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May, 2014

How to create and maintain RDS backups

Using Amazon AWS Management Console you can create two types of RDS snapshots: Automated Backup DB Snapshot Automated backup – is the backup executed based on the daily schedule that enables point-in-time recovery of your DB Instance. DB Snapshot – enables you to back up your DB Instance in a known state. The backup is [...]

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How to restore EC2 Instance from Snapshot

To restore EC2 Instances from the snapshot(s) in the same or different AWS region follow these steps: Create a new EC2 Instances with parameters similar to the instance from which the snapshot(s) was taken. If possible, the best practice would be to take an AMI of the existing EC2 and create a new instance based [...]

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How to transfer EC2 Instances between AWS accounts

In this article we will explain how to copy your AWS EC2 resources from one AWS account to another, using Elastic Cloud Gate console. Before you start, please make sure that both source and destination accounts are already setup. If not, click “Manage Accounts” and add missing account(s). To read about all Disaster Recovery options [...]


How to Schedule Backup of EC2 AMI and delete old images

To schedule backup of the EC2 Instance (AMI): To open AMI wizard: go to EC2 and from the Menu select “AMI Backup/Copy” In the upper section of the wizard setup, chose how frequently you want to create an AMI backup Occurrence: Hourly – The image will be taken every given number of hours. In addition [...]

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How to restore EBS volume from Snapshot backup

If you are not a member of Elastic Cloud Gate here is the guideline to restore volume from a snapshot using the AWS Management Console: Under EC2, got to “Snapshot” section and identify the snapshot from which you want to restore the volume. If you don’t see the “Volume” column on the snapshots list, open [...]

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