How to create a snapshot of an EBS volume step by step
Welcome to CloudAffaire and this is Debjeet
In the last blog post, we have discussed how to add additional volume to an EC2 instance.
In this blog post, we are going to discuss how to create a snapshot of EBS volume
Prerequisites for this demo:
- One active AWS account.
- One active EBS volume.
How to create a snapshot of an EBS volume step by step:
Step 1: Login to AWS console and click EC2 under compute.
Step 2: Navigate to ‘Volumes’ under ELASTIC BLOCK STORE.
Note: We have two volumes present at this moment. One is for our instance root volume and the other for additional volume that we have added to the instance in the last blog post. We are going to create the snapshot of this additional volume.
Warning: Additional charges apply to EBS volume and snapshot creation.
Step 3: Select the volume for which snapshot will be taken and click ‘Actions’. Click ‘Create Snapshot’.
Step 3: Provide a description for the snapshot and click ‘Create Snapshot’.
One success message will be displayed. Click Close.
Step 4: To view the snapshot, click ‘Snapshots’ under ELASTIC BLOCK STORE.
We are going to cover AWS Elastic Block Store or EBS in details with features and options in a separate blog series dedicated to AWS storage. As of now, we are restricting it only to AWS EC2 features perspective.
Hope you have enjoyed this blog post. In the next blog, we are going to schedule snapshot creation through Lifecycle Manager.