[ec2-beta] Automated bundling?

Jeff Koftinoff jeffk at jdkoftinoff.com
Fri Jan 30 20:54:06 GMT 2009

I just went through this yesterday.  I haven't looked into the  
vmbuilder solution, but I was able to successfully take an ubuntu  
image running on ec2, boot from it, install the ec2 scripts, and run a  
script like this "snapshot-ec2.sh" script:

#! /bin/bash


ec2-bundle-vol -k $EC2_KEY -c $EC2_CERT -u $AWS_ACCOUNT -s $SIZE -p  
"$PREFIX" -e /tmp
ec2-upload-bundle -b $PREFIX.$DOMAIN -m /tmp/$PREFIX.manifest.xml -d / 
ec2-register-image $PREFIX.$DOMAIN/$PREFIX.manifest.xml

The I set the environment variables EC2_KEY EC2_CERT AWS_ACCOUNT  

and run

./snapshot-ec2.sh myubuntu jdkoftinoff.com 8192

and it uploaded and registered an ami image. With the aws web command  
console I was able to see the new image and start it up.

jeff koftinoff

On 2009-Jan-30, at 12:47 PM, James Wyatt wrote:

> Hello,
> Just a suggestion for dev efforts. The biggest barrier for a lot of  
> ec2 users is bundling their own AMIs. Automating this would greatly  
> reduce the technical expertise required to effectively use ec2.
> Jim Wyatt
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