When User Data Scripts Are Not Enough, Create a New Image
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I have been using AWS with Terraform to provision my development instance on AWS cloud. When I wanted to configure dotfiles, change SSH port and configure some cron jobs, I hit a bottleneck. I literally was not able to do those tasks with user scripts because they had no effect. That was the time when creating custom image of the distro came into my mind.