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Which is more cost effective: Amazon EC2 snapshot or AMI?

I have an EBS based Amazon EC2 instance (m4.xlarge) up and running. This one, say example has been in use for a while and is in a state that we would like to have for all our future instances. Which ...
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How to convert a unencrypted EBS to be encrypted

I have a number of older EBS volumes that are not encrypted. In satisfying new corporate security measures, all data needs to be "encrypted at rest" so I need to convert all of the volumes to be ...
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AWS Encrypted EBS Boot Volumes for Windows Instances

Is it possible to create an encrypted ebs boot volume for a windows ec2 instance? This AWS example shows how to copy an unencrypted boot volume, creating an encrypted boot volume: aws ec2 copy-image ...
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How can I copy an AMI between regions in AWS?

We are having difficulty copying an AMI we have created in our California VPC to our Oregon VPC as the AKI and ARI are not available in Oregon. The AKI/ARI we are using in California are as follows. ...
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How to take EBS Volume snapshot and store to S3 Reduced Redundancy?

By default, EBS Volume snapshots on AWS are stored to S3 Standard storage. I would like to figure out how to direct those snapshots to Reduced Redundancy storage instead. I've been trudging through ...
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Poor I/O performance on EBS optimized r3.xlarge instance with Windows 2012 R2

I launched a new server with SQL 2012 R2 on a Windows 2012R2 instance sized to r3.xlarge, with EBS-optimized turned on. I've got three attached EBS drives (GP2), all sized at 1 TB each (3000/IPOS ...
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How do I view the RDS_ prefixed environment variables in AWS ElasticBeanstalk?

If you set up RDS with ElasticBeanstalk how can you go into the box (via eb ssh) and view the environment variables that are set when you apply RDS to your EB Instance? Amazon automatically sets up ...
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Improving I/O rates for EBS snapshot backed volumes

I'm working with a system that takes a set of 42 rotating daily EBS snapshots of each of its numerous (40) volumes for disaster recovery purposes. EBS volumes are aggregated into a RAID volume. A set ...
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amazon ecs freeing space on docker storage

I'm trying to cleanup space on docker EBS for Amazon ECS instance. On ECS docker is using separate partition to store all his FS layers: [ec2-user@]$ sudo lvs LV VG Attr LSize ...
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AWS: How can we avoid EBS outages on a constantly updating ec2 files (ie, not a static AMI)

Recently we experienced Ec2 downtime due to AWS EAST outages. I was told that only RDS allows "multi-az" failover, and they have no plans for that feature for EBS storage. So the question is now: ...
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Wordpress - images not syncing in AWS EBS

I think I know the answer, but I'd like to confirm. I've a 2-servers load balancer that's hosting a Wordpress website. When the content managers create new content, specially IMAGES: intermittently ...
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Copying an EBS Snapshot to S3 for low-cost storage

Goal: Be able to copy an EBS snapshot to S3 and have it be treated like an arbitrary object that I could download to a local on-prem machine if I so wished. I understand that EBS Snapshots are ...
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I/O issue with AWS server

Currently we have a number of Amazon AWS c3.large setups and I'm trying to figure out the bottle neck. The load is very high on most of them during our peak periods. It looks to be high disk ...
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amazon RDS vs automated snapshot

Hello running a wordpress website and I want to know If I need an RDS instance. I am curious because RDS has automated backups but It's also possible to add a script to run an Automated snapshot.
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Backing up website that uses amazon ec2 and RDS as database

Hello I'm currently using Amazon ec2 instance to run a wordpress website OS is amazon linux AMI and I'm using RDS as my database I need to back up my website without downtime is that possible? RDS ...
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Benefits of moving MySQL to its own SSD on AWS EBS

When using hardware (rather than virtualization), there is a clear benefit in using a 200 GB disk for MySQL and a 200 GB disk for content. But due to the way AWS works, is there actually any potential ...
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Can't delete AWS snapshot - refers to instance ID that doesn't exist

I have a snapshot in AWS Oregon I can't deleted. When I try it says Snapshot is in use by AMI ami-d2d83cxx I've checked every region, I have no instance with that ID. I used to run in the Sydney ...
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$0 empty in script when run by cronjob [duplicate]

I am trying to setup automated backups for an AWS EBS volume and using https://github.com/colinbjohnson/aws-missing-tools/tree/master/ec2-automate-backup to do so. The backup script used is the ...
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How to configure Apache to serve default Index.html file stored on attached AWS EBS volume?

I have a AWS EC2 Linux VM with Apache installed, and my requirement to configure Apache so that the default Index.html file served is the one from the attached EBS volume (where I have already stored ...
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Simple MongoDB EBS Backup Scheme

Can I get by with standard EBS snapshots to back up my small MongoDB replica set? I have a 3-member MongoDB replica set (~2GiB of data across several databases). I don't anticipate it to grow ...
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What are the proper Readahead values for a RAID 10 array over 4 EBS PIOPS volumes?

tl;dr - What are the proper readahead values for the different EBS PIOPS volumes in a RAID 10 array ? What about the RAID 10 physical and logical volumes themselves ? What about the chunk size of the ...
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Differentiating between volume, snapshot and understanding Stop

I am not very clear in the difference between a Volume and a Snapshot. When a new instance is created, it automatically creates a snapshotID like snap-ad8e61t8 in Volume under Elastic Block Store but ...
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Not able to ssh into server after mounting users home on other ebs volume [closed]

I have a server which has a low storage problem. What i want is to mount the user ec2-user's home directory that is /home/ec2-user to another attached storage drive which is available at /dev/xvdk and ...
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AWS EC2: EBS snapshot without reboot in read only context it is safe (consistent)?

I have a Windows Server 2012 R2 EC2 instance on AWS platform, with 2 EBS volume attached, the first (C:) for Windows SO (root volume) and the second (D:) for static file storage served by http server. ...
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AWS Windows EC2 instance: daily EBS snapshot without downtime

I have one "Windows Server 2008" instance on "Amazon AWS EC2" with two "EBS-volumes" attached: D:\, E:\. I want to schedule a daily snapshot of only D:\ "EBS-volume" to "s3 bucket" so that we have ...
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EC2 Disk space not utilized fully

I have an EC2 instance. While launching i tried with disk storage space, like 16 GB. In AWS console i see a new EBS volume been created of 16 GB and gets attached. When i log into machine i can see ...
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Choosing the right storage when hosting MongoDB on EC2

I'm setting up a MongoDB cluster on Amazon EC2 instances and the documentation says... ...for best performance we recommend separate volumes for data files, the journal, and the log. Each has ...
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How do I use cloud-init to configure an AWS EBS volume at first boot?

Cloud-init provides the disk_setup, fs_setup and mounts modules to partition, format and mount a volume to a virtual machine, however these options remain undocumented at both ...
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Changing AWS Instance Type and Retaining HTTPS Binding

I have an AWS EC2 instance with an of type t2.micro. I wish to change the instance type to m3.medium without losing the bindings that I have set up within IIS. I currently have a binding for HTTPS. ...
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ec2 volume and data

I am new to EC2 and following their tutorial. I created a t2.medium server and would like to install java/tomcat/mongodb. I read in Best Practices "Use separate Amazon EBS volumes for the ...
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Error while mounting /dev/md0 on aws instance

I created an instance with 16 EBS volume in AWS. Then I created RAID and mounted to one of the directory and loaded some data. I detached the volumes and terminated the instance. Again I created an ...
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Windows backup VS Volume snapshot

I have an EBS volume mounted as secondary volume on an EC2 . I want to back up data on the C drive (WEB application user document attachements ) of the EC2 instance : 1) Run a regular windows ...
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Reduce EBS root device size

I want to reduce the size of the root volume of a Windows server EC2 instance . 1) Stop the running instance (instance 1) 2) Detach its root EBS device 3) Create new instance with any volume ...
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Detaching an EBS secondary volume

I am using an instance that has an EBS volume attached to it . This volume is used as secondary volume ( mounted to xvdf ) . So usually to detach the volume i go to volume section of the AWS EC2 ...
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Expanding C drive on amazon webservice

I am trying to expand the C disk size ( size is 50 GB) of a windows instance on amazon ec2 . I create an ami from the running instance . Then i created new instance using the new ami . while ...
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EBS vs SSD definition

I am confused about the EBS and SSD choice while creating an instance . while choosing instance parameters (Step 2) you will see 2 options in the column Instance Storage (GB) : EBS only or SSD . ...
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Amazon EC2 EBS storage reliability

We run a bunch of Ubuntu instances on Amazon EC2 and over the last two months we've observed a few of them becoming unresponsive and unreachable. No SSH, no ping responses, etc. Eventually rebooting ...
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AWS RDP Windows Black Screen

I searched and found a few somewhat related issue. Here't the story. We have Windows 2012 r2 in an AD domain. We enlarged the C drive of the primary and secondary AD servers and all went well. We then ...
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HTTPS showing blank page on EC2 Amazon Ubuntu server

I have a big problem trying to solve for more than two week and still nothing. I installed the certificate on the server which is working properly and in response I received this response ...
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AWS EBS snapshots - encrypt snapshots of unencrypted volumes?

Is it possible to encrypt an EBS snapshot of an unencrypted volume? Or is encryption -- or lack of encryption -- a binary thing for volumes and their snapshots? Example: Is this scenario possible? ...
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Why is grub not booting from 2nd drive? - boot info says “no valid partition table found”

My volumes look like this /dev/xvda1: LABEL="cloudimg-rootfs" UUID="d4f2aafc-946a-4514-930d-4c45e676f198" TYPE="ext4" /dev/xvdf1: LABEL="permaroot" UUID="afb7e502-ad08-4d6a-8701-2c05863f958e" ...
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Trouble understanding AWS storage for Bitnami ownCloud instance

I launched an ownCloud instance using a Bitnami image from here https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B0093DDSFE on clicking through the "Continue" button, you see the next screen shown it the ...
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rsnapshot vs EC2 EBS Snapshot

Question What are the pros and cons of using rsnapshot [on a live drive] to a separate EBS volume vs using Amazon's EBS snapshot on a live drive? Background I just moved a small single server from ...
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auto-attach EBS volume to a Spot instance

I need some persistent storage across spot terminations. My approach to solve the problem is Write a startup script that attaches and mounts the persistent volume Snapshot this state and register ...
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ec2 create-image will it backup attached ebs volumes?

$aws ec2 create-image --instance-id xxx --name yyy --description "zzzz" --no-reboot This created AMI image of EC2 instance but did not created extra attached volume's snapshot ! So is there any ...
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EC2 Booting an EBS-backed AMI instance gives a kernel panic

TLDR: I'm trying to create an EBS-backed AMI instance and then pivot to it using Busybox but I get a kernel panic: VFS: Mounted root (ext3 filesystem) readonly. Freeing unused kernel memory: ...
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Impossible to connect to EC2 instance after mountpoint (connection refused)

I tried three times today to reduce my EBS volume following some tutorials that I found on internet. It's a secondary volume, not the root one. Everything seems to work fine until I stop the machine ...
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Best way to change instance type in AWS EC2?

What is the best way to change an instance type that is behind an AWS EC2 load balancer? Example: change from m3.medium to t2.small.
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Automated Daily/Hourly EBS Snapshots From EC2 Management Console?

Does anyone know if it's possible to automate the creation of EBS snapshots from the online EC2 Management console (Say every day or every hour) and then tell it how long to keep them (Pruning them)? ...
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AWS EC2 snapshots - how long should they be retained? [closed]

How long should daily EBS-backed EC2 snapshots be retained? We're using ec2-automate-backup to backup (daily) two EBS volumes - OS and data - pertaining to a web application. If I've understood, in ...