we were caught off guard with the new snapshot image dialog.

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Donovan Bray

04 Dec, 2014 01:30 AM

Our default expectation was that we snapshot the role for posterity sake, so we always elect NOT to replace the running images. When we get a notice from amazon about scheduled maintenance. We will snapshot, not replace, then terminate the instance.

When we did this with the new UI, we took the defaults, and when we terminated the instance and it restarted with a two year old snapshot not the one we had just taken.

We could see the image attached to the role was old. We went to the bundle tasks which logged an AMI but not the new image id. When we went to edit the images for the role we were able to identify the snapshot by date and time, not by the ami id as we had hoped too.

I think the default assumption is that if you snapshot a role then it should replace the role unless specified otherwise. Secondly the image id should be logged when you output the ami id in the bundle task log.

  1. 1 Posted by Thomas Orozco on 04 Dec, 2014 09:33 AM

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    Hi Donovan, thanks for reaching out,

    We agree that the Bundle Tasks list could be a bit more helpful in helping you locate the Image that was created (e.g. by linking to it), so we're going to look into this.

    Regarding locating an Image through its AMI ID, it should be possible to search for it using the little arrow next to the search filter: http://note.io/11Y8Nrb , http://note.io/1yTDhrg — does this correspond to what you were looking for here?

    Broadly speaking, whether the new Image should be added to the Role is a pretty controversial topic. We have folks that want it to be the default (your case), others that would rather have that be an option (which is what we currently have), and so on.

    The option to associate the Image with the Role is in the snapshot menu (unless i'm misunderstanding you) — do you think the problem was that you're not used to this new UI, or is there a bigger problem?


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