I have a machine instance and attached volume that I would like to clone, but apply new network settings to it.
What is the best process for doing this, which will leave the original instance unchanged?
Can I take a snapshot of a running instance, and use that snapshot to instantiate a new instance of the same type, but with a different network address? How do I go about doing that, if so?
From looking at the EC2 console, the snapshot functionality clones a volume (by volume ID), not an instance (by instance ID). Is there a way to create a new volume made from a snapshot of an existing volume and attach it to a new machine instance that has different network settings assigned to it, without detaching/reattaching volumes and manually cp/scp-ing thousands of files?
I am basically looking for a way to duplicate an existing machine instance and the full contents of its attached EBS volume, with the only difference being new network settings. (If I'm using the wrong terminology for describing what I am trying to do, please let me know!)