How to Convert S3-Backed Windows AMIs to EBS-Backed

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Submitted By: Mike Culver
AWS Products Used: Amazon EC2
Created On: November 25, 2010 12:21 AM GMT
Last Updated: November 25, 2010 12:21 AM GMT
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If you have Windows 2003 AMIs in the AWS environment, they are likely S3-backed, which of course means that they can't be stopped and then restarted. (Windows 2008 is only available as EBS-backed AMIs, so these instructions don't apply to them.) This 2-page "cheat sheet" tells you how to accomplish the conversion.
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