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AWS EC2 AMI and EBS Backup and Restore Methods

Hands-On Lab


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Welcome to this live AWS learning activity for backing up and restoring EC2 instances.

This activity will explore several common back-up and restore methods for the AWS EC2 service. By completing this activity, you will gain hands-on experience with:

1) EBS snapshots
2) Amazon Machine Images (AMIs)

For administrators and operations personnel, it is extreamly important to understand the need for backing up application resources. These actions are one step you can take to ensure quick recovery from disasters, and/or to have the ability to roll back changes if necessary.

Good luck and enjoy the Learning Activity!

What are Hands-On Labs?

Hands-On Labs are scenario-based learning environments where learners can practice without consequences. Don't compromise a system or waste money on expensive downloads. Practice real-world skills without the real-world risk, no assembly required.