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New Post 9/25/2009 9:36 PM
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  Walker
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EC2 - Modifying an existing AMI 

Boot an instance of the image you wish to modify.

Copy your private key (the keypair you use to login to the server) and your server certificate (downloadable as the x509 cert from your access identifiers page) to the instance you just booted.  Put them in the /mnt directory so that they will not get copied into the modified AMI image.

mkdir /mnt/ami

ec2-bundle-vol -d /mnt/ami -k /mnt/privatekey.pem -c /mnt/servercert.pem -u <your AWS user id> 

ec2-upload-bundle -b <your AWS bucket for storing the image> -m /mnt/ami/image.manifest.xml -a <your public access key> -s <your secret access key>

ec2-register <AWS bucket where you stored the image>/image.manifest.xml

or choose register AMI on the AWS console and fill in the path to the manifest file.

Walker
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