How to Backup AWS EC2 Instances with EBS Snapshots

Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 instances are a convenient way to run workloads on Virtual Machines (VM). But what happens if the storage they’re attached to fails or becomes corrupt? It’s time to begin discussing an AWS EC2 backup.

When you backup an EC2 instance, you’ll be talking Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes, more specifically EBS snapshots. EC2 stores all volumes with EBS and taking an EBS snapshot is a great way to backup your data.

In this tutorial, you’re going to learn how to create EBS snapshots with the AWS Management Console and the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI).

Related:How to Manage and Automate AWS EC2 Snapshots with PowerShell

If you’d like to manage EC2 backups/EBS snapshots the easy way, be sure to check out Veeam Backup for AWS. Veeam takes care of not only creating EBS snapshots but manages replication, intelligently monitors for changed blocks, and provides a public API.

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How to Backup AWS EC2 Instances with EBS Snapshots
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Create EC2 instance from AWS Console

What is EC2 Instance?

Secure and resizable compute capacity in the cloud.

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud ( Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides secure, resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale cloud computing easier for developers.

In this article let us see how to create On-demand EC2 instance from Console.

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How to Backup AWS EC2 Instances with EBS Snapshots

Amazon Web Services (AWS) EC2 instances are a convenient way to run workloads on Virtual Machines (VM). But what happens if the storage they’re attached to fails or becomes corrupt? It’s time to begin discussing an AWS EC2 backup.

When you backup an EC2 instance, you’ll be talking Elastic Block Store (EBS) volumes, more specifically EBS snapshots. EC2 stores all volumes with EBS and taking an EBS snapshot is a great way to backup your data.

In this tutorial, you’re going to learn how to create EBS snapshots with the AWS Management Console and the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI).

Related:How to Manage and Automate AWS EC2 Snapshots with PowerShell

If you’d like to manage EC2 backups/EBS snapshots the easy way, be sure to check out Veeam Backup for AWS. Veeam takes care of not only creating EBS snapshots but manages replication, intelligently monitors for changed blocks, and provides a public API.

#cloud #aws #aws ec2 #ebs

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Luis Rodrigues

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Configuring AWS EC2 Instance Using CLI

AWS is a public cloud service provider that provides on-demand cloud computing platforms and APIs to individuals, companies, and governments on a metered pay-as-you-go basis.

AWS has a huge range of services which the user can use according to their need. AWS services can be used or accessed using

a) AWS Console: The AWS Management Console brings the unmatched breadth and depth of AWS right to your computer or mobile phone with a secure, easy-to-access, web-based portal.

b) AWS CLI: The AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) is a unified tool to manage your AWS services. With just one tool to download and configure, you can control multiple AWS services from the command line and automate them through scripts.

c) AWS SDK’s: It is a collection of software tools to create applications and libraries that use Amazon Web Services (AWS) resources. There are separate software development kits (SDKs) for browser-based or server-side application development.

In this blog, I will be explaining how we can configure an EC2 instance(one of the computing services of AWS) using AWS CLI. Let’s get started…

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Camron Shields

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Amazon EC2 evolution— How Nitro changed everything and Instance type deep dive

Introduction

For those new to EC2, EC2 offers auto-scalable instances with compute, memory, storage and networking, deployable in multiple Availability zones/Regions while targetable by a load balancer along with management / administration tools such as AWS Systems Manager and AWS License Manager. EC2 instances are available under multiple purchase options such as SpotOn-DemandReserved and Savings Plan. It offers a broad choice of processors such as Intel, AMD and Amazon’s very own ARM-based Graviton processors. EC2 also allows the possibility of using Application Specific Integrated-Circuit (ASICs) and Field Programmable Gate-Array (FPGAs).

For those new to terms like ASIC and FPGA, they provide an alternate way to compute than CPU and GPU. Unlike CPU and GPU, which have a predefined instruction set and general purpose or parallel computing optimized , ASICs are dedicated, custom designed and optimized for one specific function (for e.g. bitcoin mining) whereas FPGAs are, as their name suggests, programmable digital logic cells. The hardware can be reprogrammed / repurposed to different workloads. Neither ASICs nor FPGAs have a predefined instruction set.

A very short history

Amazon launched EC2 with one instance type, m1, in the year 2006. This machine offered 1.7 GHz of CPU, 1.75 GB of RAM, 160 GB of disk and 250 Mbps of network bandwidth. This has evolved to 300+ instance types as of July 2020.

EC2 currently offers instance with upto 4.0GHz of CPU(z1d), 24576 GB / 24 TB of RAM(u-24tb1.metal), 48 TB of disk (d2.8xlarge) and 100 Gbps of Network bandwidth (High-Memory instances). Nitro turbo-charged this evolution in 2017 at which time “only” 42 instance types were available. It allowed new CPU architectures (ARM, AMD), bare metal offerings, 100 Gbps networking, EFA etc. So what exactly is Nitro?

Nitro — in english

Nitro refers to a whole fleet of changes, hardware and software, brought about in order to improve two important aspects of the infrastructure: performance and security. The basic idea is about offloading functions that are generally performed in a hypervisor stack to separate dedicated hardware / software component. Before Nitro — Networking, Storage, Security etc. were part of the hypervisor stack and contributed to about 30% of resource consumption that could not be used by customer instances.

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With Nitro architecture, these components are moved out of the hypervisor stack, allowing for better resource consumption / performance and more controlled security.

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AWS Instance Scheduler Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Devs

AWS Instance Scheduler is a popular option for saving up a large portion of the cost of computing services in situations where there are predictable planned times for operating compute services. In other words, since no clients are accessing particular environments during the period, it’s normal for development environments or workloads to be shut down during non-working times.

By evaluating when the instances are more widely used, you can implement more complex schedules, or even apply an always-stopped schedule and then start up the instances when you need them.

In this article, we will cover a step-by-step guide to create an AWS schedule and apply it to several instances.

Solution Overview

This CloudFormation template creates an environment for the AWS Instance Scheduler. The solution uses the following AWS services:

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