Create Snapshot of the GigaVUE‑FM Instance

You must create a snapshot of the volume of the existing version (dev/sdb) of the GigaVUE‑FM instance. Snapshots capture data that are written to your Amazon EBS volume at the time the snapshot is taken. This excludes any data that are cached by any applications or the operating system.

To create a snapshot:

1.   Select the GigaVUE‑FM instance and click the Description tab.
2. Scroll down and locate Block Devices.
3. Click the /dev/sdb link. The Block Device dialog box is displayed with the volume ID link.
4. In the Block Device dialog box, click the volume ID link. The Volumes page is displayed.
5. Click Actions and select Create Snapshot.

The Create Snapshot dialog box is displayed.

6. In the Create Snapshot dialog box, enter the following information:

Table 1: Fields for Creating a Snapshot




The name of the snapshot.


The description of the snapshot.

7. Click Create. It will take several minutes for the snapshot to be created.

Note:  Make a note of the snapshot ID. This snapshot ID will be used to find the snapshot and add the volume while upgrading the GigaVUE‑FM instance.