Amazon EBS is an Elastic Block Storage is a block level storage volumes for the Amazon EC2 instances in the Amazon Cloud. In the simple words EBS can be described as extra volumes that can be attached and detached from the EC2 instance. Each Amazon EBS volume is replicated automatically within the availability zone to prevent from component failure and offering high performance.
In my post
- i will create a new volume
- attach the volume to created EC2
- Create a Snapshot
Creating the volume is an easy step
goto EC2>Volumes>Create Volume
in Create Volume i had given the volume details
Type: General Purpose
Availability: US West-2b
I added my created volume to EC2 instance that was already exist in my cloud.Its a simple steps firstly we need to detach the volume which is already paired to the Ec2 instance then attach the volume that you had created.
now attaching the new created volume
once the volume is attached you can find the attachment information on volume dashboard.
As we require more snapshots while we working a project. EBS is flexible in creating the snapshots for a instance. In Amazon EBS snapshots are used to change the properties of the volume to enable the features like provisioned IOPS
For creating a snapshot just goto EC2>Snapshots>Create
Once the snapshot is created we can attach to the EC2 instance which i showed you earlier.
Firstly detach the volume that instance had
add the snapshot volume to the instance
Well you attached the volume that contains all the data from the original drive.
Yes!!! we successfully created the snapshots and attached the volumes to the instances.
End of this lab
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