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Is it “safe” to create a AMI image from a running EBS instance with another EBS attached to it?

I have an EBS backed AMI up and running and another EBS attached and mounted as a persistant storage device. Is it safe for me to create an a new AMI image (via the AWS Management UI) while the ...
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How to architect my application on AWS cloud?

I am plannig to port an e-exam app on the aws cloud. I have decided to use a ELB, EC2 instances. But i am confused on wether to use a MYSQL DB server on amazon instance or to go for amazon RDS? Also ...
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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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Amazon EC2 - Not able to find / mount EBS volume partition

I have a linux instance to which a ebs volumne of 20GB has been attached. The web-console volume page shows: 20 GiB gp2 snap-b3a87xyz in-use i-cd5b9999 (myinstance):/dev/sda1 (attached) The ...
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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 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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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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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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Disk/EBS volume that is part of an Raid0 drive suddenly becoming unreadable/unavailable

We have a 4 x 100gig EBS volumes used as dynamic disks in a raid 0 (striped) drive attached to a Windows2008 R2 Datacentre 64bit Amazon EC2 instance. This all works fine, except we have had 3 ...
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How to change switch to a different root partition

I am using AWS EC2 instance with Ubuntu 10.04 installed on it. I start with the instace which has its root partition at /dev/sda1. Later I want to attch a new EBS volume at /dev/sdb1 and want to get ...
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Amazon EC2: Not able to login(RDP) to Instance after migrating root ebs volume.

I am trying to access my windows instance but I am unable to login (RDP) into it. What I have done is I have taken up a snapshot of a root EBS volume and attached that to newly launched instance. The ...
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How to figure out which EC2 instance an EBS Volume went with?

I discovered a few unattached, mystery EBS volumes in my AWS Console. I suspect these are leftovers from some test EC2 instances I had that I may have not noticed were NOT set to delete the volume ...
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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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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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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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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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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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EC2 Volume “In use” but no attachment information

I have an EBS volume that is showing as "In Use" in the console, but the attachment field is blank. ec2-describe-volumes shows the same information, while ec2-describe-volume-status throws an ...
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Terminate EC2 instance and not root EBS (Attached root EBS to new instance)

I have created an instance running ubuntu os. Now I need to change the OS from ubuntu to cent OS. For that I need set the "deleteOn Termination" flag as false to attach it to the new instance. I used ...
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How exactly does one store SQL Server on an attached EBS volume? EC2

I have an EBS backed EC2 instance, I've heard it's good to store your SQL on another attached EBS volume for "sustain many more random IOPS than instance disks (good for typical workloads) and ...
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defining EBS volume size to use with glusterfs

I'm trying to build a glusterfs network file system on Amazon EC2. I trying to define EBS Volume size. I'm planning to use 2 x 12Gb volumes at the begining stage and then add extra volumes in the ...
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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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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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Amazon EC2 EBS - can't locate data?

I'm having troubles understand Elastic Block Storage... Last month I set up my first EC2 instance, I know that I will eventually use EC2 for my production site. I grabbed the Ubuntu official AMI ...
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What can go wrong with dmsetup suspend / resume?

I have a backup procedure for ec2 instances with lvm spanned volumes that does the following: 1) ssh to the box as root using an ssh forced command to dmsetup suspend the spanned volume. 2) take an ...
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Using a link to a crontab file located elsewhere than /etc/crontab (Debian)

I have an EC2 instance in AWS. As you know, if my instance crashes I lose all data located in the local EC2 hard drive. Of course I have an EBS for my data, but /etc is located in the ...
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Mounting an attached EBS volume to a EBS based instance on Amazon EC2

I have an old Fedora 8 server running on instance store. I just built a Fedora 12 server that is on EBS. Now I know this may be redundant since my new Fedora 12 instance is on EBS, I would like for ...
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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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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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Can't create/write to file '/mnt/temp/something' (Errcode: 13)

I changed the tmp directory of the mysql configuration to a mounted disk and on service mysql restart I get following error: Can't create/write to file '/mnt/temp/something' (Errcode: 13) To my ...
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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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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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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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How can I store the Postgresql data on the EBS Volumes and not on the Root Volume?

My PostgreSQL database is currently stored in the cloud. Normally, when creating a PostgreSQL database, all the data is stored on the root volume of the EC2 instance. How can I make sure all the ...
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market place EBS volume as secondary device

I managed to lock myself out on AWS marketplace centos 6.3 server. It seems to be a permission issue (SELinux) and needs some reconfiguration. I was going to mount the root drive of the problematic ...
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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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How to Purge old EBS backups?

Anyone knows of a good way to automatically purge old EBS snapshots? We have a cron script backing up the whole instance from inside, via EC2 API snapshots, but the snapshots tend to accumulate. I ...
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Unable to create partition utilizing all sectors on an AWS EC2 instance with EBS volume

I am working on an AWS EC2 instance. I have attached an EBS volume from other instance to this machine. I want to expand root partition on the volume. I am using gdisk. Following is the output of p ...
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Amazon snapshot issue

This Question has 2 parts: 1) What snapshots can be safely removed, do I need to retain the ones from which a running instance was launched? 2) How are snapshots appearing from a shut down instance? ...
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Check Filesystem of Root Volume (Amazon Linux / RHEL)

How can I check the file system (and repair potential errors) of the root EBS volume (/dev/xvda1) of an Amazon AWS T2 instance? The instance runs the latest version of Amazon Linux (RHEL). Is it ...
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AWS: Sync WWW folder between multiple load balanced instances

I am new to AWS. I am trying to setup an EC2 web server. I got the server up and running, I made the AMI (which included the WWW folder), added the load balancer etc. I terminated the original ...
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What would happen if I provision IOPS in RDS on a non-PIOPS-Optimized instance type?

Quote from the docs: If you are using Provisioned IOPS storage, we recommend that you use the db.m3.xlarge, db.m3.2xlarge, db.m1.large, db.m1.xlarge, db.m2.2xlarge, db.m2.4xlarge, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...