Managing Amazon Volumes and Snapshots

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On the instance's details page, the second row of tabs at the top allow you to manage many of the other functions and features that are part of your AWS environment.  

Clicking on the "Volumes" tab will present you with a browse list showing all volumes attached to the instance.  Example:

Awsvolumesview

On the far right of the page, after each volume, you have two tools which allow you to:

  • Detachbutton detach a volume from an instance.
  • Camerabutton create a snapshot of the volume.

If you click on a specific volume, you will be presented with another details page which will provide you with more capabilities.  

Awsvolumesdetails

On the second row of the page, you have the following new tabs:

  • Details Tab allows you to display information about the volume.
  • Snapshot Tab allows you to manage the volume's snapshots.
  • Tags Tab allows you to append meaningful names or descriptions to the volumes.
  • Event Tab allows you to review the volume's activity and history.

Clicking on the "Snapshots" tab will present a different browser view, this time of all the snapshots associated with the volume.  

Awssnapshotbrowse

Here, you have additional options which allow you to:

  • Createvolfromsnapbutton create a new volume from a snapshot.
  • Copysnapshotbutton copy a snapshot from one zone to another.
  • Terminatebutton delete a snapshot.

Clicking a particular snapshot will present yet another details page which will provide additional capabilities.

Awssnapshotdetail

On the second row at the top, you can select these additional options:

  • Details Tab allows you to display information about the snapshot.
  • Tags Tab allows you to append meaningful names or descriptions to the snapshot.
  • Event Tab allows you to review the snapshot's activity and history.

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