Register a Snapshot as an Image

A snapshot is a block level storage volume that is created by copying an existing volume and is backed by persistent storage. You can register a snapshot as an image if it the snapshot was created from a volume containing a root file system. Once registered, this image can then be used to launch EBS-backed instances.

  1. Enter a name for the image in the Name text box.
  2. Enter a description for the image in the Description text box.
  3. Click the Register button.
  4. Select the Delete on terminate checkbox if you want the image to delete on termination.
  5. Select the Register as a Windows OS image checkbox if you're registering a Windows image.
  6. Click the Register as Image button.