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Fast EC2 micro AMI which can enable graphical remote logon?

I am currently using Natty_FreeNx_RubyRails (ami-6754970e) and it can be a little slow when browsing simple websites remotely. Before going to a 'small' instance, I would like to know if we can ...
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upgrade to nginx 1.0 on Amazon Linux EC2 Instance

I've noticed that the official Amazon repos only host nginx 0.8 which is now considered a legacy release. Short of manually compiling from source what must I do to upgrade to the stable 1.0 version of ...
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Easiest way to show Maintenance page during EC2 instance down time

I need to perform some maintenance, which involves down-times of my EC2 production server. I would like to serve some user friendly Maintenance page meanwhile. The easiest solution, I was able to ...
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Amazon EC2 instance-reboot on EBS backed instances

I received notification that many of my EC2 instances will be rebooted for scheduled maintenance. They are scheduled for an "instance-reboot," which makes sense because most of my instances are S3 ...
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Why does 'aptitude safe-upgrade' cause Ubuntu's boot to hang on “Waiting for root file system”?

I launched an Ubuntu EBS instance on Amazon EC2 using the Ubuntu's very own latest AMI for 10.04 Lucid, ami-ad36fbc4` After getting the instance up, I ran the command sudo aptitude safe-upgrade ...
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Changing MySQL Data Directory on EC2

I have an EC2 instance set up and I'm trying to move the MySQL data directory to mounted storage. The default data directory is: /opt/bitnami/mysql/data I've copied that directory entirely to ...
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Decreasing Root Disk Size of an “EBS Boot” AMI on EC2

So I have followed Eric's wonderful article here: http://alestic.com/2009/12/ec2-ebs-boot-resize This was the code basically that helped me increase the default size of the AMI: ec2-run-sintances ...
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What happen to the fee when an EC2 Reserved AMI is updated?

Is there a way to update an AMI instead of creating a new one? The reason I ask is that, I would like to convert my current EC2 Instance to Reserved Instance in order to get a lot of discount. But ...
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Root user on Ubuntu 11.10 AMI?

I am new to linux, so this may be a very simple question. I have created a modified ami using the ubuntu 11.10 as a starting point. All of the tutorials I have found say that to save an instance you ...
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Launching AWS Windows instance from snapshots?

I have a Windows-based Amazon EC2 instance with an EBS drive as the root device. Is it possible to launch a copy of this instance without creating an AMI - for instance, from a snapshot of the C: ...
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How do I clone a running EBS Backed AMI

Basically, I am trying to start an Amazon micro instance, install Java, Tomcat, MySQL and a few other things, then save a snapshot of the instance so that I can start many like it later on. After ...
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Wowza on EC2 Set up and Questions

I have a wowza instance installed and running on EC2, but I can't find the keypair file. I am trying to install another wowza instance on a different aws account. I have the following questions, I'd ...
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Convert Amazon AMI to VMware image

How can I convert an amazon ami image to a vmware image I can run locally in vmware player?
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Amazon EC2 as Google App Engine proxy

I want to run a micro instance on EC2 that will serve as a proxy server for my GAE app. I found this article on how to run it on ami-ad7e2ee8: ...
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Need to scale an Amazon EC2 instance (but JUST the storage, not the CPU)

I currently have this image: High-CPU Extra Large Instance (Amazon Linux AMI) 7 GB of memory 20 EC2 Compute Units (8 virtual cores with 2.5 EC2 Compute Units each) 1690 GB of instance storage 64-bit ...
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attached volumes do not appear in /dev

I have a server at amazon ec2. I used the following AMI to install Ubuntu 11.04 64 bit: ami-1aad5273 it uses ebs root device type. I use elastifox plugin installed on firefox 7. when I go to ...
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Are AWS EC2 AMIs automatically shared as community AMIs?

I have an EBS-backed instance of a Windows server running under EC2. When I make an AMI from this instance, the new AMI appears under "My AMIs" as expected, but I notice it also appears in the ...
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Easy way to convert custom 32-bit AMI into 64-bit one?

I have customised (EBS-backed) AMI for running a demo version of an application of ours. (The AMI contains Ubuntu 11.04 with a Tomcat & MySQL setup for the app itself, and Jenkins for easy ...
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EC2: can I provide default startup scripts to erase sensitive data in my AMI?

I'm trying to use EC2 to provide an easy-to-use way to bootstrap a hard-to-build web application. Trouble is, there is some sensitive configuration on the filesystem, such as password salts. I've ...
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How to recreate a working AMI from recovery snapshot after Aug 8 outage?

After Amazon's Aug 8 outage, all (EBS based) AMIs stopped working for many users. This is due to corruption of some sectors in snapshots that the AMIs are based on. However, Amazon created recovery ...
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AWS - Backup Medium AMI -i686 Unsupported

I have created backups of AMIs for AWS in the past, but I have a medium instance that is causing me troubles. When I run uname -m, I get -i686 When I run the full command with this value, I get an ...
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how to downgrade Perl to 5.8.8?

I have Amazon instance (Amazon Linux AMI release 2011.02.1.1 (beta),2.6.35.11-83.9.amzn1.i686) and I want to downgrade Perl Version from v5.10.1 to v5.8.8, but when compile perl 5.8.8 I got this ...
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Is it possible to obtain a copy of Amazon Linux for use outside AWS

How difficult (if at all possible) would it be run a copy of Amazon Linux on a private physical server or hypervisor (Virtualbox/KVM) ? (I am thinking something based in a office/home) I realise it ...
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Which AMI to to use for Java/Tomcat/MySQL in Amazon EC2?

I originally posted this on stackoverflow.com and it was suggested serverfault.com might be a better place to ask this question. So here goes: I'm trying to determine which Amazon Machine Image ...
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Installing Mono on Amazon Linux AMI

I am trying to setup an Amazon EC2 AMI (details) with Mono 2.8.2 on it by following this guide. I've run into a couple of issues with it. Issue One I get a Permission Denied error When I try to do ...
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resolv.conf cache behavior difference? Centos 5.6 vs AMZN Linux

Machine 1: Centos 5.6 AMI Machine 2: Amazon Linux AMI Beta I changed resolv.conf on both to get around an apparent DNS hiccup/lag last week, by appending 'nameserver 8.8.8.8' to the file. The CentOS ...
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How do I create an instance store based AMI from an EBS instance?

To give a background, I need about 10 instance replicas for a research purpose. So, here is what i do: I have an EBS based EC2 instance as master instance where i do all the development. Create an ...
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How do you create a SimpleDB on Amazon EC2?

Where exactly could I start creating a SimpleDB, I will be using PHP as the client. I can't find it anywhere on the AWS console.
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Building nginx 1.0.4 on Amazon EC2 micro - perl and python problems

I'd like to run nginx as a reverse proxy with apache2 on my EC2 micro instance. yum install nginx gives me nginx-0.8.53-1.2.amzn1.x86_64.rpm The current nginx is 1.0.4 I found and followed this ...
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EC2 instance stops responding after reboot

I have created a private AMI from the image I had running from my other EC2 instance. When I create the instance using that private AMI, it boots up fine but when I restart the newly created instance, ...
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What is the Windows equivalent of CloudInit for initialization of Amazon EC2 instances?

Is there a way to hook into the first-boot process of a new Windows Amazon EC2 instance to run initialization scripts? We would like to automate the setup of our instances without resorting to ...
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How do I install Wine on Amazon Linux AMI?

I am trying to install Wine on Amazon Linux AMI. First I did: sudo yum install wine It said "No wine package available." Then I did the following: sudo rpm -Uvh ...
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Convert Amazon AMI to Eucalyptus EMI

What are the steps to convert an Amazon EBS backed AMI to an Eucalyptus EMI? Can we even do that? What are the steps to convert an Amazon instance store AMI to an Eucalyptus EMI?
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Amazon Linux vs. Ubuntu for Amazon EC2

I'm setting up my first website on Amazon EC2, and I'm trying to decide which distro to use. I've used Redhat and CentOS in the past, but I have no bias towards any system, I just want to use whatever ...
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Amazon EC2 terminology - AMI vs. EBS vs. Snapshot vs. Volume

I have been poking around Amazon EC2, and am a little confused on some of the terminology. Specifically with regard to AMI, snapshots and volumes, and an EBS Please correct me if I am wrong, or fill ...
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create an ebs micro instance from ami for large one

I have a running large instance (with ephemeral storage), and I need to run several copies on micro instances (with ebs storage) for development / testing purposes. What is the simplest way?
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Converting from 32-bit Linux to 64-bit LInux — Amazon Web Services EC2 cloud server — Import AMI

My client would like to upgrade from our current development 32-bit server to a much larger server running on a 64 bit platform. I'd very much so like to just import a snapshot of my current server's ...
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When I Re-Bundle An AMI On Amazone EC2 - Can Anybody Access It?

Are all re-bundled AMIs available to the public? What is this about "public" and "private" AMIs? And why so much worry about leaving "your keys" on the AMI after re-bundling? Is it safe to create an ...
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Why Can I Not Create A Micro Instance Of My Newly Created AMI?

I started with a 64 bit version of Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic server edition. (using a micro instance on Amazon EC2, costing less than $0.01 per hour) I added GNOME desktop to it and NX server. I re-bundled ...
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Installing sqlite gem fails on AWS Linux instance with sqlite-devel libraries installed

I'm running an instance built off ami-595a0a1c. I am trying to install the sqlite3 (or sqlite) gem and it's failing with the below error: $ sudo gem install sqlite3 Building native extensions. This ...
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EC2 AMI, does it mean state or just the program files and OS?

I was wondering if creating an EC2 AMI backup, which means taking a snapshot would just save the OS, along with its settings or say, if a program were running and during that I take an EC2 AMI ...
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Is there a place to get popular AMIs for Amazon EC2?

Amazon has a list of public AMIs: http://aws.amazon.com/amis But this list is sorted by date, not popularity, so it's practically useless for finding good AMIs, unless you know in advance what ...
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How to make an ec2 ami work on Xen on Debian

We are creating a cloud app and have Debian on which we create a customized image and upload it to the Amazon EC2. After uploading it to the cloud we made some more customizations and are trying to ...
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How to create a new public AMI for windows with a random password?

I am trying to make a windows 2008 AMI that is a nice clean 64bit starter pack (IIS, SQL express, ASP.NET MVC, etc...) I would like to make it a public AMI when its done. There in lies the problem. I ...
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Opensource RightScale-like EC2 deployment management [closed]

Does anyone know if there are any solid opensource alternatives to RightScale for EC2 deployment+maintenance management? Basically what I'm looking for is: Script based AMI deployment and ...
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How can I run the Ubuntu EC2 AMI images locally?

I've downloaded the Amazon Ubuntu EC2 AMI images (from http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/10.04/release/) and I am trying to run it locally on my linux desktop. Is it possible to run the AMI using ...
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Which AMI should I use as a base for a Django application?

I'm starting development of a Django application, on Amazon's Web Services. I'm looking to build an instance that will serve the Django. I don't have much experience with such things, having only ...
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CentOS, Amazon EC2, and EBS AMI

How do you go about finding the most "accepted" image for Amazon which allows you to store it as an EBS image. Specifically I'm looking for a CentOS image.
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Need to create an AMI from a running AWS instance (windows)

Is it possible to create an AMI from an EBS backed windows instance without disruption of service? When i click on the "create instance" selection from the instance actions menu, will it pause my ...
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Where to get domu images for quick deployment

I'm looking for a place where I can get prebuilt xen domu images like the readymade AMI's that amazon provides for quick deployment, but freely available to integrate into non EC2 environments. Do ...