I want to create a backup of my Amazon Lightsail instance to save my work. How do I do that?

Create a snapshot of your Lightsail instance to use as a backup. Lightsail snapshots preserve the state of your instance at the time the snapshot was taken.

After you create a snapshot, delete the running Lightsail instance. If you need that instance again, you can create a new Lightsail instance from that snapshot.

Note: Snapshots are billed at a lower rate than running Lightsail instances.

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Published: 2017-04-26

Updated: 2019-01-11