I terminated an AWS EC2 instance because I incorrectly created it. I've read that this deletes an instance, but it keeps reinstantiating itself. How do I permanently and fully remove the EC2 instance as though it had never existed?
If it's reinstantiating itself then you've probably got it in an auto-scaling group. Delete that auto-scaling group (or reduce the minimum instance count to zero).
It depends on how the instance was created in the first place.
If the instance was created with OpsWorks, then please see:
Otherwise, have a look please make sure that
is set to true. More documentation about this can be found at:
towards the bottom of the page.