Lee Doughty

I'm Lee Doughty, Senior Cloud Systems Engineer at the Virginia Cyber Range and all-around geek for 20+ years.

Sparsification of AWS EBS Snapshot for Faster Initialization

By Lee Doughty |  Dec 31, 2018  | featured, aws

In short: This article will help you take an existing snapshot and reduce the initialiation time of dirty snapshots (snapshots that contain large amounts of deleted data) by removing the dirty blocks from your snapshot. Combined with a tool like fio or dd to read over the disk, your initialization times should be reduced.

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