Satya's blog - Backups on Amazon EC2

Aug 23 2010 00:28 Backups on Amazon EC2

If you like to rsync/rdiff your backups to an EBS volume on Amazon, this script will spin up a spot instance, attach the volume, run your backup, detach, and cleanup. A little bash knowledge and EC2 knowledge is required.

Original from (who seems to have got it from ) but I cleaned it up a bit... a lot. And I've added micro-instance support as of Sep 10 2010.

Update: Here's a script that'll snapshot a given volume, keeping N snapshots, deleting older ones.

Last updated: Sep 11 2010 00:04

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