AWS – Encrypt the Data on Unencrypted EBS Volume

  • Stop the instance
  • Take snapshot of root volume
  • Make encrypted copy of snapshot
  • Create AMI using encrypted snapshot
  • Launch another instance using the new AMI

EC2 instance stopped , just click on Volumes 


Status still looks (in-use) because still attached to instance, select volumes => create snapshot

Select create snapshot on this window

Select snapshot , click on actions => copy

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