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AWS: Shutdown to snapshot?

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Do I need to shutdown my EC2 AWS VM in order to snapshot it or can I have a good, reliable, re-useable snapshot creating it "on the fly", without shutting down?
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depends on the activity of the server. If there are a lot of file handles open and a lot of disk IO going on, then it is advisable to shutdown.  


Assuming that you want it for private AMI creation and not for backup, shutdown and restart are done by default but can be overridden.

http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/creating-an-ami.html
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