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

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Amazon EC2 Hard Disk Storage

I'm planning on moving to Amazon EC2 If I purchased the 'small instance" which has 160 GB instance storage. Can I increase the instance storage say up to a terabyte? Should I move to the "large ...
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how to solve out of memory error in java in amazon ec2 server

can anyone explain about this error message? we are using IBM jre to run java application Its occupying more space on the server. JVMDUMP006I Processing dump event "systhrow", detail ...
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Amazon EC2 instance possibly Compromised

I have an EC2 instance that may have been compromised. The instance responds far too slowly as of last week and recently I've checked the httpd access_logs and they are in excess of 11Gigs, despite ...
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Allow scp/ssh for www-data user

I am on Amazon EC2 using Ubuntu 10.04.2 My web folder is owned by www-data so I want to be able to log into my server as www-data for ssh and scp. Thanks! Adding the line to my /etc/ssh/sshd_config ...
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IPSec with EC2 instance

Is it possible to setup an IPSec connection between my linux machine and a linux Ec2 instance? I can see the public IP address of EC2 but there is no interface listed in the instance associated with ...
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how can I get my EC2 instance back

I'm using EC2 instance Micro free tier since March,2011. well, it works fine for my personal wordpress website. but today, when I try to connect to my server using ssh, it give me this error PTY ...
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Is there a decent GUI for Amazon Route 53?

Because frankly it's a bit tricky without...
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Create EBS volume before EC2 instance w/o getting InsufficientInstanceCapacity?

I'm trying to create an EBS volume create an EC2 instance, and then attach the volume to the instance. But when I try this, I keep hitting InsufficientInstanceCapacity. Apparently, there's still ...
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Remote orderly shutdown of EC2 instance?

I'm writing a script which shuts down EC2 instances remotely using ec2-terminate-instances. I would like to perform orderly shutdowns (similar to the ones triggered by Linux 'shutdown' command) ...
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How do I install php with sqlite support in AWS EC2?

I'm trying to run an AWS EC2 instance for a facebook app. I chose the micro Amazon linux 32-bit as my OS. I'm able to SSH in and install PHP with yum, but when I run phpinfo() I see --without-sqlite ...
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Setup Amazon EC2 instance to forward Appengine urlfetch requests

I currently have an appengine app and need to make calls to an API that requires IP whitelisting. I can't whitelist the entire appengine IP blocks (as outlined here) because the range is too big. So ...
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chef knife: run_list with multiple roles in ec2 server create command

I'm using chef's knife to create EC2 servers (and thus new nodes). I can get it to start with a given single role correctly, but I can't get the command line argument right for multiple roles in the ...
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chef's knife non deterministic failture to launch new EC2 instances

I'm using chef's knife to launch new ec2 instances. This works generally well, but every 2-3 attempts it fails and I get the following stack: [Sun, 10 Apr 2011 08:11:23 +0000] INFO: Client key ...
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Disabling the Amazon EC2 Config Service - benefits? consequences?

What happens if I disable the Amazon EC2 Config Service on my windows instances? Is that service required? Are there performance benefits to disabling?
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Making snapshots of EBS volumes containing MySQL databases - safe?

I'm looking at putting a database on an Amazon EBS volume. I'm using the fairly decent guide at http://aws.amazon.com/articles/1663?_encoding=UTF8&jiveRedirect=1 for creating a volume and storing ...
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Some Linux systems become very slow when Redis is loading a big dataset

I received a report from a Redis user, and I'm not sure what to reply as I'm not an expert in the area of Linux and its scheduler, however we (as the Redis project) need to figure this kind of issues ...
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Linux CNAME without nameserver

Is there a way to setup CNAMEs without using an actual nameserver? This is for testing purposes on EC2 so any (hacky?) way of doing it would be good. Or, if there's a light DNS server that's easy to ...
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How to mount space in /dev/sda2

I have EC2 instance running, executing command df -h in the putty i get the following result Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/sda1 9.9G 9.4G 11M 100% / tmpfs ...
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ec2 rebooted my instance?

I found out that my CentOS 5 server on EC2 was rebooted, without my command to do so. I did not even log in on the day it was rebooted. When I look at 'last' in linux, it says: jeroen pts/0 ...
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Running SQL Server Express on Amazon EC2 Windows instance

I created a Windows Server 2008 Amazon EC2 instance with IIS and SQL Server Express pre-installed (using this AMI http://aws.amazon.com/amis/Microsoft-Windows/4801904273096347). After logging in I ...
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Tunning Apache and server for massive photo uploads

I got an Apache webserver running in a EC2 platform. It's receiving a lot of uploads from users (big pictures files). The problem is that immediately after upload I have to convert images to other ...
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Flow for purchasing an SSL Certificate

I'm trying to understand the proper flow for installing SSL on a server (rather a couple of servers behind an AWS load-balancer). https://www.digicert.com/easy-csr/openssl.htm offers up a wizard. I ...
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Significant pauses with EC2

I asked this on Amazon's forums and got no response so I'm hoping someone here can provide some insight. We have been investigating the possibility of moving our web application to the cloud. ...
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ERROR: The partition with /var/lib/mysql is too full!

I am running in a problem here I have a linux instance running on EC2. All was working fine till last night. Today morning it showed me some error stating that there was no disk space to write of ...
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Setup game server using amazon web service?

I am relative new to amazon web services (aws). I would like to setup a game server for my next coming project. Basically, I just need a database(mysql) and php to connect to the database, nothing ...
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Amazon Ec2 nfs permission problem

After sharing the file from nfs server the ownership and group looks like nobody nobody. so how do i change the same permission as what i have in nfs server? Please suggest. Thanks in advance.
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SSL/HTTPS within an Amazon ELB workflow

So I've got a few EC2 instances acting as nodes on an ELB, and want to setup a wildcard certificate. Anyone have any good directions/links I can look into? I'm a little confused about the CSR file ...
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On EC2, is there a way I can centrally manage SSH keys?

I have several remote developers and several servers on EC2. Is there a way I can centrally manage the authorized_keys file on EC2, rather than having to add keys manually on each server?
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Setup web server on Windows Server 2008?

I just launched an Amazon ec2 instance, with Windows Server 2008 32 bit as the OS. I manage to connect to instance via remote control, what should I do next? I will need to use Apache, php and mysql ...
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How can I check the emails that EC2 has blocked me from sending?

I just got a notification that I'm not allowed to send any more emails from my EC2 instance. Which is a bit perplexing since I wasn't aware that I was sending any. Is there some way for me to have a ...
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is it wise to switch from VPS to EC2?

My web needs are simple. I use debian os, apache, mono+xsp+mod_mono for aspx hosting, mysql, nagios, some bash scripts for backup purposes and occasionally random libs like encryptfs which i may not ...
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Hosting a MySQL server on Amazon Web Services

We are evaluating hosting our application on Amazon EC2 service. While I am confident that a Small instance (1.7GB RAM) will be sufficient for our web server (at this point), I am not sure about ...
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Hosting a MySQL server on Amazon Web Services

We are evaluating hosting our application on Amazon EC2 service. While I am confident that a Small instance (1.7GB RAM) will be sufficient for our web server (at this point), I am not sure about ...
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How to setup a domain name on my EC2 server

I bought a domain from whois.com and I am trying to set it up on my Amazon EC2 instance. I have Apache installed on it. I saw these two related questions here and here but could still use some hand ...
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When to use an EC2 server?

This question is a little more general than the title implies. I haven't been exposed to almost any server related code, so I hope you can be gentle with your replies. What I want to know, really, ...
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how to setup openvpn on amazon ec2 small windows instance with static key

I have a small ec2 windows instance which means its windows server 2003. I need to be able to resolve the instance from my windows machine at home through a vpn I have determined ...
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Locked out of EC2 ubuntu instance

root access worked on my EC2 instance for a couple of weeks until I did sudo aptitude update sudo aptitude upgrade and now sudo asks for a password (which I have never been given). I can't ...
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Hosting java/j2ee apps on apache tomcat6 server along with the database

I have a java/j2ee web application built using tomcat6 and at back endI have mysql 5.1 database, I have configured my server that an amazon ec2 instance and I have installed apache tomcat6 along with ...
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Netcat / nc on ec2… public/private address?

I'm trying to use nc to debug some network issues (but am sort of ending up debugging nc itself). I have the relevant port open (to the world) in the ec2 security group. When I run either of these ...
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How to use the Reserved Amazon EC2 instance

I taken the small instance from amazon EC2. I unsed the linux/unix option while purchasing the instance. Now in reserved tab that show me instance is running. I am confused how to use that reserved ...
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Amazon EC2 swap file

I have created 14GB swap file in Amazon EC2 server but the swap file which I created is not being used by the server. The status is showing like this: $ free -m total used ...
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What AMI is launched on Amazon's elastic mapreduce instances?

I haven't been able to find out what AMI runs on Amazon's elastic mapreduce instances. You can't specify one, but can customize the mapreduce instances by running a boostrap action. However, I'd like ...
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Is there a minimum CPU requirement for a single call using G729?

I am just trying this out on an AWS micro VM, which gives out roughly the equivalent of a 600Mhz processor. Currently call quality is poor, but I am trying to ascertain if this is due to a lack of ...
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What's the quickest way to convert a micro instance to a small instance on AWS EC2?

It is (of course) an EBS backed instance; I would like to see what the impact of having increased CPU power would do for it. What's the easiest way?
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Is RAID 1 overkill on Amazon EBS drives in terms of reliability?

My thinking behind this is that RAID 1 creates two or more copies of the data on multiple EBS drives. Yet, aren't Amazon EBS disks virtually fail-safe because they live on multiple physical drives? So ...
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Are there any tools for load / stress testing that can simulate image, video and audio uploads to Amazon EC2?

As part of my web application users can upload photos, audio and video files from a Flash SWF to my EC2 based upload server. I want to find a tool that I can use to stress test the EC2 instance (which ...
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How to connect instances in CloudFormation

We would like to create a template for a fairly standard stack in AWS. We need three layers. Layer: Elastic Load Balancer Layer: several web servers which are created / destroyed according to alarms ...
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Enable Password Login for SSH on Amazon Linux AMI

I wan't to be able to login via ssh with a password and not the key file. Yeah I know it's totally insecure but at this point in the config I was turning variables off and on left and right trying to ...
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Scaling a PHP Application on EC2 - Question on Architecture

I am a little new to PHP and EC2 so bear with me. I need to setup two instances on EC2 running Apache and PHP, that in turn communicate with a third instance running MySQL server. The two Web ...
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Web Server Running Low in Memory

I have an EC2 small instance that has 2 gigs of memory, running Fedora Linux. Typically, I get about 275 page views per day on average, and I have a monitoring agent on the box. Some of the stats are ...