Amazon recently announced a new feature which allows you to boot from an ebs volume. But it doesn’t provide any tools to convert your existing AMIs to this new type of image. There is no easy way to create an ebs image from scratch. There are some posts that explain how to convert your existing AMI into this new type of image using ec2-unbundle and dd (a linux utility). I am going to take a
little different route and explain how we can create
an ebs image from an existing instance. It’s fairly simple to create a new image using dd from an existing instance.
Make sure that you have the latest ec2 api tools before you start creating and ebs type of image. Support for some of the commands (such as to register a snapshot as an image) is only available in the version 46266 onwards.
1) Launch an ec2 instance from the image you want to convert to an ebs image. Make the changes (if any) you want to make to this instance. Let’s say that your instance id is i-xxxxxxxx
2) Launch an 10G ebs volume and attach it to this instance. You can create a bigger volume too. But currently the default size of Amazon’s ephemeral storage is 10G and hence a 10G volume should be sufficient for most
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The following code will launch an ebs volume and attach it to your instance. The code assumes that us-east-1a is the availability zone of your instance.
ec2-create-volume --size 10 --availability-zone us-east-1a
The command should give you an volume id in the form of vol-yyyyyyyy. Note it down and use it in the next command to attach this volume to your instance.
ec2-attach-volume vol-yyyyyyyy --instance i-xxxxxxxx --device /dev/sdh
Create ext3 filesystem on this volume and mount the volume
yes | mkfs -t ext3 /dev/sdh
echo '/dev/sdh /mnt/ebsimage ext3 defaults,noatime 0 0' >> /etc/fstab
3) Now that the volume is ready and mounted at /mnt/ebsimage, we are going to copy your entire disk to this volume using dd (a linux disc imaging utility).
nohup dd if=/dev/sda1 of=/dev/sdh &
The command above will start copying the disc to the ebs volume in background. This could take really long time (e.g. 20 minutes) depending upon your data. To check status
of copying you will first need to get pid of the dd process by executing
ps -aef | grep
And then use the pid obtained in the following command
kill -SIGUSR1 pid
The above command will clearly print a message similar to
531694080 bytes (532 MB) copied, 11.6338 seconds, 45.7 MB/s
Please note that the message is printed by the dd process and not by the kill process. This means if you have your output redirected to somewhere else, the message will be printed there instead of your screen.
3) Once dd finishes, do a spot check on the data copied in /mnt/ebsimage. If you find everything ok, unmount the volume and detach the volume
from the ec2 instance. You can use the following commands to do so:
4) Now take the snapshot of the ebs volume.
5) Register this snapshot as an image. Use the snapshot id obtained from the output of the above command.
ec2reg -s snap-zzzzzzzz -a x86_64 -d Description -n imagename
Make sure that you replace the snapshot id, image name, description and the image type (x86_86 or x86_64) in the command above.
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