AMI of Hibernate Instance versus AMI of Shut Down Instance.

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If I snapshot (AMI) an instance that is shut down versus If I snapshot (AMI) an instance that is in Hibernate state - What is the difference between the two AMIs?

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The differences between Hibernate and stop are as per the following documentation.
The major difference is whether the memory state is saved or not.
https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/ec2-instance-lifecycle.html#lifecycle-differences

It is not recommended to take snapshots with Hibernate.
Basically, when creating a snapshot, it is better to take it while the system is stopped.
https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/instance-hibernate-limitations.html

If you create a snapshot or AMI from an instance that is hibernated or has hibernation enabled, you might not be able to connect to a new instance that is launched from the AMI or from an AMI that was created from the snapshot.

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