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The question is premised on incomplete information. An AMI consists of one or more snapshots -- which are billed exactly the same as any other snapshot -- plus a few bytes of metadata. There is no documentation of a charge for storing the metadata that I am aware of. If it is billable, it will be such a small charge as to go unnoticed. If you are going ...


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It's possible to copy an unencrypted EBS snapshot to an encrypted EBS snapshot. So the following process can be used: Stop your EC2 instance. Create an EBS snapshot of the volume you want to encrypt. Copy the EBS snapshot, encrypting the copy in the process. Create a new EBS volume from your new encrypted EBS snapshot. The new EBS volume will be encrypted. ...


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The following process worked well for us to convert our existing EBS volumes to be encrypted volumes. Create a volume of the same exact size and in the same availability zone as the unencrypted volume but with encryption enabled. If the old volume is named "XYZ", name the new volume as "New XYZ" so you don't lose track of it. We are using the default AWS ...



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