Modify the AWS instance region

  • Log in to the AWS Management Console.

  • If required, use the region selector in the top right corner to switch to the region where your instance was launched.

  • Select your instance and then select the “Create Image” option in the “Actions” menu.

    Create an AMI from an instance

  • Specify the name for the new image and then click the “Create Image” button.

    Set AMI details

  • From the “AMIs” menu in the navigation panel, select the new image and select the “Copy AMI” option in the “Actions” menu.

  • Specify the new region in the resulting dialog window and click the “Copy AMI” button.

    Copy the AMI into a different region

You will now be able to launch a new instance with the image in the new region. Follow the steps below:

  • In the top menu of the EC2 dashboard, select the region where you have copied the AMI. You will see the list of the available AMIs for that region.

  • Select the image you have copied from the list and click “Actions -> Launch”:

    Launch AMI in the new region

  • Choose the instance type and click “Review and Launch” for finishing the process.

    Review and launch AMI in the new region

Last modification July 24, 2019