Resize EC2 Volume (without Resizing Partition)

Problem You would like to resize a volume attached to an EC2 instance. Solution Do the following: Create a snapshot of your volume (instructions) Stop your instance Go to EBS / Volumes and select Actions / Modify Volume Enter the new size for your volume (note you can only ever make the volume larger) and … Continue reading Resize EC2 Volume (without Resizing Partition)

Automatically Make Snapshots for EC2

A quick Google search reveals that there are quite a few different approaches for automatically creating snapshots for EC2 images (such as here, here and here). All of these are rather difficult to do. Thankfully, after some more searching around I found a great way to schedule regular snapshots using AWS CloudWatch. CloudWatch supports a built-in … Continue reading Automatically Make Snapshots for EC2