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How to setup Amazon EC2 API on Linux Machine

OBJECTIVE

The objective of this how to is to enable the use of various command line tools of Amazon such as EC2 API, S3 API, Route53 API, etc.

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Cloud Linux Tips & Tutorials

Converting Amazon EC2 Instance-store instances to EBS instances

The biggest reason most of us switch from instance store to EBS backed instance is that S3 backed (instance-store) images are not persistent i.e. they can loose the changes when rebooted whereas EBS provides “block level storage volumes for use with Amazon EC2 instances.”.  The other basic differences are: