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Eden Jose
Eden Jose

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Attaching multiple EBS volumes to the same EC2 instance

Just a short note. I created three EBS volumes to be used for my storage labs in Linux. I was going to attach them all at the same time to a single instance but the Attach volume is greyed out in the Actions tab.

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However, if you mark them one by one, the Attach volume can be selected.

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Summary

  • Multiple EBS volumes can be deleted at the same time
  • Multiple EBS volumes can be attached to the same instance, but only one at a time
  • Snapshots can be created for multiple volumes simultaneously

P.S.

  • AWS frequently changes their UI and functionalities so they may allow attaching volumes simultaneously in the future.
  • Also, this is just trivial matter since this probably won't matter if the volumes and instances are spun up in an automated way

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