Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS) is a type of storage designed specifically for Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EBS lets you create volumes that Amazon EC2 instances can mount as devices much like a standard hard drive.

Amazon EBS volumes behave like raw, unformatted, external block devices. They have user-supplied device names and provide a block device interface. You can load a file system on top of Amazon EBS volumes, or use them just as you would use a block device

To create a volume

  1. Click Create Volume.
    The Create Volume dialog box appears.
  2. Select from the following:
    • To create a new volume from scratch, specify the size of the volume.
    • To create a new volume from a snapshot, specify the name of the snapshot.
    • To create a new volume from a snapshot of a different size, specify the name of the snapshot and specify a new volume size.
      Note: The size of the new volume must be at least the same size as the size of the snapshot.
  3. Select the Availability Zone in which the volume will launch. To associate a volume with an instance, they must be in the same Availability Zone.
  4. Click Create.
    Amazon EC2 creates a new volume.

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