Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) are disk images of an operating system used to launch AWS EC2 instances.

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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 ...
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Need help with setting up MS-SQL on EC2

I have a large MS-SQL database that i need to send to the aws cloud. The issue is how do i persist my sql data and how to setup MS-SQL cluster using windows AMI. The real issue is that for ...
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Re-bundle (or update) an EC2 AMI?

I have bundled an AMI that I'm fairly satisfied with. However I know that eventually I'll need to modify it (e.g. for Debian security updates or to update other system software that I have in the ...
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Storing EC2server images in bucket “subfolders”

I am creating an AMI (Amazon EC2 server image) for all the servers I'm working on. Every server image is separated into some dozens of tar files: Splitting ...