Dear Amazon EC2 Customer,
We have important news about your account. EC2 has detected degradation of the underlying hardware hosting one or more of your Amazon EC2 instances in the sa-east-1 region. Due to this degradation, your instance(s) could already be unreachable. Running instances will be stopped or terminated after 12:00AM UTC on 2015-02-27. The affected instances are listed below:
You can see more information on your instances that are scheduled for retirement in the AWS Management Console (https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/v...-east-1#Events
How does this affect you?
* If your instance’s root device is an instance store volume, the instance will be terminated after the specified retirement date. When the instance is terminated, all data stored on the instance store will be deleted and can’t be recovered. Depending on the nature of the hardware degradation, you may be able to connect to your instance and migrate any data from instance store volumes. Unfortunately, in the case of disk failure the instance store data cannot be recovered.
* If your instance's root device is an EBS volume, the instance will be stopped after the retirement date, and you can start it again at any time.
In either case, since EC2 instance store volumes are physically attached to the host computer, any data on these volumes will be lost when the instance is stopped or terminated.
To check whether your instance’s root device is an instance store or EBS volume, go to the AWS Management console (https://console.aws.amazon.com/ec2/h...-1#s=Instances
), select your instance, and view the Root device type information in the details pane.