An Amazon Machine Image contains an EBS volume. Is there a way to get the EBS volume out of the AMI without booting the AMI?
Is there a way to get the EBS volume out of the AMI without booting the AMI?
Did you create the AMI from one of your instances? If false then no.
Does the AMI have licensing requirements (e.g. Windows or RedHat)? The licensing will not follow with the new volume meaning it won't boot.
If you created the AMI, then you will also have a snapshot that the AMI references. You can then create a volume from the snapshot.
Otherwise you will need to launch an instance from the AMI.
If you find the snapshot associated with the AMI, yes you can treat it like any EBS volume snapshot.