If an instance has an EBS root device, you can easily create an AMI from it.

To create an image from an Amazon EBS-backed instance

  1. Right-click an instance that shows “ebs” in the Root Device field and click Create Image (EBS AMI).

  2. The Create Image dialog box appears.
  3. Enter a name for the image (required) and a description (optional).
  4. Click Create this Image.
    Amazon EC2 begins creating a snapshot and an image. You will not be able to delete this snapshot without deleting the AMI as well.

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