[Phpwm] OT: Run AWS EC2 image in Virtual Box
david at codepoets.co.uk
Mon Sep 5 15:02:19 UTC 2011
The EC2 .ami files are just normal filesystem's within a loopback file.
I'd expect them to boot from within VirtualBox - although you might need to fix the bootloader/bootsector etc.
From memory, I think EC2 is based on Xen, which might help when deciding how to spin up the instance file?
On 5 Sep 2011, at 15:42, Pete Graham wrote:
> Hello Everybody,
> Does anyone know if it's possible to copy an Amazon Web Services EC2
> image of a server back to a local machine and run it in Virtual Box?
> From research I can see that it's possible to do the reverse, take a
> Virtual Box image and migrate it to AWS, but I'm not sure if you can
> copy a live server setup to Virtual Box for development.
> I've recently taken over a project being hosted on AWS EC2. The
> project requires linux and a fair bit of custom configuration to run,
> so this seamed the best way to setup a dev environment (our
> development machines are Macs).
> I appreciate the this question isn't PHP related, are people ok with
> server infrastructure/hosting questions being discussed here? Is there
> a more appropriate list for this sort of thing? If there isn't then
> then maybe one should be created. I plan to post this on on
> http://serverfault.com/ too, but from my knowledge that's more
> question & answer compared to open ended discussion.
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