Posted On: Feb 4, 2020

Starting today, Amazon EBS Fast Snapshot Restore (FSR) is available in all AWS commercial regions excluding China and AWS GovCloud regions. Additionally, the limits for FSR-enabled snapshots per region are increased from 5 to 50.

Launched in Nov 2019, FSR enables you to restore multiple EBS volumes from an EBS snapshot without the need to initialize volumes. With FSR, you get improved and predictable performance which helps with use cases such as virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), backup & restore, test/dev volume copies, and booting from custom AMIs. 

To learn more, see the technical documentation, blog, and pricing pages on FSR. This feature is now available through the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), AWS SDKs, or the AWS console in all commercial AWS regions.