I am writing a Python program to get a list of all the EBS snapshots in our account (owner=self) that were "started" (basically, created) before a certain date, then perform some other actions on that list.
I don't think I can use filters in the get_all_snapshots() function because it only supports equality, not GT/LT operators. I believe AWS boto Get Snapshots in Time Period confirms this.
So I supposed I have to get a list of all of them, then iterate through the list. However, the boto documentation isn't clear to me (http://boto.readthedocs.org/en/latest/ref/ec2.html#module-boto.ec2.snapshot) exactly what methods/properties are available on the snapshot object.
Any guidance here?
Get a connection:
conn = boto.ec2.connect_to_region("us-east-1")
Get your snapshots:
snaps = conn.get_all_snapshots(owner="self")
Iterate through the list and look at the
dir(snaps) to see all available attributes and find other things you need.