Topic: Amazon EC2 development image - huge storage requirements (and cost)
I've just received my bill for October from Amazon EC2 and I was suprised by the amount I was supposed to pay - I had only started Chumby development a few weeks ago but I already had $40 in storage costs for the Singapore region (where the NeTV image is located). That's storage for 285 GB/month!! ($0.14/GB/month).
I checked the EBS (Elastic Block Store) for that image and it showed 7 or 8 EBS snapshots, each taking 50 GB (fifty gigabytes)! It appears that instantiating the Chumby NeTV image also copied all these snapshots (although they are not used as far as I can tell), so even with no development taking place it costs between $49 and $56 per month just to store those 350-400 GB. I doubt that the development environment for the NeTV really needs 400 GB of data .
Could someone at Chumby look into it and remove the snapshots that are not needed?