Exporting and Importing AWS EC2 Server Disk Images

We are heavy users of Amazon Web Services (AWS) Elastic Cloud Computing (EC2) and regularly work with clients to help them transition their on-premises systems to the cloud, build a brand-new infrastructure, or evaluate the security of their virtual data centers. Migrating servers to an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) like AWS makes sense for…

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Part 1: Create and Export an AWS EC2 Volume Image

This blog post is part one of a 3-part series describing a technique for how to export and import Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance volume images. Read the full introduction for more details. In this post, I’ll demonstrate a technique using standard Linux tools to export an AWS volume to another cloud provider or on-prem…

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Part 2: Restore and Boot from an AWS EC2 Volume Image

This blog post is part two of a 3-part series describing a technique for how to export and import Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance volume images. Read the full introduction for more details. Part 1 is available here. About the Demonstration In this post, I’ll demonstrate a technique using standard Linux tools to create a bootable AWS EC2 instance from…

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Part 3: Automate the Creation and Export of EC2 Volume Images

This blog post is part three of a 3-part series describing a technique for how to export and import Amazon Web Services (AWS) instance volume images. Read the full introduction for more details. In Part One, I reviewed the steps required to create and export an image of an AWS EC2 volume.  This process works…

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