Saturday, April 28, 2018

Copy EC2 Instances from one account to another

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Overview

Recently one of our customers came up with a requirement to merge assets into one single AWS account, there are some other ways such AWS Organization to manage multiple AWS accounts but in this case, the requirement was clear to move EC2 instances from one account to another.

The solution to this requirement was quick straightforward and convenient from AWS. To summarize you need to do the following
  1. Obtain AWS account ID where you want to copy/move/migrate the EC2 instance 
  2. On source AWS account, create AMI from existing EC2 instance
  3. Grant access permissions on AMI to target AWS account
  4. Log in to target AWS account and launch a new EC2 instance from AMI
For a detailed solution with screenshots visit original post: https://datanextsolutions.com/blog/aws-how-to-copy-ec2-instances-to-another-account/

Cheers,
Zeeshan Baig