How to create a snapshot  of an EBS volume step by step

How to create a snapshot of an EBS volume step by step

How to create a snapshot of an EBS volume step by step

Hello Everyone

Welcome to CloudAffaire and this is Debjeet

In the last blog post, we have discussed how to add additional volume to an EC2 instance.

https://cloudaffaire.com/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.

Create snapshot of EBS volume

Step 2: Navigate to ‘Volumes’ under ELASTIC BLOCK STORE.

Create snapshot of EBS volume

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’.

Create snapshot of EBS volume

Step 3: Provide a description for the snapshot and click ‘Create Snapshot’.

Create snapshot of EBS volume

One success message will be displayed. Click Close.

Create snapshot of EBS volume

Step 4: To view the snapshot, click ‘Snapshots’ under ELASTIC BLOCK STORE.

Create snapshot of EBS volume

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.

 

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