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Single ec2 instance with multiple mySQL databases on separate EBS volumes

I have a single ec2 instance on which I am running multiple separate wordpress sites. I want to store the database for each separate site on it's own mounted ebs volume, so that I can handle the db ...
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is there a maximum size limit on the root drive while creating a new EC2 instance? [closed]

say, if I setup a windows server 2012 instance, is there a maximum size limit on the C drive?
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Creating an EC2 AMI Image from a running instance vs. from a volume snapshot

I want to backup a Linux-based EC2 instance while it is running with no downtime, and then later on launch a new instance. (The instance is running a web server and Postgres database.) I found there ...
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Anyway to determine Amazon Machine Image (Creation Date)?

I am trying to see if anyone knows how to identify the creation date for Amazon Machine Image(s)? I have looked all through the documentation on the AWS site, and do not see anything. The only ...
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Backup EC2 instances

I found a lot of questions to this topic already, but I'm still not 100% sure what's the best approach to do so. The option I'd prefer is using EBS snapshots. The pros would be that I can spin up a ...
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How to restore a dd image to an EBS volume

I have a local dd image myimage.bin, which I want to use to create an AWS EBS volume. The only way I can figure out how to do this is to, 1) Launch an AWS instance 2) Create and attach an EBS ...
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Installing ElastiCache Cluster Client on PHP AWS Elastic Beanstalk (without creating resource)

Elastic Beanstalk does not, by default, install the ElastiCache Cluster Client PHP module. This is needed to connect to an ElastiCache node cluster. Reading around, most of the instructions relate to ...
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Root Device on SSD instance types. SSD vs EBS confusion

I have an AMI that was originally created from a t1.micro linux. The "Root Device Type" of this AMI is EBS (8 GB) and my web application software is "baked" into this root volume. Now I would like to ...
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How do I create a instance store backed AMI, from EBS backed AMI?

I was on to task of creating a new CentOS 6.4 AMI and started with CentOS market place image. To my surprise I found that CentOS has only released AMI's with EBS backed stored and there is no instance ...
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Snapshots - where are they running from?

I have an odd 'issue'. And I feel a little dumb asking. Just after Christmas, 2013, I added a cronjob on one of my EC2 instances to snapshot all of my EBS volumes that had a tag where backup=true, ...
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Any issues with filesystem-only backups on PostgreSQL?

I am running my DB server in amazon cloud, and I have the database files on a separate EBS volume. When it comes to backup/restore operations, I found it infinitely simpler to just do a ...
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Amazon EC2 - Can't connect to my Windows instance using a remote desktop client

Using Amazon EC2 I successfully launched a Windows Server 2012 instance. I was able to connect to it using a remote desktop client and configure it as needed. From the EC2 console I then selected ...
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Is it possible to have a spot instance mount a particular EBS volume as its root disk when started?

For example, in a scenario where you have an auto-scaling group of size 1 that launches a spot instance which continually uses the same root EBS volume.
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Best way remove old log without blocking cpu

I have 3 AWS EC2 machines, using each 500G of EBS storage. On them I have SolrCloud search engine running on Jetty, and serving lots of queries. In time the jetty logs have grwn hugely, up to ~200G in ...
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Point existing EBS to new EC2 instance

I have an EC2 instance running Ubuntu 11.04 with EBS attached, now I am planning to move to Amazon Linux AMI 2013.09.1 Can I just launch new instance and map existing EBS is that enough or is there ...
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Amazon ECS free tier pricing [closed]

A quick question, I have two volumes allocated with 30GB and 8GB of space. And now I just reviewed the report and am being charged for 2.756 GB-Mo of usage. Then I read that $0.00 per GB-month of ...
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How to calculate the required EBS PIOPS for our mongo server?

We want to use provisioned IOPS EBS volume on our mongo machines, I'm a bit confused on how to calculate the number of provisioned IOPS to use. Currently we're getting an average of 25 IOPS (read + ...
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Is it safe to snapshot an mdadm RAID with only xfs_freeze?

Is mdadm guaranteed (and trusted via experience) to be safe for taking snapshots with only an xfs_freeze? I have encountered vague warnings about mdadm still working in the background, thus making ...
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AWS: Best solution for syncing files across autoscaled EC2 instances?

I'm working on setting up autoscaling on EC2; Instances will be running a web app with big traffic spikes. The first solution I tried for syncing files across instances (since the web app will write ...
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Bootstrap not mounting EBS volume

I'm running the following when Bootstrapping an Ubuntu 12.04 EC2 instance: mkfs.ext4 /dev/xvdf mkdir /vol01 echo "/dev/xvdf /vol01 auto noatime 0 0" | tee –a /etc/fstab mount /vol01 It formats the ...
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How to make a Cent OS install as similar to an EC2 rhel based instance as possible?

I'm trying to setup vagrant to deploy locally, while we also want to deploy to elasticbeanstalk. So how can I make my local cent OS Vagrant VM as close to the Amazon EMI as possible? My co-worker ...
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Sync EC2 instances [closed]

I know many people have asked how to sync multiple ec2 instances and it seems the usual answer is to store all the assets in S3. Would this still make sense if the only thing I am trying to share ...
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Sharing an EC2/EBS RAID10 Array using NFS

I created a 10 disks RAID10 using EBS on AWS EC2 using mdadm on a ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS instance. Let's call this instance A. It works fine and I can create files and folders perfectly in the volume. I ...
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EC2 backup strategy, 2 EBS volumes

i've currently set up a Windows EC2 instance with MySQL installed on the root/C: drive, with the database files, logs, etc on another volume. Is it safe to use snapshots to back up the instance? My ...
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When EC2 instance goes down, how to bring up new machine with existing EBS volume?

We've got an app where customers upload data and documents to a number of EC2 instances. We store the uploads on EBS volumes. Occasionally our app will fail. Sometimes it's something in our app ...
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Can I use MongoDB with Amazon EC2 small instance?

I want to move my MongoDB from a virtual server to amazon web services. I know MongoDB provides a preconfigured AMI, with three provisioned EBS volumes. But this is only available for m1.large ...
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How can I add an ephemeral disk to an existing EC2 instance?

Six months ago I created an EC2 Instance with a Plesk license from the AWS Marketplace. Now I would like to add an ephemeral disk in order to put the temporal backup data generated by the Plesk. The ...
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Should I always partition a virtual drive?

This might seem like an odd question at first, but I was experimenting with an Amazon EC2 instance and forgot to partition an EBS drive under Linux. I discovered I could directly format it with a ...
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Amazong EBS showing unreal disk usage

I have an EBS of 8 GB and when I've checked my free space it says I'm using almost all of it: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda1 7.8G 7.2G 185M 98% / proc ...
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Host multiple ssl domains in amazon Ec2 instance

I need to install multiple ssl domains in my amazon ec2 instance.Amazon ec2 allows only one IP address so I decided to use load-balancers for each domains. Scenario : I host 4 domains in an ec2 ...
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Can i have 400 snapshots in Amazon Ec2 if they are incremental only

I want to know about snapshotting. Amazon says that they make Incremental backups Only charge for the data chnaged between snapshots Now my question is let us suppose the only data which change ...
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What is AVG I/O request for normal EC2 Instnace with web server on Amazon AWS

I have Amazon Ec2 instance with EBS Volume. Standard EBS Volumes are billed $0.10 per 1 million I/O requests Now I am not able to guess how much is the normal I/O request for normal server. and in ...
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Server Backup Strategy for Amazon EC2

Where and how should I backup my EC2 / EBS based snapshots OUTSIDE of EC2? EC2 provides a great product with their EBS based snapshots. However it is also a high risk point that someone could ...
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Amazon Ec2 Linux still shows old Volume size even after increasing

Initially i had EBS boot as AMI image with 10GB EBS volume. Then i created new 20Gb EBS volume and then attached that to old instance and booted Then i see that i still have 10GB mounted as ...
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Safe filesystem encryption using mdadm and cryptsetup in EC2

I need to safely store some encrypted information in EC2. For this purpose, I'd like to encrypt a filesystem on my EBS drives to ensure that third-parties won't be able to poke around in my data. ...
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Restore snapshot from other aws account?

I am new in this, so forgive my beginner question. I have an aws account which is currently in us-west-2c. It has a instance running, and also a couple of volumes which i made. I have multiple backups ...
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AWS loopback approach and mounting an EBS Volume

In order to deploy your appliance on AWS, I think the loopback approach is true IaaS and I am not in favor of installing my software on an existing AMI. I see a potential problem of using loopback ...
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ebs durability clarification

I am confused as to the durability of the EBS volumes on AWS. As an example, volumes that operate with 20 GB or less of modified data since their most recent Amazon EBS snapshot can expect an ...
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Swap space in EC2 m1.small & m1.medium

I have a customized AMI, and when I launch instance from this AMI, if I choose m1.small, I will have a 895MB swap space; when I choose m1.medium, I will have 0 swap space, why is that? If I want my ...
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Amazon EBS speed of volume-imaging hot vs offline?

Amazon permits you to image a hot volume -- one that is online and running. Does this come at a cost to image-speeds though? Will it image the volume substantially faster if you take the instance ...
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Disk Writes to Mounted EBS Volume Not Logged in Monitor

I have an EBS volume specifically dedicated to storing remote backups via rsync. This volume is attached and mounted to an EC2 instance. The user mediating backups has access to this volume via a ...
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expand the size of EBS volume in EC2 of AWS (Centos 6.3)

I have a Linux Centos instance with the following volume partitions: / - 5 GB /logs - /2 GB /data - 4 TB (4 volumes, each 1 TB). I would like to add more disk space (3 TB = 3 X 1TB volume) to my ...
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Some EBS devices have issues with ec2-attach-volume

While trying to attach a series of volumes to a set of devices, I have run into the following issue: Some of the devices get stuck in an "infinite" state of attachment. (I do not already have volumes ...
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EBS IOPS First Use Penalty with snapshot volumes

When creating a Provisioned IOPS EBS volume (or any EBS volumes for that matter) from a snapshot, are the "First Use Penalty” effects avoided? Are they only partially avoided (for the blocks that are ...
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Does taking EBS snapshots supposed to significantly slow down the performance of the EBS volume?

I'm trying to decide on the frequency of making snapshots. Is the AWS system designed in such a way that taking snapshots has a negligible effect on the performance of the volume, or can it ...
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Simple EC2 offline backup?

Scenario: A frustrated employee deletes all data from an AWS account. Valuable data: EBS volume of an EC2 machine based on Amazon's Linux AMI. What is a simple offline backup solution for the data? ...
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Replacing my ec2 root esb volume resulting in no SSH connectivity

I have 2 Amazon EC2 on demand instances running. Instance A - micro - Root Device = EBS backed Instance B - large - Root Device = EBS backed Both instance are accesible using SSH. Both instances ...
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Mount Amazon Volume?

I have a probably stupid question: why do my volumes not show up when I run "mount" (on Amazon) : I would expect my 3 volumes (/dev/xvda1; /dev/xvdf ; /dev/xcdg) to show up here and only the root ...
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Solutions for a growing Postgresql database on Amazon EC2?

I've been doing a lot of research into scaling issues on Amazon EC2, especially growing databases. I looked into how I can make the database more solid and sound (I use PostgreSQL). Many sources say ...
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Will my EC2 Spot Instance Volumes Die with the Instance?

Consider my high-CPU spot instance with five drives. Drive c: is the boot drive. Drive d: is an additional volume that I created and manually attached to the instance. Volumes e:, f:, g:, and h: are ...