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I have a EC2 Ubuntu server on Amazon cloud and I'm trying to clone an instance "X" by creating a snapshot of the instance and creating an AMI from that snapshot. The problem is: When creating the AMI, the Kernel used in the instance "X" is not available and if I choose another one, the server isn't booting correctly.

Steps that I've done -Kernel ID of instance "X" is aki-825ea7eb -The default kernel was choose at installation time for instance "X" -Created a snapshot of the instace "X" root volume -Create AMI from that snapshot ( try to choose the kernel aki-825ea7eb, but it's not available.

Any help would be greatly appreciate.

Thanks Dan

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Problem Solved. The Arch selected was not the right one, so the Kernel was obviously not available. – Dan Jan 14 '13 at 1:23

I have the exact same problem, but unfortunately not the same easy solution. I'm trying to migrate an EBS-backed Ubuntu server from East-1a to West (Oregon), but the aki is not available (aki-427d952b). Just to make sure, I tried both architectures, but it's just not there. Are kernel ids region-specific?

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Please do not answer a question with a "me too" answer, its not helpful. – mdpc Feb 1 '13 at 2:50

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