Shrink/Reduce Your Windows AMI’s in AWS

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Introduction A few days ago I came across the following question from one of my clients: "As a part of our CI/CD process we use AWS AMI's to provision servers dynamically to run our tests. However we realize that some of those AMI's are larger than we need, causing unnecessary expenses and increasing the provisioning time. How can we reduce the existent AMI's sizes?"   The Problem Larger AMI's volumes sizes Production AMI'S used in several production processes Create new AMI's from scratch is not an option   The Solution Create an EC2 instance from the AMI (the target instance) Create an EC2 Linux instance (the worker instance) Stop the target...
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