Create server snapshots: PV vs HVM instances on AWS

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02 Sep, 2016 01:45 PM

The documentation states a difference in snapshotting a "Linux and PV" server or a HVM host.

Linux and PV host: a new volume is attached to the host, all files are copied there and then the volume become an Image.
HVM host: a snapshot is taken from the Root volume and it becomes the new Image.
In which case a reboot is required?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Marat Komarov on 02 Sep, 2016 01:56 PM

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    HVM snapshot includes reboot, which is triggered by CreateImage AWS API call.


  2. 2 Posted by LoreLLo on 02 Sep, 2016 04:00 PM

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