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Re: Debian 10 Buster AWS AMI

On Sat, Jul 20, 2019 at 11:26:38PM +0300, Mustafa Akdemir wrote:
>    Can i use Debian GNU/Linux 9 (Stretch) AMI by upgrading to Debian
>    GNU/Linux 10 (Buster) for Wordpress web site server until Debian GNU/Linux
>    10 (Buster) AMI will be published. May it cause any problem by upgrading
>    Debian GNU/Linux 9 (Stretch) AMI?

Hi Mustafa.

Upgrading an instance from stretch to buster should be essentially the
same as any other stretch->buster upgrade.

If desired, you can also create your own AMIs from scratch using the
same FAI configs that the cloud team uses to generate the official
images. In that case, the resulting image will be essentially
indistinguishable from the official ones, except they'll be owned by
your account. The steps to do this are:

install fai-server, fai-config, and fai-setup-storage (>= 5.7) and

Clone the FAI configs from https://salsa.debian.org/cloud-team/debian-cloud-images.git

Generate an image using:
    /usr/sbin/fai-diskimage --verbose --hostname debian \
    --size 8G --cspace /path/to/debian_cloud_images/build/fai_config \

Then write the resulting /tmp/image.raw file to a dedicated 8 GB EBS
volume with:
# dd if=/tmp/image.raw of=/dev/FOO bs=512k

Then register the EBS volume as an AMI using the 'aws ec2
register-image' command from the awscli package. Be sure to enable
EnaSupport and SriovNetSupport. You may find the wrapper script at
convenient. This script is used in the publication of the stretch AMIs,
but not the buster AMIs. The process is essentially the same, though.


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