Tags can be used to identify resources with the same characteristics (such as automatic snapshot policies that belong to the same organization or that serve the same purpose) for easy search and management. This topic describes how to edit the tags of an existing automatic snapshot policy.

Background information

For information about how to use tags, the resources that support tags, and the limits on tags, see Overview and the "Tag limits" section of the Limits topic.


  1. Log on to the ECS console.
  2. In the left-side navigation pane, choose Storage & Snapshots > Snapshots.
  3. In the top navigation bar, select a region.
  4. Click the Automatic Snapshot Policies tab.
  5. Find the automatic snapshot policy whose tags you want to edit, move the pointer over the edit-tag icon in the Tag column, and then click Edit Tags.
  6. In the Edit Tags dialog box, click Available Tags to select existing tags or click Create to create tags. Then, click OK.

What to do next

After tags are added to your automatic snapshot policies, you can filter the policies by tag to perform different operations. For example, you can change the snapshot retention periods in policies that have a set of tags and configure Cross-Region Replication for Snapshots in policies that have a different set of tags.