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

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Alternatives to Amazon VPC

I currently have 20 Windows VMs that are running on Amazon EC2. There are LOTS of people in the company that need ad-hoc RDP access to each one of these boxes. Occassionally I also run Unix instances, ...
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Speed of file transfer from Amzon S3 to EC2/EBS

I'm working on estimating how long it would take to download 100 GB worth of files from Amazon S3 to an EBS drive. Assuming both are in the same region, what kind of speed could be expected?
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How should I deploy a webserver to Amazon EC2

I am have a small website that we want to deploy to Amazon EC2. The reason is that it is cheaper than most other VPS systems, and we want to have completely custom configuration so a shared host is ...
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Visual Studio Profiler In Virtual Machine

I am unable to profile any application using Visual Studio profiler in Virtual Machines. I have used Virtual machines of Amazon EC2 at work and Virtualbox, Vmware at home. Also I have used AMD ...
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Trouble attaching more than 6 EBS volumes to EC2 instance

I'm using chef to create RAID10 arrays. Last friday morning (10/22) I was able to create arrays with 9 EBS volumes on dev/sdz1-9 with no problems I started having trouble attaching more than 6 EBS ...
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Should I turn off swap on AWS EC2?

I'm running a webserver and database server on the same AWS EC2 instance. I know it's a bad idea to have swap for web server, so should I just turn it off? Will it affect the database service (I guess ...
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What webserver/enviroment should i use?

I've been developing my site on XAMPP, and i put a Amazon EC2 windows instance with xampp pre installed to host my site on AWS, but XAMPP is bad right? it's meant for devoloping? Should i use anything ...
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Should I consider amazons EC2-cloud service as a hosting solution?

I need a small server, that gives me root access, which I will need to install debian on. It will mainly be used as a git server and a mail-server. This would be mainly for personal use (teamwork in ...
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EC2 Persist Users

What is the best way to persist users created on an AMI instance? (i.e. to an EBS partition) I could replace the /etc/profiles file, but that doesn't seem portable. I could make a script to re-create ...
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Is it possible to use an EC2 RDS MySQL instance as a slave to an external master?

I have a master MySQL instance running on our local network, but I was wondering if I can get an EC2 RDS instance to replicate the master or is this locked down by amazon?
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EC2 vs VPS for hosting [closed]

I started out with Amazon EC2 as a monthly host for my project. I am running a 'small' Windows 2k8 instance with SQL server. This is the HW that I am getting: 1.7 GB memory 1 EC2 Compute Unit (1 ...
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EC2 Hosting VPS Quirks

I want to move from a VPS to EC2. What are some quirks that I will have to deal with? For example, I believe I will need to use EBS to store all my configuration files and data. But, how would I ...
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Administering EC2 instance with Windows Powershell

I'm having trouble administering a Windows 2k8 Server SP2 instance (hosted on EC2) with powershell from my Windows 7 client. When I try to run: Invoke-Command {Get-Service} -ComputerName ...
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Hosting a Server Written in C++ [closed]

I want to host a server program written in C++. What are the best/easiest hosting options out there for native apps? I know for Rails there are EngineYard and Heroku. Is there something similar for ...
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Looking for advice on how to set up membase for a small web app

I am building a small webapp that will initially be hosted on a EC2 Micro instance (which is severely memory-limited, 613Mb RAM). When I set it up it asks for a RAM component into which it will load ...
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Windows desktop (XP, Vista or Win7) EC2 AMI for QA testing

I need to perform QA testing for Windows based applications on a Windows desktop client and I would like to know if EC2 supports Windows images that are NOT server based (e.g. Server 2003). I have ...
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HTTP not working EC2 instance with own domain name

I have this problem I've already posted on the Amazon AWS forum. Unfortunately I haven't got a clear answer I and I was hoping you guys could help. Here's the link: ...
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Server bandwidth usage with rtmp streaming of video

Quick question - I am streaming video from Cloudfront using RTMP streaming via an SWF-based flash player on my EC2 instance. With this setup will I see I/O data from the EC2 instance on account of the ...
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Amazon EC2: Can we use our own license for Suse Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We have an existing SUSE Linux server with license we want to move to Amazon EC2. I want to know if we can pay the ...
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EC2 and Static IP's (Elastic IP's)

I'm using an elastic IP for one of my EC2 instances. I can reach the instance via the elastic IP from external machines, but from other machines in my EC2 configuration, I can ONLY reach the machine ...
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Any ASP.NET host that uses EC2?

Is there an ASP.NET web host that operates using EC2? I'd like to take advantage of some of the same-region perks Amazon offers like no transfer fees with S3, reduced latency via local routing with ...
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Fedora + Nginx + Wordpress virtual host on EC2 generating links to actual host name

I'm currently trying to set up a virtual host in Nginx so that I can run a wordpress server as though it were on a different domain. The problem I'm currently having is that the wordpress server, ...
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How do you automate failover on EC2?

Of the folks managing their own clusters (i.e. not using/paying for Amazon Autoscale, Rightscale, Scalr, etc.), how are you managing your instances on EC2 and handling (e.g.) failover? I'm wondering ...
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What is the best way to copy large files from my workstation to a Windows Server based EC2 instance?

I would like to know if there is a better way to transfer data from my workstation to my Windows based EC2 instance. Currently I am using remote desktop copy/paste, but that is a drag as I always ...
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Detect server name in PHP

I have a number of instances behind a loadbalancer. Is it possible to detect the name of the machine (e.g. ec2-XXX-XX-XXX-XXX.compute-1.amazonaws.com) in PHP for debugging? I looked through phpinfo() ...
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Restore root filesystem from cumulus

We have some servers on Amazon EC2, and we back up the entire file system using cumulus. I'm wondering how to restore the entire file system from cumulus on to an EC2 instance - we need to do a test ...
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Migrating from physical Red Hat to EC2 virtualised CentOS/other

I am migrating a classic LAMP application from Red Hat 5.3 to EC2, and cannot find a CentOS 5.3 image in the community to meet my needs. I don't have time to roll my own AMI. Creating my own repo and ...
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EC2 issue using PV-Grub and custom kernel: error 21 selected disk does not exist

Over on EC2 I am trying to setup AMI's for PLD-Linux that use the new features that allow running custom kernels from inside the AMI using PV-Grub. I've setup custom AMI's many times before but can't ...
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Do Pacemaker, Heartbeat, etc. make sense for EC2?

Does the Pacemaker ecosystem (Corosync etc.) make sense in the context of EC2? Up till some point, Corosync required IP multicast (not available on EC2), but I think it has broadcast now. Still, are ...
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Apache2 logging to file that contains server ip address

We are working towards load balancing our amazon ec2 web servers running apache2. Until we get a better log system in place, we would like to have each instance simply write their server logs to a ...
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EC2 instance suddenly refusing SSH connections and won't respond to ping

My instance was running fine and this morning I was able to access a Ruby on Rails app hosted on it. An hour later I suddenly wasn't able to access my site, my SSH connection attempts were refused and ...
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Easiest way to get feedback from an EC2 instance

I need to run a script on an ec2 instance once a day, and I'd like to have some easy way for it to let me know if something went wrong. I would prefer not to have to modify the original image, which ...
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Install my own SQL Server 2008 copy on Amazon

Can I install SQL Server 2008 Standard Edition that I got though BizSpark on Amazon EC2?
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Whats the best way to get an Amazon EC2 windows server 'joined' to my Rackspace network

We have an EC2 Windows 2008 server and 3 servers hosted at Rackspace (also windows 08). I would like to be able to address the EC2 server as though it were part of our internal Rackspace network. ...
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Where do I find my EC2 private key?

I'm trying to set up the EC2 API tools and I'm stuck because I cannot figure out where I can obtain the file pointed to by the EC2_PRIVATE_KEY environment variable (I believe I have the EC2_CERT). Of ...
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Amazon EC2 Windows 2008 Instance Unresponsive After Reboot

After doing some fairly inconsequential set up of a new Windows 2008 server instance it will cease responding to any connection attempts after a reboot. RDP, HTTP, HTTPS, you name it. I am unsure if ...
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Sharing a database across multiple EC2 Instances

I recently set up a micro instance on Amazon EC2, and I was wondering what the process was for sharing a database across instances. Would the easiest solution be to have one instance be dedicated to ...
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Zero-downtime availability in a web-serving frontend on EC2?

We have a web application with low load but high availability requirements. It consists of a single front-end load balancer and a couple back-end servers. The load balancer is there primarily for ...
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How do I get administrator permissions on an EC2 instance?

I have an Amazon account, as does my colleague. He spun up an EC2 instance, and wants to give me admin permissions. In particular, I want to be able to start and stop the instance, open and close ...
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What is the data integrity of Amazon RDS? Do I need to make automated backups to S3?

I host my most valuable data on Amazon RDS. What is the failure rate of Amazon RDS, and what provisions do they have in place for high availability and data redundancy?
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Fastest way to move data between GoGrid and Amazon EC2

I need to move 100+ Gigs of data from GoGrid to Amazon EC2 as a one-off migration task. What's the best/fastest way for doing that you can recommend? Servers on both ends are Windows if that helps ...
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What is the easiest way to upgrade an EC2 instance type?

In order to upgrade our EC2 instances (or downgrade for that matter) I use the AWS console to "Create Image (EBS AMI)" and then I launch the AMI once it has been created. Is there a way that would ...
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How to use SSL on AWS EC2

I have an AWS EC2 account and I am running an instance that serves as a web host for my PHP website. This is a private website that has no UI but only URLs to be requested by my other software to get ...
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Amazon ELB and private IP addresses

We are considering using Amazon's ELB for load-balancing requests to internal API servers. If we use it, do we have to route our traffic through the public IP addresses, and thus lose the speed and ...
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General questions about Windows on Amazon EC2

I have some general Qs on my mind about Windows on EC2: Don't Windows servers normally have a key/license written somewhere into them, in which case can I not extract this (legitimate) license using ...
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What is the probability on AWS EC2 that I will lose my instance store data?

For the setup we are using, rolling the existing community AMI into an EBS volume and booting off that is a lot of work. The application data (including user uploaded files) is stored on an EBS ...
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how to best transfer files from a ubuntu server to a windows server?

What are my options in sending files from a ubuntu server to a windows 2008 server? Both servers are hosted at amazon's aws ec2. These are xml files that I that are generated on the ubuntu server, ...
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How to install Ganglia on CentOS 5.4 64 bit?

In my case it's running on EC2 Compute Cluster HVM instance, so it should use TCP instead of UDP.
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how to collect and aggregate logs from multiple machines in Amazon AWS environment

We have multiple Ec2 servers running and they have a tendency to be started and shut down at unpredictable times (based on load etc). What is the best way to collate and aggregate logs from them in ...
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How to cap bandwidth usage on AWS EC2?

I'm planning to use AWS EC2 for my web application and I need control over the bandwidth usage (don't want the instances to be compromised and ramping up bandwidth cost crazily). There are many ...