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$0 empty in script when run by cronjob

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 RA values for a RAID 10 array over 4 EBS PIOPS volumes?

tl;dr - What are the proper RA values for the different EBS PIOPS volumes in a RAID 10 array ? And 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 ...
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EC2 connectivity with EBS

I am new to AWS this might sound like a weird question.My question is when I try to create a new EBS volume and try to attach it with running EC2 instance,The connectivity between two(EC2 instance --> ...
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what happens if a file is modified while it is being copied over the network?

A bit of background... We run Redis on several EC2 machines running the Amazon Linux distro (seems to be based on Centos to me) and currently utilize both the RDB and AOF backups. These files are ...
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Windows spot instance with permanent storage

I'm a noob, since I started using AWS yesterday, and windows today after 14 years. But I have a decent experience with linux servers. I built an app which needs a windows environment to run some ...
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Is S3 a proper choice to keep live linux user home directories?

We are building an RDP cluster using Amazon EC2/S3. Users' home directories are on S3 (single bucket) and all EC2 nodes mount the same S3 bucket using S3FS. Each EC2 node uses the appropriate home ...
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Trouble creating ext4 filesystem when trying to mount EBS volume on AWS instance

I'm trying to mount an EBS volume on my AWS instance. Following Amazon's instructions, I get the following error when running sudo mkfs -t ext4 /dev/xvdf: Allocating group tables: done ...
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Packer with amazon-ebs VS amazon-instance

I am looking into using Packer to generate some of our VMs, and I have been working thorough the example here. When I try to run the packer build command I get the following error: ==> amazon-ebs: ...
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EC2 websites & RDS databases backup

We have some Amazon EC2 machines on which different websites are working, and their database is being pulled from RDS-MySQL, I know for machine I can have images as backup and for RDP-MySQL it has ...
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EC2 volumes & partitioning

With Amazon EC2 CentOS 7 HVM community image machine just thinking for volumes & partitioning. Would it not be good that I create default 8GB volume sda for root device for all operating system ...
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CentOS 7 mount ebs thorugh systemd unit

CentOS 7 HVM community image is not mounting the drive if as recommended we do it via rc.local(since doing it via /etc/fstab entry may halt the machine and make it not reachable if any issue occurs in ...
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EBS volume mount point should be disk or partition

With community CentOS 7 HVM image, after adding another EBS volume to my EC2 instance, lsblk command shows this NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT xvda 202:0 0 8G 0 disk -xvda1 ...
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Is there anything I can do to speed up snapshot speeds?

I have 3 SSD EBS volumes mounted to my database server. The main data volume is 10TB, the journal volume is 1TB, and a 3rd volume is 100GB. When I take a snapshot of the 3 volumes, the 1TB journal ...
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attached volume of a FreeBSD amazon ec2 instance does not show up

I have followed the steps in the documentation, created a new EBS volume and attached it to the instance (I only have one). I rebooted and tried shutdown/start, but the device does not show up inside ...
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Change the root EBS device of AWS EC2 instance

I changed the root device of my AWS ec2 instance and now I can't log in, I get: Permission denied (publickey) The new ebs I changed to was also a bootable volume. Then I created another instance ...
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Attach a volume and set internal IP on boot

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 based NFS server AMI wrapped with a Launch Configuration and an Auto Scaling Group of just a single instance (min/max/req). This is just to make sure that if the server goes ...
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ephemeral storage of Amazon EC2 instance

I have created new ec2 (m3-large) instance on Amazon with root partition 80GB.But mnt partition it automatically mounted with 30 GB. Will the ephemeral storage be charged ?
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Launch new EC2 instance with a specified EBS volume attached

I would like to launch an EC2 instance using the python boto library, with a previously created EBS volume attached (in addition to the root volume). After connecting, I look up the volume by its ...
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ec2 instance showing garbled name root ebs duplicate

I'm following the introduction instructions here: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/EC2_GetStarted.html When I add an EBS volume, I see something garbled when checking on the EC2 ...