Fedora S3 Backed AMIs

Andy Gospodarek gospo at redhat.com
Thu Jul 28 17:57:20 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jul 28, 2011 at 09:42:57AM -0700, Garrett Holmstrom wrote:
> On 2011-07-28 8:36, Tim Flink wrote:
> > As I'm learning more about EC2 and AMIs, I'm wondering what the plans
> > are for Fedora S3 backed AMIs.
> >
> > If I'm understanding correctly, an S3 backed AMI has no persistent
> > storage - once the instance is rebooted, all changes are effectively
> > reverted. This would mean that applying updates to an S3 backed AMI
> > would be a questionable process and any updates requiring a reboot
> > would be impossible.
> Instance storage of this sort does not go away when instances are merely 
> rebooted.  It is only destroyed at instance termination time.

>From the limited testing I've done using Amazon's Web Console it seems
like typing 'reboot' or 'shutdown -h now' does seem to terminate the
instance.  Am I doing it wrong?

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