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Copy AMI Images Between AWS Accounts

Amazon announced the ability to copy AMI images between AWS accounts. More information about the announcement can be seen here:

https://aws.amazon.com/about-aws/whats-new/2015/12/enhancements-to-the-amazon-machine-images-amy-copy-service/

Copying your AMI images can be a valuable tool:

  • Make an extra copy of your images in another account to prevent complete data loss in the event of an account breach, as happened to Code Spaces.
  • Copy your images between production and development accounts

Today, we have added support for the copying of AMI images to some of Skeddly’s actions:

  • Create AMI Image - Once the AMI image has been completed, it can be copied to another region and/or to another AWS account
  • Create Multiple AMI Images - Once the AMI images have been completed, they can be copied to another region and/or to another AWS account
  • Copy AMI Images - Mass copy your AMI images between regions and/or between accounts

Skeddly handles everything required to copy the images including setting and revoking necessary permissions on the images and snapshots.

Try It Today

Backup your EC2 instances with a complete image workflow:

  1. Discover your EC2 instances to backup
  2. Create the AMI images
  3. Tag the AMI images for cost allocation and cataloging
  4. Copy the AMI images to other regions and accounts for disaster recovery
  5. Delete old AMI images and snapshots

Sign-up for our 30 day free trial or sign-in to your Skeddly account to get started today.