Elastic Block Store (EBS) provides EC2 instances access to persistent disk in a filesystem. EBS is fast (much faster than S3), and does not have the same limitations surrounding access and naming that S3 has.
- To create an EBS volume click on the EC2 tab in the AWS console, click on the Volumes link in the Navigation section, and then click on the Create Volume button.
- The first thing you will notice in the Create Volume dialog is that you must select an Availability Zone. This is because EBS volumes are locked to a particular availability zone and cannot be accessed in any other zone from an EC2 instance.
- Leave the Snapshot field blank for the moment and click on create.
- The Volume will appear with a ...