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Windows EBS Volume from snapshot at instance launch is OFFLINE

Using Powershell launching a Server 2012 R2 machine. I can launch an instance from the stock Server 2012R2 AMI with a defined new EBS volume for d: drive, and upon boot, is online, and works fine. ...
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AWS EC2 - Will I maintain SSH access launching an instance from an EBS-backed AMI?

I'm using an Ubuntu machine with Amazon's EC2 service. I've taken an EBS-backed AMI of this computer. If my current instance shuts down, when I launch an instance from the saved AMI, will I ...
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Setup of high-end web server and DB server cluster on Amazon EC2: Is this how it's done?

Amazon is so technical, I want to confirm that my understanding is correct. We have a large 500 GB database. (OrientDB.) We will have it mirrored to one another in the same Availability Zone. We ...
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Using ec2-import-volume with vhd already in S3

I have a vhd file that is already existing in my s3 bucket. I want to mount this as ssd/ebs backed storage on an AMI that I spin up later. I read that you can upload a vhd using ec2-import-volume to ...
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What happens when I delete the first of several AWS EBS snapshots?

On http://aws.amazon.com/ebs/pricing/ it says: "EBS Snapshots [...] For the first snapshot of a volume, Amazon EBS saves a full copy of your data to Amazon S3. For each incremental snapshot, only ...
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Do several EBS drives really improve overall disk throughput?

On m3.xlarge instance (EBS Optimized – True) : There are two EBS disks: /mnt/data0, /mnt/data1 Single dd: dd bs=1M count=1024 if=/dev/zero of=/mnt/data0/test conv=fdatasync 1024+0 records in ...
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How to select snapshot for root EBS volume

I have a custom AMI, with a corresponding EBS snapshot, made some time earlier. Recently, I have decided to create a newer EBS snapshot to reflect some software updates. Then I wanted to submit a spot ...
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AWS give Apache permission to write to different EBS volume

I have an EC2 instance that is running Apache and my website (php files) is also on that EC2 instance. Website users will be able to upload and download files and I would like to store (user uploaded) ...
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Backing up an EC2 EBS Windows volume offline

I would like to backup offline a Windows EC2 EBS Volume, i.e. on my computer and not in the cloud. Note I can stop the instance and detach the EBS volume if needed. Is it at all possible with Amazon's ...
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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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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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No primordial pool in 2012R2 on AWS with EBS disks

I'm trying to experiment with storage pools on Amazon's new 2012R2 AMI. I've created several EBS volumes and attached them to the instance. In the Server Manager I brought them online and ...
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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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Can I use ZFS to replicate (fast) EC2 instance store to (slow) EBS store?

I love the idea of using SSD EBS instance stores as L2ARC and ZIL for a zpool backed by EBS. Going further (and into more dangerous territory), could I instead create a zpool mirror with the 2 ...
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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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Can't mount bin/iso image from AWS import/export service

A client sent a 2 TB drive to AWSs import/export service; AWS put it in an S3 bucket in two chunks. I catted the two chunks together as an iso file, and tried to mount it, using the directions listed ...
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The disk that shows up on AWS EC2 instance - where is it coming from (among the AWS EBS volumes)?

I have a running AWS EC2 instance (Ubuntu 12.04.4 LTS). When I ssh into that instance and do a 'df -h', I see the following: Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/xvda1 99G ...
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how do I find out what part of my ec2 storage is ephemeral

This may be a silly question, excuse my ignorance. I have an instance running like this: Does Root Device : EBS mean my entire system is on EBS? I've configured apache and a perl app here, all my ...
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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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Backup Mongodb on EC2 through EBS snapshots - timing issue

I'm following this guidance http://docs.mongodb.org/ecosystem/tutorial/backup-and-restore-mongodb-on-amazon-ec2/ I have 4 EBS 1000 IOPS volumes assigned to instance These 4 volumes through MDADM ...
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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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Selecting an EBS Volume as Root for EC2 instance

When launching an EC2 instance you have the option to select storage for your system but it seems to automatically choose a root volume for you. Is there a way to choose a root volume from among your ...
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Monitor AWS EC2 volume capacity

I have a EC2 Ubuntu server instance with a 15GB volume, running a web service. The web service is logging to date-formatted files which are pruned after 7 days. The load on the server is still low, ...
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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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Convert Windows Amazon EBS Instance backed to EBS

I've come across plenty of how-to's for this that deal with Linux (and back in 2010 when not all tools were available on the EC2 web interface) but none that deal with Windows (that work). I've tried ...
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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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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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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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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, ...