Create First Snapshot

Follow the steps below to generate a snapshot from an EBS volume

  1. Go to the Amazon EC2 console.
  2. In the side menu, click on "Snapshots" and then select "Create snapshot."
  3. Choose "Volume" as the resource type.
  4. Select the specific volume for which you want to create the snapshot.
  5. The Encryption field shows if the volume is encrypted. If it is, the snapshot will be automatically encrypted using the same key. If not, the snapshot won't be encrypted.
  6. (Optional) Provide a brief description for the snapshot.
  7. (Optional) Add custom tags in the Tags section by clicking "Add tag" and entering key-value pairs. You can add up to 50 tags.
  8. Click on "Create snapshot" to complete the process.

To create a volume from an EBS snapshot, follow these steps

Here's a simpler version:

  1. Go to the Amazon EC2 console.
  2. In the menu, click on "Volumes."
  3. Choose "Create volume."
  4. Select the type of volume you want to create (the default is General Purpose SSD gp3).
  5. Enter the size of the volume in gigabytes (GiB).
  6. For certain types (io1, io2, and gp3), you can specify the maximum number of input/output operations per second (IOPS) or throughput.
  7. Choose the Availability Zone where you want to create the volume. It must be the same as the instances you plan to attach it to.
  8. Pick the snapshot you want to use to create the volume.
  9. Set the encryption status. If the snapshot is encrypted, it's automatic; if not, you can choose to encrypt it and select the encryption key.
  10. (Optional) Add custom tags to the volume for easier identification.
  11. Click on "Create Volume."

Remember, your volume is ready when the status is "available." Attach it to an instance to start using it.

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