You can take block volume snapshots for various reasons like for backup/restore, create golden images, create a custom image which will serve for future auto scaling launch templates and may be for disaster recovery purposes (We will see in a later post on how to take the incremental snapshots on regular intervals using Life cycle manager)
In this post we will cover how to take block volume snapshots and create a custom image from this snapshot.
Go to EBS Volumes and create snapshot:
It may take some time for the initial snapshot to complete based on the amount of size of storage volume
From the snapshots plane, go to actions and select "create Image", this will create a custom AMI based on the snapshot that we just took.
Now go to Images and you should see the image you just created in step-2
You can now launch a EC2 instance using the private image you just created.