How to determine if EC2 can be terminated or not


Trying to understand how to determine if a specific EC2 instance can be terminated without impacting my app. Thank you!

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To determine if a specific EC2 instance can be safely terminated without affecting your app:

  1. Identify the instance and check its role and services.
  2. Review CloudWatch metrics for usage patterns.
  3. Ensure proper health checks and load balancing.
  4. Backup critical data and implement redundancy.
  5. Test termination in a non-production environment.
  6. Consider Auto Scaling Groups for smoother termination.
  7. Communicate with your team and document dependencies.
  8. Have a rollback plan in case of issues.
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