I ran into problems with my AWS Lightsail instance: it exceeded the CPU burst quota for too long and was suspended, and I couldn't figure out how to un-suspend it.
I had a snapshot of the hard drive and I wanted to recover the data from it. This ended up taking far longer than I expected - I imagine there's a better way of doing this but here's how I solved it.
Short version: I migrated the snapshot to EC2, then launched an EC2 instance and mounted that snapshot as an EBS volume.
Long version (because I had to figure out a lot of steps along the way):
/dev/sdbwith the snapshot identifier I found in the previous step. I started this instance with a keypair so I could SSH into it.
scp(with the keypair) to copy off the data
I hadn't worked with EBS before so this took some figuring out. My instance was configured with
/dev/sdb as an EBS volume. I confirmed that the data was accessible like so:
[ec2-user@ip-172-31-26-179 dev]$ sudo file -s /dev/xvdb /dev/xvdb: x86 boot sector; partition 1: ID=0x83, active, starthead 32, startsector 2048, 167770079 sectors, code offset 0x63
Then I created a
/data directory and mounted the volume:
[ec2-user@ip-172-31-26-179 dev]$ sudo mkdir /data [ec2-user@ip-172-31-26-179 dev]$ sudo mount /dev/xvdb1 /data
I actually tried
sudo mount /dev/xvdb /data first and got a
mount: /data: wrong fs type error - this StackOverflow answer helped me solve that.
Created 2021-01-16T13:07:24-08:00 · Edit