Chapter 8. Storing your data on hard drives: EBS and instance store
This chapter covers
- Attaching network storage to your EC2 instance
- Using the instance store of your EC2 instance
- Backing up your block-level storage
- Testing and tweaking the performance of your block-level storage
- Instance storage versus network-attached storage
Block-level storage with a disk file system (FAT32, NTFS, ext3, ext4, XFS, and so on) can be used to store files as you do on a personal computer. A block is a sequence of bytes and the smallest addressable unit. The OS is the intermediary between the application that wants to access files and the underlying file system and block-level storage. The disk file system manages where (at what block address) your files ...