wiki:InstallationGuidelines/Amazon/AMI

Building AMIs for easier deployment

If your region doesn't yet have a Sahana AMI in, then it is easy to create one which allows easier deployment of future instances for both you & others. The only cost to you is a small amount of time to publish it & then using up your 1Gb Snapshot allowance within the free tier.

  • Install the instance as-above
  • Don't run the configure script
  • Shutdown the EBS instance.
    shutdown -h now
    
    
  • Select the debian instance you just prepared in the "Instances"
  • Select " Create Image (EBS AMI) " in the "Instance Actions" drop down.

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  • Choose an Image name - Lets say - "Sahana Eden" and fill in a description.

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  • Click "Create this Image"
  • Go to the "AMIS" menu and select "Owned by me" and "All Platforms" in the Viewing dropdown.

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  • Wait for about 5 minutes and hit refresh for the AMI you just built to appear.
  • Select the AMI and click the Permissions button - Select public, to make the image public.

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Keep Templates as EBS Volumes as this is cheaper than Snapshots

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