In this post, I will show you how to clean up unused Amazon EBS Volumes and Snapshots.
This is worth doing as quite a collection can build up over time and Amazon Web Services has limits on the number of volumes and snapshots you can store; these limits can be increased, but you have to make a Request to Increase the Amazon EBS Volume Limit.
What are EBS Volumes?
Volumes behave like raw, unformatted block devices, with user supplied device names and a block device interface. You can create a file system on top of Amazon EBS volumes, or use them in any other way you would use a block device (like a hard drive).