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I have an EBS AMI running Windows Server 2008. Is possible to converter it to a S3 backed ami?

In ElasticFox, the "bundle into an S3 ami" option is grayed out.

If this is possible, how? If this is not possible, why not?

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This has been answered by the AWS people on this forum post. For posterity's sake, here is Cindy@AWS's response:

Windows Server 2008 AMIs are only available for EBS-backed instances. It is not currently possible to save a Windows Server 2008 instance into an S3 AMI. In order to save your instance as an AMI, you should use either the EC2 API tools command ec2-create-image or (in the AWS Management Console) choose "Create Image":

http://docs.amazonwebservices.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/creating-an-ami-ebs.html

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So what about Linux ? –  Amala Apr 25 '11 at 17:49
    
You should be able to follow the same instructions from the link. –  Andrew M. Apr 27 '11 at 14:02
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The title of the article is: "Creating Amazon EBS-Backed AMIs." The question is how to convert an EBS to a S3 AMI –  Amala Apr 27 '11 at 14:13
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The post explains that this is not possible to convert from EBS to S3 for the AMI. What the post explains, is, you can create an S3-backed AMI by launching the EBS backed image, using ec2-create-image, and uploading this to S3. So its not a conversion process--its a "rebuilding a mostly identical image and uploading said image to an S3 backed AMI." I'm not quite sure what you're confused about here, but I would like to make sure its clear. :) –  Andrew M. Apr 29 '11 at 20:01
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