How to Format an AWS EBS Volume Attached to an EC2 Windows Instance

The Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) offers persistent storage for the Amazon EC2 instances. We saw that an EBS volume can be attached to AWS Windows instance for vertical scalability.

The present guide demonstrates how to format an EBS volume attached to a Windows instance.

How to Monitor the EBS Volume with Status Check and Enable Auto Enabled IO

AWS status checks help the user to identify problems that would stop the instance from running an application. The AWS EC2 status check allows the user to monitor the status of system reachability and instance status. The EBS volumes are used for persistent data storage. It is always recommended to store the data to the EBS volume rather than having a transient storage for the persistent storage option. In the rarest of cases, there could be a probability that something could happen to the EBS volume, which could create inconsistency in the volume data. The AWS EBS volume status check helps to detect the impaired volumes. The impaired volume may not be available immediately.

The present guide demonstrates how to check the status of the EBS volume and enable auto enabled IO.

Estimating your Amazon EBS Snapshots Cost - Part 1: Block Level Incremental Snapshots

When using Amazon EBS snapshots for your EC2 backup solution, you worry about stuff like automating EBS snapshots. To rely on EBS snapshots as a backup solution, however, you may want to be able to estimate the cost of storing the snapshots. Currently, the exact size of EBS snapshots is not available. In part 1 of this 2 part series, we will try to better understand how EBS snapshots work.

How to Attach an Amazon EBS Volume to a Linux Instance

The Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS) offers disks storage for the Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EBS volumes provide a scalable storage service, which persists independently of the instance life.

  • It is mandatory that both the volume as well as the instance be in the same availability zone.
  • The user can create a volume and assign a maximum of 16 EBS volumes to an instance. Deployment on AWS Cloud / by Accenture

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How to Migrate (Copy) an EC2 Instance Between Amazon AWS Regions

Move EC2 instance Between AWS Cloud RegionsAWS is ideally suited for making the user’s applications tolerant to disaster. One of the options for making the user’s application suitable to DR is to keep a backup of the data / application setup in multiple regions. If the first region is not reachable for some reason, the user can start the application from the other region.  In Dec, 2021 AWS introduced functionality to copy snapshots across regions.

Expert Guide: Amazon EBS Consistent Snapshoting

The following describes my personal case on how I maintained snapshots of my AWS EBS. The following requirements guided me with the scripts and tools I decided to use:

  1. Open source scripts and solutions within budget.
  2. Incremental snapshots maintain controlled and cost efficient growth
  3. Manage all volume’s snapshots for several AWS accounts from one central server.
  4. Advanced snapshot rotation mechanism and configuration options.

How to Launch an EBS Optimized EC2 Instance with a Provisioned IOPS Volume

AWS EC2 is a scalable, reliable and low-priced offering from Amazon for the user’s virtual computation or hosting needs. Current web and mobile applications require very high I/O for storing or retrieving plenty of data in order to deliver a rich and personalized experience. Considering this, AWS announced the IOPS Volumes and EBS Optimized Instance in August, 2021.

The present guide demonstrates how to launch an EBS-Optimized EC2 Linux Instance using the provisioned IOPS volume.

Getting Started with EC2 Cloud Resources Backup

The cloud definitely marks a new era. Not only can we manage our resources in a flexible way and with no capital investment, but we can also enjoy the state-of-the-art infrastructure of large cloud providers, like AWS cloud. Specifically, when we use EC2 to compute endless resources, we know that in terms of the durability of our virtual servers, power supply, and storage, we can trust AWS to have the best of the best.

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