Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

How-to Copy an AMI from One AWS Region to Another

Copy AWS AMI from One Region to AnotherAWS 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 back up of the data / application setup in multiple regions. If the first region is not reachable due to some reason, the user can start the application from the other region. In Dec 2021 AWS introduced the functionality to copy snapshot across regions. In March 2022 AWS announced the functionality to migrate the AMI from one region to another. The present guide demonstrates how to copy an AMI from one region to other.

How to Create an AMI for Amazon EBS Backed Instances

An Amazon Machine Image (AMI) is a special type of pre-configured operating system and virtual application software, which is used to create a virtual machine within the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). It serves as the basic unit of deployment for services delivered using EC2. Amazon has two types of AMIs for the AWS EC2 services: the “EBS-backed AMI?, and the “Backed by Instance store AMI?.

The present guide demonstrates how to create an Amazon EBS-backed AMI from a running Amazon EBS-backed instance.

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AMI How-to: De-register and Delete AMIs

EC2 How-to: View or Update an AMI Permissions

How to View and Create EBS Backed Amazon Machine Images (AMIs)

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