AWS New EC2 Instance and EBS Storage
Posted on 2016-09-11
Our current web application stores files directly on the webserver. We've thought about migrating to S3, but at this point migrating from a traditional dedicated host to AWS it would lighten the load some to just use their EBS service.
So my question is, when spinning up a test instance I see that there is a root drive with 8 gigs of space by default. Can I just up that to 500 gigs and call it good? Or do I need to add another volume of an EBS and give it the 500 gigs? If the latter, my web app uploads files to the webserver currently under a /home/domain/public_html/uploads folder. If I attach a EBS volume vs use root do I need to config somehow so that my web app uploads to a different location or is all that configured?
If I just expand root volume is it also an EBS and is there any problem with doing that?