Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) provides self-service, on-demand, pay-for-what-you-use computing infrastructure resources.

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OpenVPN tunnel created, but no data seems to be being transferred

I have several Amazon EC2 instances, running Ubuntu, which need to communicate (web servers and a MySQL server). I'd like to use OpenVPN to ensure their communication is secure and to reduce the ...
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How do I upload files to httpd (www) folder in EC2?

As title said, how do I upload my php files into my newly installed httpd (/var/www/html) on a EC2 instance? I am trying to use cyberduck(using sftp), but apperantly, when I connected to my EC2 ...
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Can't install mongodb via 10gen.repo on Amazon 64bit AMI

Following the instructions here: http://www.mongodb.org/display/DOCS/CentOS+and+Fedora+Packages Can't really decipher what I should be doing...broke down and just got the linux binary but I want yum ...
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Can I use a micro ec2 instance as a load balancer for my other large ec2 instances?

The issue I'm having is I want to upgrade that instance often(security patches, etc) but I'm affriad something will fail and the site will be down. So, I want to have another server setup and load ...
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Windows Activation in Amazon EC2

I'm trying to activate Windows 2008 Server in Amazon EC2 as described here: https://forums.aws.amazon.com/message.jspa?messageID=185874#185874 I'm trying these two amazon addresses, for my server's ...
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In AWS if I have my web server in zone us-east-1a and the database server in zone us-east-1b will that hurt performance?

Web server: us-east-1a DB Server us-east-1b The ping between them is under 2ms so I'm guessing it's fine but I wanted to check.
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Why I cant access my new AWS EC2 instances?

I am new to AWS Ec2. I just launch a instance, uploaded a test.php and test.html, both just display a "Hello world" text. I copied my public DNS: ec2-XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX.compute.amazonaws.com But it ...
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Should I use amazon EC2 or S3? [closed]

I am new to Amazon Web Services, and I have read the documentation about the AWS products. The closest products to meet my needs is EC2 and S3. What I want to do is, I need to host some php files and ...
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Wordpress site on EC2 instance suddenly superslow

Set up a wordpress page the other day following this guide. The site was up and running, loading quickly and all was well, until today. Suddenly, loading the site takes forever and doesn't even work ...
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growing EBS RAID volume

I've created a RAID0 configuration with two 1GB EBS volumes, mounted at /dev/md0 using mdadm and formatted with XFS Next, I copied some files over to fill the volume to around 30% of its capacity (of ...
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can you restore a Windows 2008 Server backup to an Amazon EC2 instance?

Is it possible to take a backup of a Windows 2008 server, made with the built-in Windows backup, and restore it to an Amazon EC2 instance. If so, could you please outline the steps? The machine that ...
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Migrating from AWS and scaling

I currently have a webserver with MySQL set up on an AWS micro EC2 instance. If I wanted to migrate from AWS to another provider, or even stay with AWS and scale, what are some things to keep in mind ...
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Amazon AWS EC2 Free Tier ubuntu desktop AMI

So I'm a bit of a newbie to linux and I wanted to check it out on amazons EC2 free tier. Anyone know of an AMI that has ubuntu desktop on it that is in 10GB in size range for the free tier? Thanks.
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Pointing a domain name to Amazon EC2 instance “permanently”

I've bought a domainname and pointed it to my amazon EC2 instance (example: ec2-XXX-XXX-XXX-XXX.us-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com), and it works, but when I go to www.example.com, the long amazon public ...
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Creating an ec2 image on amazon fails at mkfs.ext3

I'm trying to create an image of my ec2 instance in Amazon's cloud. It's been a bit of an adventure so far. I did manage to install Amazon's ec2-api-tools, which was harder than it seemed like it ...
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problem when running apt-get update

I'm on an ubuntu server (ec2) , I'm running sudo apt-get update and get the following error : Err http://ppa.launchpad.net lucid/main Packages 404 Not Found W: Failed to fetch ...
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Amazon EC2 Windows Server 2008 - Reboot/Boot Failure - Logs?

For the 2nd time in 24 hours, our Web Production and Database Server is failing to boot. Installed IIS7 and MSSQL 2008 R2 - running asp.net and legacy classic asp applications. The initial failure ...
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What is the best file system (used by an Amazon EBS volume) for a lucene index?

I want to create an ebs volume (Amazon EC2 cloud computing) to store my lucene index. What is the best file system to use (when using the command mkfs -t ?) ? I know xfs is often used for mysql but ...
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What's the best approach when it comes to updating a production(on ec2) machine that can't go down?

We have three main servers on ec2, web, database, and search. I logged in today to find: 77 packages can be updated. 45 updates are security updates. which scares the crap out of me so I want ...
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CNAME to AWS Public DNS?

Instead of assigning an Elastic IP to an EC2 instance, can I just CNAME a URL to the instance's public DNS name?
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Cannot SSH into Ubunto 10.10 running on EC2 as new user

Dear Gracious Lords of EC2/Ubuntu/SSH. Please help me understand how I can solve my SSH problem: I can SSH into my EC2 instance running Ubuntu 10.10 'Maverick Meerkat' no problem with: $ ssh -i ...
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Heroku and VPS firewall

Is there any way of opening a firewall port only to Heroku hosts? Since Heroku is a cloud service, is there any way I can ensure where are they connecting from? In Heroku docs only securing conections ...
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Installing libraries in Amazon Linux AMI

I'm trying to setup uWSGI for nginx on a default Amazon AMI Linux instance. To do that, I need to install these libraries: libxml2-dev python2.6-dev python-libxml2 However, when I try a yum install, ...
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What's the disadvantage of increasing the size of an EBS instance in Amazon EC2?

I used the default ebs Ubuntu image from Alestic.com But the volume is only 8GB. Is there any disadvantage?
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Hamachi on Amazon EC2 Machine

So I tried to install LogMeIn Hamachi on my Windows Server 2008 Amazon EC2 instance, but in the middle of the install, I lost all connection to my instance. I rebooted the machine but couldn't remote ...
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How can I attach a volume to a Windows instance on Amazon EC2?

I have attached one volume to a Windows Server 2003 instance on Amazon EC2. The status of the instance is shown as available, but I'm unable to see the drive on my server.
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What's the easiest way to auto-backup an EC2 instance? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the easiest way to back up EC2 instances automatically? I have an EBS-backed Amazon EC2 instance. I would like to create a daily backup schedule, and keep, say, a ...
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DNS Setting keeps changing on me

So on my Windows Server 2008 box, I have a DNS server installed on it. For some reason, every ten minutes or so, the Host (A) address for the computer keeps on changing to its internal private IP ...
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setup multiple ssl certs on Amazon EC2 instance running on ubuntu 10.04

I need to secure 2 different domains that are both on the same EC2 instance. Reason: 1 is a sales website. the other is the webapp. Both need to access the same MySQL database. EDIT Sales website ...
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Installing MySQL on Amazon EC2 Instance

So I installed MySQL using yum install mysql on an Amazon EC2 Micro instance using the Basic 64-bit Amazon Linux AMI 2010.11.1 Beta AMI. I try to connect to MySQL using the command mysql but I get ...
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EC2 Elastic IP - SSH permission denied

I created a new Amazon Linux AMI instance and could connect just fine via ssh. Then I assigned an elastic IP to the instance and ssh suddenly stopped working. Debug output: debug1: Trying private ...
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How do I access my public DNS on Amazon's EC2

I'm working with Amazon's EC2 for the first time. I went through all of the steps at http://docs.amazonwebservices.com/AWSEC2/latest/GettingStartedGuide/ and now I'm trying to access the public DNS ...
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Amazon EC2 SSH Failed to connect “Bad File Number”

This is the command I am told to use by clicking connect in the control panel "ssh -i private_key.pem root@instancePublicDNS" Well that one failed so I wanted to know what happen so I ran "ssh -vvv ...
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Remote Desktop to Amazon EC2 Instance

So I just purchased a Windows Server Micro Reserved instance on Amazon EC2. Though now I don't know how to work with it. What DNS does it have, how can I use Remote Desktop to get into it, etc etc. ...
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Restoring an Amazon EBS RAID0 array from snapshots taken with ec2-consistent-snapshot

I've configured a new MySQL server on Amazon EC2 and decided to store my data on a EBS RAID0 Array. So far so good, and I've tested taking snapshots of those devices with ec2-consistent-snapshot, ...
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EC2 Ubuntu - Force instance to use internal IP

I've just set up a micro instance on EC2 (AMI ID ami-e59ca991). I had hoped to avoid charges for a year as my usage falls well within the bound of the free tier. I have been charged $0.01 for ...
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Creating Active Directory on an EC2 box

So I have Active Directory set up on a Windows Server 2008 Amazon EC2 server. Its set up correctly I think, I never got any errors with it. Just to test that I got it all set up correctly, I have a ...
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Perisistent EC2 IP association even after instance stop/start

I have a single EC2 instance and a single Elastic IP. After the instance is stoped and then re-started, the association between the instance and the IP is lost and I have to manually re-associate. ...
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How to change an EC2 instance's security group

I have created a new EC2 instance. It got assigned the default security group. I want to change that security group. How?
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It is possible to set up an Asterisk PBX running on EC2 and have reliable call quality?

There is an EC2 kernel with a 1000Hz clock, which I have successfully used to set up Asterisk etc already, but I am wondering if other issues (e.g. transit from London to Dublin to London- our current ...
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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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File permissions kicking my butt

Hey guys, I am trying to setup a Minecraft server, and I decided to run the server on a limited user, who only has access to the Minecraft server directory. I couldn't get the user to have ...
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Public Amazon RDS database?

Is there anyway to add a wildcard security group to Amazon RDS? I'm trying to connect from an EC2 under the same account, but had no luck with the security groups. So i'm resorting to just opening it ...
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how to log-in at windows server 2003 in amazon ec2 which bundle years ago

i had an AMI which is bundle in 2009. but today when i try to login to it. and want to generate new asmininstrator password it gives me console massage that passowrd is unavailable for this instance. ...
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Consultation for choosing the right Amazon Machine Image (AMI)

I'm about to host a huge interactive web-application on Amazon EC2, which can involve heavy traffic and thus, heavy database traffic. So I chose to use EC2 instances for the PHP core, and RDS for the ...
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How to secure a group of Amazon EC2 instances

I have several Amazon EC2 instances running Ubuntu 10.04 and I've recently started using Amazon's Route 53 as my DNS. The purpose of doing that was to allow the instances to refer to each other by ...
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How to shrink an m1.large instance to an m1.small instance on EC2?

I need to shrink a Server 2008 m1.large instance to an m1.small instance on EC2. I know that the large is a 64-bit OS while the small is 32-bit. Both are EBS volumes. My questions are as follows: ...
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How can I tell EC2 to automatically reboot instances that have become CPU = 100% locked?

I have asked this question before although the answer is no longer sufficient nor current. I would like to repost this question; how can this be achieved using Amazon's tools?
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SRV record lookup for Facebook failing on EC2

When I do a lookup using 'dig' from my EC2 instance for chat.facebook.com's SRV record it doesnt return a result. The same lookup works from desktop. SRV lookup for other domains work fine from EC2 - ...
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Creating subdomains across multiple EC2 instances

Background : I have a domain, lets say example.com. I assign an elastic IP to a instance on EC2 and give it the dns name as example.com I want to put 5 instances of EC2 under this domain, like so : ...