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Create AMI from EC2 Image

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# vim /root/bin/


# @Purpose Creates an image (AMI) of the given EC2 instance
# @Background Meant to be run as a cronjob. Requires that awscli is installed. Assumes that the
# instance running this command has the permission ec2:CreateImage assigned via IAM.
# @Usage: ec2-create-image <instance-id>

DATE=$(date +%Y-%m-%d_%H-%M)
AMI_NAME="WordPress Backup - $DATE"
AMI_DESCRIPTION="WordPress Backup - $DATE"

printf "Requesting AMI for instance $1...\n"
aws ec2 create-image --instance-id $1 --name "$AMI_NAME" --description "$AMI_DESCRIPTION" --no-reboot

if [ $? -eq 0 ]; then
 printf "AMI request complete!\n"

# /root/bin/ i-0b84b3b0de37cce1a >> /root/log/crontab.log 2>&1

# aws ec2 deregister-image --image-id i-0b84b3b0de37cce1a