I have an Amazon Web Service EC2 virtual server large type. Now I want to downgrade it to small type. I want to keep the hard disk information but just download the configure of the server. The main reason is to save a few bucks. How can I do this?
I think I should:
- stop the current instance.
- detach the volume from the current instance.
- terminate the instance.
- recreate a new small-type instance from scratch.
- attach the volume to the small-type instance.
I am not sure whether this is the correct way to do the downgrade or they have some formal way to do it. I tried to look up from the doc but couldn't find anything useful. I think someone here must be able to help me