Amazon now allows IAM roles to be attached to existing EC2 instances
Just wanted to dash off a quick note. Amazon Web Services announced last week that you can now add IAM roles to your existing EC2 instances. This means you won’t have to recreate an instance in order to attach a role - now, you can use my tutorial on sending backups of your EC2-hosted data to S3 on instances you’ve already created, and not just new instances.
Creating S3 backups of EC2 data in the AWS cloud
As part of my switch over to the AWS cloud and specifically EC2 after my physical server started having issues, I wanted to make sure that I had reliable, consistent backups. Amazon provides a great solution for this in the form of Amazon S3, a service that provides eleven 9’s of durability for stored data.