Copy Ec2 Amis

Today I learned how to copy aws EC2 amis between regions usin aws CLI.

aws ec2 copy-image --name "{}" --source-image-id "{}" --source-region "{}" --region "{}"

--name is for the name of the ami in the new region, and --region is for the destination region.

I used it to migrate a bunch of amis from a region to another

from subprocess import Popen, PIPE
import json
import mysql.connector

def kebab(name):
    return name.lower().replace('_', '-').replace(' ', '-')

mydb = mysql.connector.connect(
  host="localhost",
  user="user",
  passwd="password",
  database="database"
)

c = mydb.cursor()
c2 = mydb.cursor()

c.execute("SELECT * FROM aws_images")

results = c.fetchall()

for i, result in enumerate(results):
    name = kebab(result[2]) if result[2] else "unnamed-{}".format(i)
    ami = result[8]

    try:
        cmd = 'aws ec2 copy-image --name "{}" --source-image-id "{}" --source-region "us-east-2" --region "eu-west-1"'.format(name, ami)
        stream = json.loads(Popen(cmd, shell=True, stdout=PIPE).stdout.read())
        new_img = stream['ImageId']

        cmd = 'UPDATE aws_images SET ami_id="{}" WHERE id={}'.format(new_img, result[0])
        c2.execute(cmd)

        print("changed {} with {}\n{}".format(ami, new_img,'-'*15))
    except Exception as e:
        print(e)
        continue

mydb.commit()

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