Posted On: Nov 16, 2022

Starting today, you can now store and restore up to 5TB Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) to and from an Amazon S3 bucket. This enables storing and transferring of larger AMIs between partitions. The old limit was 1TB.

By storing and restoring an AMI using S3 buckets, you can copy AMIs from one AWS partition to another, for example, from the main commercial partition to the AWS GovCloud (US) partition. You can also make archival copies of AMIs by storing them in an S3 bucket.

The higher limit is reflected in your account automatically and you do not have to take any action. This feature is now available in all AWS Regions. To learn more about increased limits for AMI Store and Restore, please visit our documentation.