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Apr
20
comment How do I create a EC2 S3 backed instance, starting from a Windows VHD?
I now have enough rep so I've upvoted your answer - thanks again.
Apr
20
comment How do I create a EC2 S3 backed instance, starting from a Windows VHD?
I now have enough rep so I've upvoted your answer - thanks again.
Apr
20
comment How can I turn an existing Windows Server 2008 EBS-backed instance into a S3-backed (instance-backed) AMI?
I gave this a shot but it wouldn't work. Additionally, on the console website, the bundle instance command is disabled.
Apr
20
comment How do I create a EC2 S3 backed instance, starting from a Windows VHD?
I appreciate your reply and it seems that you're right. I'd vote your answer up but I don't have enough rep yet.
Apr
20
comment How do I create a EC2 S3 backed instance, starting from a Windows VHD?
I think JohnThePro made a similar suggestion and I suspect this may be the only option to get the behavior we need. I'd vote your answer up, since I think it is relevant, but I don't have enough rep yet.
Apr
20
comment How do I create a EC2 S3 backed instance, starting from a Windows VHD?
It's not that simple, unfortunately. We have lots of people using TeamCity who don't need to know the intricacies of AWS. We are looking into writing some script that could do it for us, but we'd prefer a way to get AWS to do this automatically.
Apr
19
comment How do I create a EC2 S3 backed instance, starting from a Windows VHD?
The import finished but the instance that EC2 created has a root device type of EBS, not instance-store. Is there some flag on ec2-import-instance that will control the root device type?
Apr
19
comment How do I create a EC2 S3 backed instance, starting from a Windows VHD?
I appreciate the link and I'm already half way done with importing my VHD to EC2 using ec2-import-instance. However, my question remains: what do I do next? When the import is done, will I automatically get a new EC2 instance whose root device type is 'instance store'? The page you pointed to explains how to import volumes into EBS but mentions nothing about S3.
Apr
19
comment How do I create a EC2 S3 backed instance, starting from a Windows VHD?
The 'doing a job' scenario is exactly what I'm interested in. We're using TeamCity (for continuous integration) and when a TeamCity job ends, the EBS instance keeps running even though it's no longer needed, thus costing us lots of money. Hence the desire to use instance storage.
Apr
19
comment How can I turn an existing Windows Server 2008 EBS-backed instance into a S3-backed (instance-backed) AMI?
I looked into this. Unfortunately, ec2-bundle-vol and ec2-upload-bundle only come as bash files, not windows cmd files.