29 January 2011

Sharing EBS snapshots on EC2

If you want to share an EBS volume snapshot on EC2 with another account the Amazon documentation explains how: find the account number of the target account, right-click the snapshot on the management console, choose permissions, and add the account number. What the instructions don't say is that you can't actually create a volume from that snapshot on the target account---it won't show up on the list. You have to use the command-line tool ec2-create-snapshot.

1 comment:

  1. It was an excellent post regarding sharing EBS snapshots on EC2. EBS snapshots is especially handy as it allows you to easily backup the data on your EBS volume. Thanks for sharing.

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