Posted On: Nov 16, 2022

Starting today, you can now store and restore up to 5 TB Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) to and from an Amazon S3 bucket, compared to 1 TB prior, enabling storing and transferring of larger AMIs between partitions.

By storing and restoring an AMI using S3 buckets, you can copy AMIs from one Amazon Web Services partition to another. You can also make archival copies of AMIs by storing them in an S3 bucket.

The higher limit is reflected in your account automatically and you do not have to take any action. This feature is now available in all Amazon Web Services Regions, including Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) region, operated by Sinnet, and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) region, operated by NWCD. To learn more about increased limits for AMI Store and Restore, please visit our documentation.