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Amazon EC2 + EBS , is it financially smart for smaller startups? [closed]

I am trying to consider where to host my website and I am really sold on Amazon web services but I can't really decide if this is the course I want to take because of pricing. For one thing, I am not ...
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amazon ec2 pointing domain name to elastic ip and setup ssl

I am new to amazon ec2 however I managed to run EC2 instance and connect elastic ip to that. Now I bought a new domain name, I thought i need to use amazon route 53 service to point my domain name to ...
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Amazon attaching ebs volume time

I would like to know the amount of time that I need to wait to attach and ebs of 200Gb to my instance. I expenting too much time in comparision with other times and smallers ebs. Does the size of the ...
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Licensing and trust issues on amazon aws [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? Can't seem to get answers on the aws forum, so I'll try here. 1) If an public image owned by someone other than AWS ...
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Resque(Redis) On EC2 Micro Replciated to 3 availability zones

I'm going to build a failover setup for my resque jobs system wich uses Redis as a queue. The idea is to put 3 redises in different availability zones on micro instances and replicate them. Also would ...
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Amazon EBS store vs Instance Store with Termination turned off?

What's the difference between the two? It seems as if using an instance store the root drive is ephemeral and EBS isn't in the event of a termination. But, if you're not terminating does it matter? ...
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EC2 IP Address : How can a web server identify db server ip address at startup?

I have a simple 2-tier arrangement - one web server (Websphere hosted on windows), and one oracle db server. The web server needs to connect the oracle database server. I am trying to write a script ...
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What's the fastest way to copy millions of files ( hundreds of GBs ) between Amazon EC2 Servers?

I am running Linux on Amazon EC2 severs. I need to copy millions of files that total hundreds of gigabytes between two EC2 systems in the same availability zone. I don't need to sync directories, I ...
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A uploaded file is 0 byte on Amazon S3 using django

I've symbolic linked a S3 directory on my EC2 server. But a uploaded file was 0 byte when I uploaded file. It was work well before (I used just web server directory) I don't have any idea dealing ...
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Connecting to SQL Server on EC2 | Elastic IP vs Elastic IP Public DNS

Based on this excellent article by @esh on using external Elastic IP DNS names internally within EC2, I am in the process of changing my connection strings for my web server to connect to a DB server ...
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Why is my OpenVPN Client not connecting to the server? Amazon EC2 Windows

I have been trying to set up OpenVPN on an Amazon EC2 instance running Windows 2008 SQL Server. After following several tutorials, I have been able to get the server running. Here is my server conf ...
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EBS Backed Windows Instance AMI

Easy points here (cash in on my laziness!), but I'm not seeing an EBS backed Windows 2003 instance from the Amazon public AMIs repo. Do I have to roll my own?
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Software Implementation of RAID 10 on a Windows Server 2008 running on Amazon EC2

Does anyone know of a software implementation of RAID 10 that will work on a Windows Server 2008? Specifically I'd like to use it on a virtual instance running on Amazon's EC2, connected to EBS ...
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FTP Active Mode not working from Amazon server [closed]

I need some help on this issue. First question. I've searched many pages but found no solution for my problem. I guess my code needs to use Active mode when connecting an FTP server. I've tested ...
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Recover the deleted files in ubuntu + amazon ec2

How I would recover the recent deleted files from amazon ec2 ubuntu server.For example The all "tar" files are removed unfortunately in amazon ec2 + ubuntu 11.04 instance. The removed files should be ...
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Upgraded Amazon EC2 Instance Type, how do I access increased storage?

I have an Amazon EC2 Windows 2008 R2 x64 instance that I upgraded from "micro" to "large". I upgraded it by stopping it, then right clicking on the instance in the AWS Management Console and change ...
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Is there a tutorial for setting up OpenVPN on Amazon's EC2 running a Windows 2008 server?

I have been looking for hours, for a way to set up an OpenVPN server on an Amazon EC2 instance that's running Windows Server 2008 R2. All of the tutorials I have found deal with EC2 Linux, Ubuntu, ...
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Does an Amazon EC2 Reserved Instance with SQL server include an SQL licence?

I was wondering if in the Amazon EC2 Reserved Instance with SQL server, the extra cost was just for the ability to run an SQL server. Or if this included a license and SQL. It would be a real bummer ...
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Accessing Instances on ec2

I am hosting my website on 3 amazon instances but I cannot connect them together. I am using windows server 2008 and when I ping xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.compute-1.amazonaws.com, I get request timed out. Using ...
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cPanel initial setup on EC2

I am going through the initial set up of cPanel/WHM on EC2. Have any body done this before? My problem is mainly that i don't know what to do with name servers in the EC2 environment, should i set up ...
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How should I use sudo from an upstart script?

I am using upstart to run my node.js app on an Amazon Linux AMI EC2 instance. I have had a few issues getting it to work, summarized below. In my script I had a line like this: exec sudo -u www ...
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Ubuntu EC2 instance, changed root home directory and now unable to SSH in

I have an Amazon EC2 instance runnung Ubuntu 11.10. In an attempt to do a quick fix of a problem I changed the home diretory for the ubuntu user in the /etc/passwd to /srv/www. Now I can't ssh in to ...
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In the Amazon EC2, is a Large Instance with SQL Express covered under a Reserved Instance with Windows and SQL?

We bought a m1.large Reserved Instance today, Windows with SQL Server for a year. Now, I am wondering if a m1.large instance with SQL Express is covered under that Reserved Instance, or if a Instance ...
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Why Can't I Reach My Amazon EC2 Instance Via It's “Elastic IP Address?”

The server works fine via the Amazon assigned DNS entry, but I cannot reach it (using a browser) via the Elastic IP address Amazon assigned the box. Ping does not work either. I am trying to confirm ...
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Amazon RDS to EC2 replication [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to use an EC2 RDS MySQL instance as a slave to an external master? My read-intensive application needs to scale horizontally. It will be deployed by ...
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EC2+Mongo or Something+SimpleDB

I'm new to the db and cloud world. So I'm writing an app that needs to query a very simple data (open/closed status of some location). I thought of two options: 1) An ec2 micro instance running ...
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Setting up an SVN Server using SVNServe in Amazon ec2 Ubuntu Linux

This has been a headache. Where to begin? So far, I've followed this article, along with its follow-up tutorial and my output when I try to do svn+engine_ssh://[insert-elastic-ip-here]/var/svn/test ...
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Sql Server transaction log placement in AWS hosting

When running a server on amazon aws, is there any point to placing a sql server transaction log on a separate volume from the database? Of course if I had control of the physical environment I'd ...
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m1.small nodes for memcache array on AWS EC2

I am currently having an m1.large instance acting as a memcache server. I would like to replace that with 2 m1.small nodes for High Availability more or less for the same cost. But I am concerned ...
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Instance has failed at least the Unhealthy Threshold number of health checks consecutively

I am trying to autoscale my present instance, I am running a medium instance right now and auto scale with small instance. I used command line tool to config the settings, this is the configurations I ...
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java.lang.OutOfMemoryError on ec2 machine

I have a java app on a large instance that will spawn up to 800 threads. I can run the application fine as user "root" but not as another user which I created. I get the deadly. ...
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Terminating a high volume of SSL connections cost effectively on EC2

I have recently set up a Node.js based web socket server that has been tested to handle around 2,000 new connection requests per second on a small EC2 instance (m1.small). Considering the cost of a ...
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Load testing sites behind an EC2 load balancer with ApacheBench

When ever I try to load test a site that is load balanced on EC2 I get the following message: ab -n 20 -c 20 http://www.somesite.com/ Benchmarking www.somesite.com (be patient)...Send request ...
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Is it possible to create an EBS AMI for windows EC2 instance?

We have a Windows server (EBS backed) running in EC2. We make regular snapshots for data backups. I'd like to create a new EC2 instance from one of these snapshots. Yes, I realise this is the same as ...
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Getting Splunk logs from a remote location

I currently have a server in my home lab running Splunk, really love it. I'm soon going to have another server in the EC2 cloud, and I'd love to be able to monitor that using Splunk, hopefully though ...
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Node.js Amazon EC2 example webserver - no result

If I run the basic nodejs.org example on my Amazon EC2 Server, I get the message "Server running" in the console. But if I try to open it in a browser, using my elastic IP + the port, I get no result. ...
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How to determine actual size of an amazon snapshot?

Amazon EBS snapshots capture changed blocks from a baseline, so snapshots will often be much smaller than the source volume. Billing is based on the actual size, which is nice. However, I cannot find ...
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SSH to ec2 instance

I have access to the console panel for EC2. There exists one key pair (created by someone prior). I created a second key-pair, and then tried to SSH in to the ec2 instance. This is what happens: ...
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Is my hosting company using Amazon EC2?

I have a few clients who I host websites for. Right now I am using a web hosting reseller package to do this, but have been considering moving to Amazon EC2. The only problem is the clients need ...
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Using UCC to offer SSL certificates to customers with WHM based on a EC2 instance

The heading says it all i think. I have researched this topic a while now, and it seems like it is possible to use UCC to offer SSL certificates to multiple domains with only one IP address (EC2 only ...
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How to make nameservers based on my domain name in Amazon EC2?

I purchased Amazon EC2 instance and installed Ubuntu Server on it. I have domain name example.com , the current nameserver of my domain is : ns1.hostcompany.com , ns2.hostcompany.com . I want to ...
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Is mounting S3 buckets directly into EC2 instances safe?

as the title of my question says, I would like to know whether this is a good practice or not, I know I can mount it in an EC2 instance but I was wondering if, as I will be adding more instances to ...
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How can I make a CentOS 6 AWS AMI from a loopback?

I am able to make a Centos 5.x AMI by following steps similar to those outlined here: http://docs.amazonwebservices.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/creating-loopback-s3-linux.html and detailed here: ...
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unable to run aws command line tools

I have installed the AWS Command line tools and have also set the Env Variables, but why I type mon-cmd I am getting this error, I am not able to figure it out,kindly help me. ...
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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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Is it possible to run Joomla in DynamoDB?

I'm trying to find a scalable way to run my Joomla installation with Amazon Web Services. I was very excited with the announcement of DynamoDB, but I'm not sure about the challenges to run Joomla on a ...
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Securing EC2 machines with VPC + a VPN?

Right now, my company is pre-launch and is getting away with a few dirty hacks. The biggest one is that our staging, ci, and monitoring boxes are available at staging.ourcompany.com, ...
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How can I clone a instance that has been run in Amazon EC2 so I could launch more instances of it in different regions?

I would like to clone AMI instances after they have been configured to my like after I launch them in EC2, how can I do this, thanks!
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Mapping a Local Drive to Drive on Windows 2008 Server running on Amazon EC2?

We are exploring the use of a Windows Server 2008 micro instance running on Amazon EC2 for a Apache+MySQL+PHP development web server that we could could administer for our client to allow their ...
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Advice for hosting ASP.NET + MySQL on Amazon

I am looking to using Amazon Web Services to host my website. I use ASP.NET and MySQL. What are the basic items that I need to have? For example; if I buy a EC2 OnDemand Small instance it costs $91, ...