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EC2 Snapshot

Should i shutdown the EC2 before creating the snapshot in this scenario where i want to encrypt a non-encrypted volume and create a new image from this snapshot?

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You can do a snapshot on a running instance but it could affect its performance. Also have to consider if it’s doing a lot of disk read/write operations. If possible, it’s usually a good idea to stop the instance and then do a snapshot.


That’s what i figured cause he had mentioned that in a previous video. Thanks.

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