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

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ec2 memory usage

I set up a site on amazon ec2 free tier, which comes with 613MB memory with no swap. I see server uses almost 100% of memory all the time. My site is running wordpress with wp super disk cache turned ...
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Does amazon have an official Ruby client to manage ec2, s3, etc?

I like how rackspace has: http://packages.python.org/python-cloudservers/index.html Is there something simliar in Ruby for aws?
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Can't set date on Debian Amazon EC2 isntance

I don't know if the fact that the server is an Amazon EC2 instance makes any difference, but I thought I should mention it. I'm trying to set the time to an incorrect time for testing reasons. The ...
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Access time for servers based in different countries

How much quicker would a page load if served from a EC2 EU server rather than a EC2 US server? if the request made form the UK? I know this is the simplified scenario, but I am trying to establish ...
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How to get /dev/sdf back after upgraded from Maverick to Natty in EC2?

I've just upgraded my EC2 instance to Natty, using do-release-upgrade. However, the block devices /dev/sdf, /dev/sdg, ... are no longer existed. (I've already attached EBS to these devices, though.) ...
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How do you deal with AWS 32 and 64 bit server size limitations?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to start small instance - 1.7GB RAM, 1 ECU on AWS and be able to resize it up to 7.5GB Large and beyond - and likewise to come down from a 7.5gb large to a Small ...
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Lock Windows Disk for Backup (EC2 Snapshots)

I'm looking for a way to flush all pending writes to disk in Windows, then buffer all future writes until a command gives the go-ahead. I'd like to flush SQL Server writes and Windows system writes, ...
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memcached php module not compiling on EC2

I'm trying to do this on EC2, micro instance using amazon linux I installed and started the memcached service without problems. But when trying to make the php part using pecl it told me pecl wasnt ...
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Amazon EC2 terminology - AMI vs. EBS vs. Snapshot vs. Volume

I have been poking around Amazon EC2, and am a little confused on some of the terminology. Specifically with regard to AMI, snapshots and volumes, and an EBS Please correct me if I am wrong, or fill ...
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Approximately, how many writes can a EC2 large dedicated Mongo server handle?

Let's assume that it was only writes. Each "document" inserted is less than 140 characters. How many writes can this database handle?
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Amazon EC2 asking me to move AMI, how to go about doing it?

Amazon is asking me to move to another AMI within 24 hours since the root password to the one I am one has gotten compromised (¿?). How do I go about moving to another instance? This setup was ...
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Experience using Wowza Media Server for Amazon EC2?

Question 1: WHat have people's experiences been with using Wowza Media Server 2 for Amazon EC2 (http://www.wowzamedia.com/ec2-streaming.html) We're planning to use it to allow streaming experience ...
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Most long-running commands instantly killed on Amazon EC2 (Ubuntu 10.04)

When running any sort of long-running command in the terminal, the program instantly dies and the terminal outputs the text Killed. Any pointers? Maybe there is a log file with data explaining why ...
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Strange Amazon EC2 issue with AKIs. Please help me understand

I am booting up some Amazon EC2 instances. Specifically, Alestic instances in us-east for Ubuntu 10.04, 10.10 and 11.04. When I log into those machines I can use "uname -a" to check the kernel ...
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Amazon ELB not loadbalancing between two servers

I'm just set up a small load balanced architecture in AWS using two Large EC2 instances in the same availability zone with a non-sticky ELB in front. Amazon reports that both instances are health and ...
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Swapping a EC2 EBS instance to be backed by local storage

I have a windows 2008 Amazon EC2 instance which is EBS backed. Both the root device (C:) and the EBS volume I have as the secondary drive (D:) are EBS volumes. I would like to migrate this instance ...
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create an ebs micro instance from ami for large one

I have a running large instance (with ephemeral storage), and I need to run several copies on micro instances (with ebs storage) for development / testing purposes. What is the simplest way?
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Converting from 32-bit Linux to 64-bit LInux — Amazon Web Services EC2 cloud server — Import AMI

My client would like to upgrade from our current development 32-bit server to a much larger server running on a 64 bit platform. I'd very much so like to just import a snapshot of my current server's ...
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How can Rackspace cloud servers be set up with an EC2 type approach to firewalls?

I'm looking at using Rackspace cloud servers for some Windows based web hosting, and having used Amazon EC2 for similar projects before, I was disappointed to find Rackspace don't employ the EC2 ...
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Easiest way to automatically check EC2 disk space and be alerted if it is running low?

Running the Amazon Linux AMI. It seems that CloudWatch does not check for free disk space. I have a number of servers and ideally don't want to have to configure each one with a mail server, script to ...
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Sql Server 2008 high availability in EC2

I'm currently evaluating a strategy that will enable high availability with SQL Server 2008 and redundant servers to limit DB downtime. My thought right now is to setup SQL server 2008 mirroring in ...
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Setting an FTP Server Access on EC2 - Filezilla Client Stucks, WinSCP Rules?

After spending long painful hours circumventing group security AND windows 2008 server Firewall, and setting up FIlezilla Server on an amazon EC2 instance with the correct settings (feeew !), I was ...
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ASP.NET web app on EC2 micro instance (613 MB) [closed]

I am evaluating hosting a small ASP.NET MVC web app and a SQL Server 2008 Express database on an Amazon EC2 micro instance (613MB RAM). Is 613MB RAM good enough? Thank you.
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How do you securely communicate between two EC2 regions?

There are plenty of ways to have EC2 instances within a particular region communicate, since they can use private IP addresses and you can assign them to the same security group, or even mutually ...
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What should we take care ourselves, if we want to move from Rackspace dedicated hosting to AWS

Our applications are hosted in Rackspace dedicated servers. We are planning to move them to AWS services like EC2, S3, etc. Currently Rackspace takes care of backing up data, monitoring stuff, I don't ...
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what is going on with ssh

I used this command iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport 22 -j DROP because i was trying to stop port 22 outgoing since i was getting a warnings from amazon and now i cant ssh in....what do i do
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Restrict access to specific ports

I launched keep launching EC2 instances and for some reason i keep getting this email and then the server amazon shuts the server down...How do i restrict access to the port in question... here is my ...
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Multiple servers on the same port, using aws elastic load balancer

I've got this setup that works almost all right and, apparently, works the exact same way than this: UseCanonicalNames off <VirtualHost *:8888> RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} ...
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Amazon Web Services - How do I use IAM to restrict a single user to managing a single EC2 instance?

I would like to: Create an IAM user Restrict that user to be able to have full management over a single EC2 Instance only. Example: While the AWS EC2 account has 10 instances, the new user, ...
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Accessing storage on an EC2 instance?

I am using a large EC2 instance but just realized that I don't have the space promised. I only get 8 gigs when it says I should have 850 GB. From what I understand two extra 420 gb drives should be ...
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M-M or M-S replication of EBS volume across multiple EC2 instances

I would like to share EBS backed file system of size up to 20GB in 200K files across multiple EC2 instances. Master-master would be ideal, but I'd be happy with master-slave solution too. I know that ...
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is it possible to install qemu inside linux ami on ec2?

well i tried to install it but gont an error . kernel-2.6.35.11-83.9.amzn1.i686 has missing requires of mkinitrd >= ('0', '6.0.91', None)
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Debugging a complete crash / hang?

We're running an Ubuntu instance on Amazon EC2, and we recently had an unexpected (and currently unexplained) crash (not related to their recent outage). The problem was basically that the machine ...
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SQL Server on EC2: What way do i set up the EBS

Good morning. We have a service with a SQL box on Amazon EC2 and, as suggested on this question, we are using EBS to store the data... the problem is, What is the best way to setup the storage? At ...
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how to solve java out of memory error in amazon ec2 linux servers

We are using Fedora-8 64 bit in Amazon EC2 and our Java application is running on the IBM JRE. Now we are getting a Java hang "out of memory" error. Our memory is 7.6 GB and we have allotted heap ...
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Is a mounted EBS volume connected to an instance via network?

I have a few questions, since the recent Amazon Cloudburst. Is it true, that attaching EBS as an external volume gives a better I/O performance than using EBS as a root device? How does IO take ...
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Which filesystem should I use for subversion on an EBS volume in EC2?

I'm building a subversion server for my company on ec2. I'm installing an ubuntu image on an ebs instance, and I'll create another ebs volume for storing all the data (as the image of the server ...
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DHCP from EC2/VPS

Does anybody think it would be possible to run a DHCP service off a server in the cloud such as Amazon EC2 or a generic VPS? Could it be used in a scenario where the company has many sites ...
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why can I access this website but other people can't?

The django app at halfcan.org is hosted on an Amazon ec2 micro instance. I can access it from my computer and from my phone on the same wifi. But anyone else gets a long wait and then "problem ...
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Transfer a file from Amazon EC2 to S3

How do I transfer one file from EC2 to S3? I have a backup of a site that I wget'ed to my EC2. Now I just want to back it up in an S3 bucket. What's the best way of doing that?
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How do you setup mirroring in SQL 2005 with IP addresses for server names? (EC2 / no AD)

I am setting up a mirror in Amazon EC2 and I have all servers with dedicated IPs. When i try to connect my mirror to my principal with the following command alter database DB_NAME set partner = ...
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Wrong instance billing on Amazon EC2

I have 4 reserved instances with a few months left: c1.medium (active) m1.small (active) m1.small (active) t1.micro (active) In "My Instances" i see 5 stopped instances, and 4 running: m1.small ...
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How do I create a new user on AWS?

I want to give developers individual access to AWS Management Console, and have their own security keys for AWS command line tools. Is it possible for me to do this using the command line tools? And ...
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Amazon Linux AMI Beta - node.js not compiled with opensll crypto support

I've installed nodejs, npm, and required modules to run my chat application. When run, I got these error. What can I do ? [ec2-user@ip-10-170-91-52 ~]$ cd chat [ec2-user@ip-10-170-91-52 chat]$ node ...
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How can I iterate through each ec2 instance attached to a specific load balancer in bash?

I have this bash line that gives me the IPs of the EC2 instances attached. export LB_NAME='lb' ec2-describe-instances `elb-describe-instance-health $LB_NAME --show-long | cut -d , -f 2` | grep ...
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How do I get a list of servers and their public DNS with Amazon EC2

I have a group of EC2 instances in a security group. I am looking for a way to obtain a list of their public DNS address's from command line. I have a script that uses RSYNC to make sure a set of ...
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How to deal with files on an Amazon's EC2 web server?

Usually I would think ftps, but for one I'm having several troubles configuring it, and for two I'm wondering if there's a better way to transfer files in and out. It's a basic web server that we ...
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Weird process CPU time output on Ubuntu under Amazon EC2

I have just started a large instance using ami-fa01f193 AMI. When I use ps aux, a bunch of random processes will show HUGE numbers for the CPU time used. Looks like some sort of overflow. Did someone ...
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Why can't I connect to Amazon RDS after setting it up?

So, I just created the Amazon RDS account. And I started an instance of database. The "endpoint" is: abcw3n-prod.cbmbuiv8aakk.us-east-1.rds.amazonaws.com Great! Now I try to connect to it from one ...
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Network DNS Issues Complicated by Amazon EC2 DNS CNAME

I am getting some strange DNS/Network issues accessing sites running on my Ubuntu 10.10 instance on EC2. I have 6 sites VHosted on a single LAMP stack which have been quite happily working for a month ...