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How does one keeps Amazon EC2 mount point in sync?

I have /var/www/html/ on INSTANCE_ID=i-xxxxxxxxx and I MUST have same thing on another instance, but I can't use rsync or cron to manually trigger synchronization. How does one accomplish that goal? ...
0
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1answer
211 views

AWS: Best solution for syncing files across autoscaled EC2 instances?

I'm working on setting up autoscaling on EC2; Instances will be running a web app with big traffic spikes. The first solution I tried for syncing files across instances (since the web app will write ...
0
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1answer
73 views

Sync EC2 instances

I know many people have asked how to sync multiple ec2 instances and it seems the usual answer is to store all the assets in S3. Would this still make sense if the only thing I am trying to share ...
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1answer
116 views

Restore snapshot from other aws account?

I am new in this, so forgive my beginner question. I have an aws account which is currently in us-west-2c. It has a instance running, and also a couple of volumes which i made. I have multiple backups ...
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1answer
129 views

Which is better - AWS S3 or EBS? [closed]

I am trying to create a system where users can upload their data (audio, text) which can run into around 200 MB per user. I am trying to figure out what is the best way to go ahead - using S3 or EBS. ...
0
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1answer
74 views

Empty /mnt: store-backed instance launch from EBS-backed AMI

I have an EBS AMI which I want to publish in AWS Market Place. The AMI was created with data in /mnt. The snapshop includes both /dev/sda1 and /dev/sdb devices : Block Devices: ...
2
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1answer
175 views

How can I turn an existing Windows Server 2008 EBS-backed instance into a S3-backed (instance-backed) AMI?

I understand there is no direct conversion to get from EBS to S3. But is there some series of steps that can make this happen, or is rebuilding the image from scratch the best option? Is there a way ...
4
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2answers
1k views

What design features make Joyent's ZFS and Amazon's EBS (S3) reliable?

I know this isn't exactly an apples to apples comparison, what I'm trying to evaluate is which one is safer - less likely to lose data. Joyent's SmartOS uses ZFS to store data whereas an EC2 machine ...
2
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2answers
1k views

Amazon EC2 - What's the point of having Instance storage if it is non-permanent and EBS provides a permanent store?

I'm specifically looking at the Standard Large On-Demand instance which has 850 GB of instance storage. What I really don't understand is why have 850 GB of storage on the instance if that data will ...
8
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2answers
4k views

EC2 - Shared Storage - S3FS or EBS?

Building my web service onto EC2 right now and have a single instance behind a load balancer. I will of course cater for multiple instances. My initial idea was to run all the instances a dumb ...
0
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2answers
383 views

Best practice for storing read-only instance data?

So, i'm currently writing my bachelor thesis and my job is to cloudify a webservice which recommends a soundtrack for images. The main part of the recommendation process is a lookup on a ~40gb index ...
2
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4answers
559 views

What kind of EC2 setup do I want?

Okay, I'm more of a coder, and not as familiar when it comes to things like system setup, though I try my best. I'm currently using Slicehost (stats below) to run a personal website that gets an okay ...
2
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2answers
539 views

AWS S3 and EBS backup?

I'm rather new to Amazon Web Services. I have a question regarding S3 and EBS. Do I have to backup an S3 or EBS service? Are these types of storage secure and backuped by amazon itself?
2
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2answers
922 views

Best AWS Architecture?

The goal is to have as much redundancy as possible so that we can quickly recover from instance failures or any other issues. Our current AWS setup for a Rails WebApp that we run is as follows: EC2 ...
1
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2answers
920 views

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?
4
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3answers
273 views

AMIs in Amazon EC2

I really like the Amazon EC2 environment, and thought I'll spend a bit of time playing around with various types of public (Windows!) AMI servers. But testing has been a bit, well, questionable. Some ...
6
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4answers
3k views

MogileFS/GlusterFS/etc + Amazon EBS + Amazon EC2

I have a web application that serves binary files (images, etc). Our application runs on Amazon EC2. We were originally going to use Amazon S3 to store and serve these files, this is no longer an ...
3
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4answers
832 views

best practice? Consumer data in MySQL on Amazon EBS (Elastic block store)

This is a consumer app, so I will care about storage costs - I don't want to have 5x copies of data lying about. The app shards very well, so I can use MySQL and not have scaling issues. Amazon EBS ...