AWS – Migrate Linux AMI (EBS) using CloudyScripts


In a typical Amazon Web Services(AWS) Environment, Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) are strictly available in a certain region only. These AMIs cannot be moved from one region to another. Though the AMIs are shared within different Availability Zones of the same region. For this purpose, you can use a third party tool called as CloudyScripts.

CloudyScripts is a collection of tools to help you programming Infrastructure Clouds. The web-based tool is self explanatory and regularly updated. In case you find any bug, do not hesitate to email the owners right away.

Goto the CloudyScripts Copy AMI to different region tool.

AMI should be EBS-backed Linux AMI only. The AWS Access Key and Secret Key can be found at the Security Credentials page of your AWS Account. This information is unique to your account and can be misused. DO NOT share these details with anyone.

The key provided should be generated in the source and target region before using the tool. Provide the .pem key files.

AWS discourages use of “root” user for login into AWS EC2 Instances.

You may use different ssh users like, “ec2-user” for AWS Linux Instances or “ubuntu” user for Ubuntu instances.

Output will be displayed as:

Verify that the AMI is registered in the destination as Private to you i.e.owner.

If you opt to receive mail of the status, enter your email id in the status window.

The mail will be received as:

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