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
- ClickÂ Create Volume.
TheÂ Create Volume dialog box appears.
- 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.
- 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.
- ClickÂ Create.
Amazon EC2 creates a new volume.