Set Up Your Task

Here is a breakdown of the steps of how to set up your 'Amazon - Create Server Image' task.

Step 1 - Choose a name for your task.

Step 2 - Choose the credential for the AWS account you would like to manage

Step 3 - Choose the region in which your chosen AWS resources are located

Step 4 - Choose the 'Amazon - Create and Copy Server Image' task from the Task drop-down list

Step 5 - Choose the Instance ID to be linked to this task. You can also choose to optionally reboot the server by checking the 'Reboot Server' checkbox.

Step 6 - Select the Destination Region you would like to copy the image to.

Step 7 - Choose a predefined schedule (or create your own)  from the Schedule drop-down list for when you would like this task to run.

Step 8 - Choose whether you would like to be notified when the task is complete.

Step 9 - Click the Save button to complete the task creation.

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