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This looks really simple! I was trying to figure out a way to do this, but instead of using dd, I was planning to use VSS to create a consistent point-in-time snapshot of the boot disk. I guess this approach should work too, provided nothing else is going on on the server at the time.

On a side not, the PDF has a clickable link to the Windows version of dd - the link actually goes to some internal Amazon address. It should be just http://www.chrysocome.net/dd.

Nikhil Dabas

Anthony

My situation was much the same as Nikhil's. I do like the approach presented in this article and will look out for more information regarding S3 to EBS in the future!

Anthony Daly CEO
UniversalConverter.net

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