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Amazon EBS Durability

According to this link: http://aws.amazon.com/ebs/details/#availabilityanddurability It said: Amazon EBS Snapshot can expect an annual failure rate (AFR) of between 0.1% – 0.5%, where failure ...
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Automate Amazon EBS Snapshot creation?

Once in a while I would go to http://aws.amazon.com/console and manually right click my EBS volume and create a snapshot. This is kind of tedious and I would forget sometimes. Is it possible to ...
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Efficient plan for backing up EC2 instance, EBS volumes and RDS DBs

I have an EBS-based EC2 instance (ebs_vol_1) which mounts and extra EBS volume (ebs_vol_2), and DB in RDS. Is tacking a snapshot of ebs_vol_1 & ebs_vol_2, enough for preventing data-loss? Is ...
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Automated snapshots of EBS-backed EC2 instance running Ubuntu

I'm running an EBS-backed instance which acts as a software development team's build server (running Jenkins and host of other services). The server is running Linux (latest Ubuntu from the official ...
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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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EC2 EBS AMI Instance stopping/restarting doesn't start services

I've recently been moving our instances to EBS instances (CentOS) and still have a bit of confusion on what's happening when I "stop" and instance. I have some of my services with runlevels 345 on but ...
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Detatch an EBS volume from one instance and attach to another [closed]

If I detatch an EBS volume from an EC2 instance and then attach it to another newly created EC2 instance, would that be okay? If it would work then would I need to install any libraries like PHP, ...
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Heartbleed testing tools do not recognize reissued certificates (PositiveSSL Wildcard + Amazon ELB)

In response to the Heartbleed news, I have upgraded OpenSSL on my production server and am now trying to reissue the SSL certificate. I am using a PositiveSSL Wildcard certificate on an Amazon ELB. I ...
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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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Adding EBS volume to Amazon EC2 server. Do I need to?

So I created a free-tier Amazon EC2 ubuntu 12.04 instance. I set up a LAMPP stack on it and use it for a couple of testing websites. Currently all the data is stored on the server itself, including ...
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How different is an Amazon EC2 RDS DB Instance different from the normal EC2 Instance?

How different is the Amazons RDS DB Instance different from The normal EC2 Instance other than the fact that RDS DB Instance has a Database server running on it? When an EC2 Instance goes down all ...
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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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MySQL Replication across two mounts on AWS Amazon Linux

Recently we took advantage of the SSD instance stores available on AWS. While these are great, they obviously get deleted when the instance dies. Obviously the performance of non Provision IOPS is ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Software RAID10 for later growth

I'm wondering what the best practice is for creating RAID10 in software on Linux with the ability to later grow by adding disks or expanding volumes underneath. I'm using EBS on Amazon, I want to ...
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EC2 AMI Image from a running instance vs. from a snapshot taken from a running instance

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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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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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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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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confused by iostat reporting striped mdadm more tps than aggregate volumes

I've got an mdadm striped device (/dev/md0) from /dev/sdm{1..4}. Here is an output of iostat 30 and then mdadm --detail on the mdadm device # iostat 30 Linux 2.6.32-309-ec2 (ip-xx-xx-xx-xx) ...
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installing glusterfs on amazon ec2

My drupal website running on Amazon EC2 cloud. My instances use S3 storage for dynamic files. But I realized that S3 is too slow and it may cause problems. I want to use glusterfs instead of S3. To ...
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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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What's the best way to increase the provisioned IOPS of an optimized EBS volume?

I can create a snapshot and then create a new volume with the increased IOPS with that snapshot. The question is if a faster way to do that exists.
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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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Use AWS ephemeral drives for SQL Server for redundancy/read-only/other live purposes

Are there any good uses for the ephemeral drives on AWS Windows instances when using SQL Server besides putting TempDB and the pagefile there? I'm wondering, for example, if one could replicate the ...
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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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Need to rebuild array from EBS volumes on AWS

I shutdown a bunch of instances on our AWS account as we're no longer developing for a product. After shutting down everything, before hitting the delete button on the EBS volumes, we decided we would ...
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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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MogileFS/GlusterFS/etc + Amazon EBS + Amazon EC2

I have a web application that serves binary files (images, etc). Our application runs on Amazon EC2. We were originally going to use Amazon S3 to store and serve these files, this is no longer an ...
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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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How do I mount an EBS root volume to a windows instance in Amazon EC2

So basically, I created a large windows server for development, and then I created a micro windows server for production. I set up everything how I wanted it on my development server, and then i ...
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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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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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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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Safe to Use an Amazon EBS Volume While Snapshot in Progress?

Is it safe to use an EBS volumne while a snapshot is being created? I've currently got a 100Gb EBS volume mounted. I am in the process of snapshotting it. Goodness it's slow!! It's going to end up ...
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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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Amazon EC2 Data Persistence

According to the Amazon EC2 FAQ, when an instance is terminated the data is gone. What steps can I take to preserve data in the event my instance is rebooted? I've been looking into EBS and S3 - would ...
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Shrinking Amazon EBS volume size

I have seen this answer for growing EBS volumes, but I would like to shrink one. The default Ubuntu Server images are 15 GB while I really need only 2 GB max (I use a different volume for data). Is ...
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Sync EC2 instances

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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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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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 ...