Why is Packer Copying my AMI

I’m creating an AMI in AWS using packer. After AWS finishes creating the AMI, packer seems to be “Copying” it even though I set ami_regions to . This process takes 10 minutes and I’m curious if I can just get it to use the AMI it originally created. Here’s a the portion of my logs that shows this.

Can you share your template?

I’m reluctant to share only because I don’t want to expose anything private. Does it sound normal that if you are encrypting it will create an AMI and then copy it?

It is set to encrypt_boot. Not sure if that matters.

Yes, that’s probably why