How do I move my Lightsail instance to another AWS Region?

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I want to migrate my Amazon Lightsail instance from one Region to another.

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You can't directly migrate a Lightsail instance from one Region to another. Instead, create a snapshot of the Lightsail instance and copy it to another Region. Then, use the copied snapshot to launch a new instance in the destination Region.

Before you begin, review the following points:

  • You can use snapshots to create new resources or for data backup.
  • The new Lightsail instance in the destination Region has a different private IPv4 and public IPv4 address and different public IPv6 IP address, if applicable. After launch, update all references to the old IP addresses with the new IP addresses that are assigned to the new instance. You must update the references because you can't migrate IP addresses to different Regions.


  1. Select the Lightsail instance that you want to migrate, and then create an instance snapshot from the snapshot. The new instance snapshot has the status of Snapshotting.
  2. Copy the newly created instance snapshot to a different Region.
  3. Select the instance snapshot in the destination Region, and then create a new instance from the instance snapshot.
AWS OFFICIALUpdated 4 months ago