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Tue Jun 11 2024

Terminating a AWS EC2 Instance #devops #aws

If the Instance is no longer in use and has been stopped, it is necessary to proceed with terminate the Instance. This step ensures that we free up resources, reduce potential security risks, and maintain a clean and efficient infrastructure.


  1. Take a Snapshot of the EBS Volume: ◦ It is best practice to take a snapshot of the EBS volume as a backup before decommissioning the service.
  2. Verify Terraform Management: ◦ Check if the service is managed by Terraform.
  3. Terminate the Instance