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Creating and Restoring a Linux EC2 Snapshot

For this lab, you have been tasked to test a client's backup and restore capabilities within their AWS test environment. Upon completion of this lab, you will be able to create a new EBS snapshot, create an EBS volume from a snapshot, attach the new volume to an EC2 instance, and restore data from it.

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Clock icon Beginner
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon May 06, 2022

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create a Snapshot

    Create a snapshot of the existing volume attached to the instance.

  2. Challenge

    Create a New Volume

    Create a new EBS volume from the newly created snapshot.

  3. Challenge

    Remove the Important File

    Remove the important file from the /mnt directory.

  4. Challenge

    Restore the Important File

    Attach the new volume to the EC2 instance, mount the volume to /new_vol, and restore the important file.

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