Goal: Be able to copy an EBS snapshot to S3 and have it be treated like an arbitrary object that I could download to a local on-prem machine if I so wished.
I understand that EBS Snapshots are actually backed by S3 - they just don't show up in a "normal" bucket. The Console and CLI mechanisms that I see for copying snapshots seem to focus on copying a Snapshot from one region to another "as a snapshot", but not to S3 as an "arbitrary object".
From what I've read, the $/GB fee for an EBS Snapshot is higher than for that of an object in S3...so if I have some snapshots I'd like to keep around for a long time (but I won't need any time soon), I'd like to "archive" them to S3 as objects...Essentially:
- copy-as-object a snapshot to S3
- Delete Snapshot in EC2
- Five-Six months goes by
- Copy-as-snapshot the object in S3 to EC2
- Create a volume from the Snapshot that now shows up in EC2
Can this be done?