[ aws . lightsail ]



Attaches a block storage disk to a running or stopped Lightsail instance and exposes it to the instance with the specified disk name.

The attach disk operation supports tag-based access control via resource tags applied to the resource identified by disk name . For more information, see the Amazon Lightsail Developer Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--disk-name <value>
--instance-name <value>
--disk-path <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--disk-name (string)

The unique Lightsail disk name (e.g., my-disk ).

--instance-name (string)

The name of the Lightsail instance where you want to utilize the storage disk.

--disk-path (string)

The disk path to expose to the instance (e.g., /dev/xvdf ).

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To attach a block storage disk to an instance

The following attach-disk example attaches disk Disk-1 to instance WordPress_Multisite-1 with the disk path of /dev/xvdf

aws lightsail attach-disk \
    --disk-name Disk-1 \
    --disk-path /dev/xvdf \
    --instance-name WordPress_Multisite-1


    "operations": [
            "id": "10a08267-19ce-43be-b913-6EXAMPLE7e80",
            "resourceName": "Disk-1",
            "resourceType": "Disk",
            "createdAt": 1571071465.472,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "us-west-2a",
                "regionName": "us-west-2"
            "isTerminal": false,
            "operationDetails": "WordPress_Multisite-1",
            "operationType": "AttachDisk",
            "status": "Started",
            "statusChangedAt": 1571071465.472
            "id": "2912c477-5295-4539-88c9-bEXAMPLEd1f0",
            "resourceName": "WordPress_Multisite-1",
            "resourceType": "Instance",
            "createdAt": 1571071465.474,
            "location": {
                "availabilityZone": "us-west-2a",
                "regionName": "us-west-2"
            "isTerminal": false,
            "operationDetails": "Disk-1",
            "operationType": "AttachDisk",
            "status": "Started",
            "statusChangedAt": 1571071465.474


operations -> (list)

An array of objects that describe the result of the action, such as the status of the request, the timestamp of the request, and the resources affected by the request.


Describes the API operation.

id -> (string)

The ID of the operation.

resourceName -> (string)

The resource name.

resourceType -> (string)

The resource type.

createdAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the operation was initialized (e.g., 1479816991.349 ).

location -> (structure)

The Amazon Web Services Region and Availability Zone.

availabilityZone -> (string)

The Availability Zone. Follows the format us-east-2a (case-sensitive).

regionName -> (string)

The AWS Region name.

isTerminal -> (boolean)

A Boolean value indicating whether the operation is terminal.

operationDetails -> (string)

Details about the operation (e.g., Debian-1GB-Ohio-1 ).

operationType -> (string)

The type of operation.

status -> (string)

The status of the operation.

statusChangedAt -> (timestamp)

The timestamp when the status was changed (e.g., 1479816991.349 ).

errorCode -> (string)

The error code.

errorDetails -> (string)

The error details.