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What will happen to my EBS data when autoscaling my EC2 instance?

I have various websites hosted on 1 same single EC2 instance so far. In the root EBS volume of such instance I have: Codes and files of the websites which change every hour if not every minute Apache ...
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Ephemeral Amazon disc mounted in /tmp

I would like to know what do you think about mounting the ephemeral disc in /tmp when using Ubuntu in AWS.
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Upload Files to Amazon AWS

I am new to Amazon AWS and fairly new to Web hosting in general. I previously used Bluehost for web hosting, but my company is switching to AWS. I'm wondering what the best practices are for uploading ...
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EC2 Reserved Instances - Currently have micro what to do now?

I have been running with 2 micro on demand instances. I now want to convert one of the servers to a small instance. I have purchased a Windows small reserved instance in us-east-1b and it is now ...
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Which AWS features are EBS backed?

I recently read an article AWS: The good, the bad and ugly, which mentioned that they've moved off of all EBS backed AWS features. What features are explicity (EBS backed EC2 instances) or implicitly ...
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When I mount an XFS snapshot that was frozen, do I need to unfreeze it?

I'm snapshotting an XFS EBS volume, freezing it first. When I mount the snapshot as a new volume on a different instance will I need to unfreeze the volume before it can be used, or will it not be ...
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Do EC2 EBS provisioned iops volumes set an iops cap, not just a minimum?

I've been testing AWS EC2 with EBS optimized instances using EBS provisioned IOPS volumes in the hopes of finding out just how much better they perform in reality. I'm confused by the results and was ...
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Problems migrating an EBS backed instance over AWS Regions

Note: I asked this question on the EC2 forums too but haven't received any love there. Hopefully the ServerFault community will be more awesome. The new AWS Sydney region opening up is something that ...
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How to update an EBS AMI's snapshot?

I have an AMI that I use for my rails web servers. This AMI using an EBS Snapshot to launch with the basics all ready for production. I now need to update some configuration settings on web servers ...
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How to load balance when database and application running on same instance in Amazon EC2

I have the situation where I am running my application and Postgresql database on same Ec2 instance. Data of Postgresql gets saved on another EBS Volume different from the Root volume of the instance. ...
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Auto-Attach EBS-volume to a New Spot Instance?

I am experimenting with EC2 spot instances, and am needing some data to be retained between terminations. Now as I understand it, when the current price goes above my max. bid, it will be ...
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Database modularity with EBS volumes

I would like to add modularity to my websites on EC2 instances by encapsulating the site files and the mysql files in their own EBS volumes. The end result that I'm going for is the ability to quickly ...
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Creating a snapshot of an attached EBS volume is not working

I'm trying to create a snapshot of an 8GB volume attached to another instance whose device is named sdh5. I originally created this volume myself and mounted it as an ext4 filesystem. Now I'm trying ...
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Amazon EC2 - Does the 160GB drive charges for IOPS? [closed]

If I buy a Standard Small EC2 instance, it comes with a 160GB. But does this 160GB drive is an EBS drive? Or simply storage for the OS... And also am I charged for the IOPS on that 160GB drive?
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How to upgrade a single instance's size without downtime

I'm afraid there may not be a way to do this since we're not load balancing, but I'd like to know if there is any way to upgrade an EC2 EBS backed instance to a larger size without downtime. First of ...
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Storage (EBS) attached to my EC2 instance reporting files on two devices at once

I have on EC2 instance with two attached EBS drives. One drive /dev/sda1 is mounted on / The second /dev/sda2 is mounted on /var2 So here's what's strange. Whenever I add any files to /var2 the it ...
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Creating an AMI from an EC2 instance with mounted volumes

I have an EBS-backed instance with a 2nd mounted volume (I followed the steps in Eric's Article) I then created an AMI from that instance, and ran an instance from that AMI. That 2nd instance then ...
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How does AWS Provisioned IOPS EBS volumes compare to dedicated disk [closed]

In the past, no one can answer the performance difference as they are not well documented. Now AWS offer Provisioned IOPS EBS volumes Let say you now you buy 1000 IOPS, how does this value compare ...
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Command does not execute in crontab while command itself works just fine

I have this script from Colin Johnson on Github - https://github.com/colinbjohnson/aws-missing-tools/tree/master/ec2-automate-backup It seems great. I have modified it to send email to myself every ...
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Installing Windows Server 2012 Preview on an Amazon EC2 instance

Is there any way of doing a clean install on an Amazon EC2 instance. I have the bootable installation media stored in an EBS volume. How can I boot from that volume? And do I have to use an automated ...
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Need a recommendation for shared storage on auto-scaling ec2 w/ scalr

I have come across so many answers to this question that I am completely lost! I am moving our 2 sites to a load balanced ec2 system with scalr as our cloud manager. Now the question is coming up ...
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Where to put script that backs up root EBS volume using snapshot

I have this awesome python script obtained from http://aws-musings.com/manage-ebs-snapshots-with-a-python-script/ I would like to back up the root EBS volume of my EC2 instances into EBS snapshots. ...
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Autoscaling EBS volumes

I've had a quick look for metrics in Cloudwatch and couldn't see anything but forgive me if I missed it. I would like to know if it's possible to watch and EBS volume and add more when it is nearing ...
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Backup script for Windows AMI

I just want to know what could you recommend a script to backup Windows server? I tried to use the normal Amazon API command line stated below and it’s working fine. However, when I restore the ...
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Amazon EC2 EBS volume scheduled backup/snapshots using puppet / similar tools

I am not a Linux admin, although I wish I was, and I have seen these questions Amazon EC2 Backup Strategy Amazon EC2 + EBS:: Regular backup plan? Simple Backup Strategy for Amazon EC2 instances / ...
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Getting 'Stale NFS file handle' when Mounting Amazon EBS Drive/Volume

I had some issues this morning with an EC2 instance so I stopped it and changed it's type and it seemed to unmount one of my drives. Now, I can't mount anything, including freshly created, attached ...
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How can I make an AMI mount the same volume when it initializes?

This is for a database (Postgre) VM, whose data is stored on a separate EBS volume. Can I make it so that the same EBS volume is mounted automatically (this is assuming that no other instance is using ...
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Are there measurable benefits to running XFS on EC2

I am looking at creating a PostgreSQL database image (to run on Amazon EC2) and I have heard good things about XFS. However, since ultimately you are running in a VM, the gain of XFS on EC2 might ...
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How can I create multiple identical AWS EC2 server instances with large amounts of persistent data?

I have a CPU-intensive data-processing application that I want to run across many (~100,000) input files. The application needs a large (~20GB) data file in order to run. What I would like to do is ...
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Amazon EBS for web site files

I'm new to the Amazon EC2/EBS system. I'm trying to figure out the "best practice" for hosting a web application (php, ASP.NET, etc.). The way I see it, I have 2 options: Have the instance hold my ...
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EBS full device confusion

I have a 500GB EBS device (/dev/xvdf) mounted to /vol and all data on the box seems to be writing to /vol correctly (see du output below). For some reason /dev/xvda1 is totally full. Any idea what's ...
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High mysql server load, sar output

I have a MySQL Server that should be performing better than it seems to be. We're running ubuntu on a Amazon Cluster Compute (cc1.4xlarge) Linux ip-10-0-1-60 3.2.0-25-virtual #40-Ubuntu SMP Wed May ...
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Amazon EC2 root defaults on EBS

I'm trying to understand why when launching a new instance Amazon defaults to EBS (8gb root) instead of instance storage. Why do they sell instance storage then if it's not used also to boot the base ...
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Is it safe to mount an EBS drive at /mnt/some_name and reboot my EC2 instance?

From what I've seen online everyone seems to mount additional EBS drives at /mnt/some_name. However /mnt is the mount point of the instance's ephemeral storage and this gets lost when the instance is ...
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Increase size of mount point

I created an EBS volume (100GB) from a snapshot (10GB), but when I attach the volume to an instance and mount it as /vol, then I check with df -h, I see that /vol has size of 10GB although it's a ...
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Encrypting Amazon EBS Snapshots

Would love it if someone could help me out with this: The setup is a distributed LAMP architecture hosted on Amazon EC2 instances. MySQL Percona. We use Amazon's EBS snapshots for backups. We have ...
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Why is my AWS instance not reachable?

Yesterday, I created a new instance but I cannot connect to it. Tried pinging it from my computer, online ping sites etc but it is just not reachable. In the AWS console. everything seems to be ...
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EC2 drive not EBS volume size

I have an EC2 instance which I created a 500GB EBS volume for. Unfortunately, the EC2 instance shows only 8GB available. I have only one drive, which is right. [root@ip-10-244-134-250 ~]# ls -la ...
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Can't mount after EBS snapshot and restore on Ubuntu 12.04

I'm trying to backup and restore an EBS volume on EC2. So this is what I'm doing: ec2-create-snapshot <ebs volume> -d <snapshot name> ec2-create-volume --snapshot <snapshot code> -z ...
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MySQL in amazon AWS: backup and disaster recovery - EBS snapshots v/s RDS

I will be uploading a web application to amazon ec2 instance in the next couple of weeks. I am using : windows server 2008 r2 64 bit as an amazon instance along with a 30 GB EBS. The only confusion i ...
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Switching EBS snapshot between multiple EC2 instances?

I currently have a micro-tier EC2 instance, and several snapshots of my drive. I'm running compilations that are taking a long time on the micro instance. I was wondering, is it feasible to shutdown ...
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Setting up Subdomains within Amazon AWS Elastic Beanstalk

I'm trying to setup an application within Amazon's Elastic Beanstalk, and I'd like to use a subdomain for part of the application. Ideally, that subdomain would be mapped to a folder within the ...
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Disk doesn't contain a valid partition table

I was running a m1.small instance ec2 ubuntu instance. I was running out of disk space, so I upgraded my instance to medium. When I upgraded I actually got 429.5 GB of space and after that I added 10 ...
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Create Windows AMI with instance storage

I have a business use case and workflow where local/instance/ephemeral storage for an EC2 instance is ideal. Unfortunately I'm coupled to a Windows platform for this particular task and the EC2 ...
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Mysql failed to Start Ubuntu 12.04 EC2

I followed this http://quarkgluon.com/tutorials/MySQL-on-Ubuntu-Lucid-with-EBS-Drive-EC2/ tutorial to move my existing MySQL installation form root EBS volume to new EBS volume everything just go fine ...
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How to move Mdadm RAID drive (EBS based) to different AWS Instance

We have a media-rich web application that is hosted on AWS. We have several Web Servers and we have an NFS server. On the NFS server (Linux server) we have several EBS volumes that are mounted and ...
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Starting a Amazon EC2 Free Tier with Ubuntu and Django [closed]

I'm planning to begin a Django project that may (or may not) grow to be a pretty big thing. So I wanted to start out well: buy my public DNS (not sure yet if with Google Apps or any other domain ...
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why does and EBS volumes mounted in an Ubuntu 12.04 EC2 instance as /dev/sdh1 appear as /dev/xvdh1?

When mounting an EBS volume on ubuntu specified as /dev/sdh1 it actually mounts it at /dev/xvdh1. The aws console still thinks it's mounted at /dev/sdh1 so it took a while to realize that it was ...
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Why do you need to specify the kernel ID when launching and instance from an AMI?

To my understanding the AMI contains all the files of the system, including compiled kernel. When you create an AMI from a snapshot you can specify the kernel ID (ex aki-*). Why then do you need to ...
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Amazon EBS : Is it flexible and expandable or is it a static disk

I just started the journey into cloud and my choice was Amazon. The free tier was very cool so i opted for this stuff. In the free tier there was a free storage of 30Gb (EBS), so i made a EBS Volume ...