Creating an Amazon Machine Image from your EC2 Instance for Backups — RobPickering.com: "I’m doing this backwards. I’m currently writing another article about Amazon EC2 and getting started by moving your existing hosting service to EC2. However, I recently realized how much time and effort I had devoted to my EC2 Instance and getting things installed, configured, and running the way I want them. Then I stumbled upon this forum article: Degraded Amazon EC2 Instance. So, your Amazon EC2 instance is fragile. Just as fragile as anything you’d run at home. More so, in some cases, because you don’t control any of the hardware. Out of sight, is out of mind. So, backups are not only a good idea, they are required. But how do you perform image backups of your EC2 Instance so you can recover quickly to a working base image?"
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