Can I restore a windows 2008 backup to and from Amazon EC2?
I suspect you can:
- Start a standard Windows AMI
- Stop it.
- Create an EBS Volume big enough to hold the backup
- Dump the backup to that volume
- Swap the root volume of the Windows instance you started with that volume.
- Start the instance.
I suspect that will actually get your instance up and running. It's a weird workaround of their licensing limitations.