How to migrate an Amazon instance to a different region?

  • Log in to the AWS Management Console.
  • Select your instance and then select the "Create Image" option in the "Actions" menu.

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

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  • 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.

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You will now be able to launch a new instance with the image in the new region.·