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Amazon S3 tools for Debian?

I need to (programmatically, in a shell script) upload an EAR file to an Amazon S3 bucket on Debian (5.0.4). What, if any, Debian package provides simple, scriptable tools for that? Ideally this ...
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Preventing Amazon S3 Bandwidth Stealing?

I have a Image Hosting Site that is using Amazon S3 as a main source for bandwith and storage. I have a few option here to prevent other sources from stealing my bandwith, but I am hoping there are ...
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How to show a “linked from site X” placeholder instead of actual photo?

I’m hosting a bunch of photos on Amazon S3 and also running Amazon CloudFront for them. Also, I’m running a custom domain name. Now, in case someone tries to embed the image to another website, I’d ...
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How to get a custom Amazon s3 url?

Right now when I upload a file to my Amazon s3 buckert the url to the file looks like this: https://s3.amazonaws.com/<MY BUCKET NAME>/filename.extension I would like to use something like ...
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How do I prevent deletion of S3 buckets?

It looks like creating a bucket policy might do the trick, but I am having trouble creating the policy.
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How frequently do Amazon CloudFront objects expire?

The answer I can find in the FAQ is as follows An object stays in an edge location until it expires. After the object expires, CloudFront must go back to the origin server the next time that ...
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CloudFlare CDN and static site with root on Amazon S3

I've set up an S3 bucket to host my static site. Now I am trying to wrap CloudFlare around this, but I get the following warning when adding a CNAME entry for the root domain in CloudFlare's DNS ...
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How should secret files be pushed to an EC2 (on AWS) Ruby on Rails application?

How should secret files be pushed to an EC2 Ruby on Rails application using amazon web services with their elastic beanstalk? I add the files to a git repository, and I push to github, but I want to ...
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Cross Region S3 bucket policy

I would like to allow EC2 servers based in us-east-1 to read content from a bucket in us-west-2. Every time I try I get a "The Bucket you are attempting to access must be addressed using the ...
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Creating url from the cloudfront aws

I have my js files which I have uploaded into the Amazon S3 and linked it with the Cloudfront. I got a url something like this : dxxxxxxxx.cloudfront.net But opening that url in my browser ( I'm ...
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Store profile image of all users into single directory or per subdirectory id?

I'm using amazon s3 as storage for users profile pic. I see that many websites generates large random filenames and put them into the same root directory like: ...
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Backing up data (including mysqldumps) to S3

We have a web app on a number of servers and we want to add an additional layer of redundancy by backing up the key data to S3. The key data is the MySQL database and a folder containing dynamically ...
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How to calculate Amazon S3 prices

I am trying to estimate how much I need to pay to store images for my customers on Amazon S3. I use their calculator but the total seems to cheap. Feels like I am missing something. Each image is ...
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How to configure S3 or DNS to handle incomplete name (sans www) for web site?

I have a set up a bucket called "www.mydomainname.com" to host my website and I have configured the CNAME such that "www.mydomainname.com" points to the my endopint ...
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Mounting an S3 bucket onto a AWS Ubuntu instance issues

i'm using s3fuse to mount an s3 bucket onto ubuntu, so that i can take advantage of the storage space. here are some environment info: System Info: Linux ip-xxx-xxx-xxx-xxx 2.6.38-8-virtual ...
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Cname and Amazon S3 failure

I had a quick question. If you set up a cname for your amazon bucket and lets say your main amazon s3 bucket goes down, does cname you created serve files, in other words, do your files get redirected ...
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Change Amazon S3 storage class on A LOT of files

We are using Amazon S3 and a great deal of our files have the STANDARD storage class. We want to change this to REDUCED_REDUNDANCY class to save the extra money. However, is has been hard to find a ...
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Web-based file server solution

Like many companies, we're running a Windows-based file server which all users have access to the root, then each folder is access controlled appropriately. It's behind a VPN and works reasonably ...
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Good simple VPS to S3 Backup scripts?

anyone has a nice, simple script for backing up a VPS to a S3 bucket? can be ruby, python, whatever... should be easy to configure! thanks
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uploading to amazon s3 using lftp

Is it possible to upload files from an ftp to an amazon s3 bucket using lftp? I tend to run this from an ec2 instance.
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Amazon EC2 migration from one region to the other

I'm using the following Amazon EC2 resources in the US East (Virginia) region: 1 Running Instance 1 Elastic IP 2 EBS Volumes 100 EBS Snapshots 1 Key Pair 2 Security Groups 5 My Own AMIs (customized ...
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Can I have SFTP for my domain resolve to a different host

OK, this is probably a really basic DNS question, so sorry... My small one-person company's domain, mikekellyconsulting.com, is hosted by Web.COM (a/k/a Interland) on a Windows hosting plan. ...
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Using .htaccess to serve files from Amazon S3 CloudFront

My ideal setup would be to take a current clients site, upload a .htaccess with a regex inside, that would match the URI, and if it finds a certain file extension, it would use the same path, but with ...
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Updateing files on Amazon’s CDN

is there any way to update files stored on Amazon's CDN service? Seems like it won't take any update of a file we make (eg. removing the file and storing the new one with the same file name as ...
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No targets available when trying to set alias target from Route 53 to S3

I'm trying to setup a simple Amazon AWS S3 based website, as explained here. I've setup the S3 bucket (simples3websitetest.com), gave it the (hopefully) right permissions: { "Version": ...
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Hosting a site on Amazon S3, URL keeps redirecting

I am trying to use Amazon S3 to host my webiste. I have the domain registered though namecheap. Whenever I navigate to mywebsite.com the URL in the browser changes to ...
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How can I download an S3 binary file using Amazon's AWS CLI tool?

I am trying to download a binary file from an AWS S3 bucket using Amazon's new command-line interface. However, the tool responds with an error message. $ aws s3 get-object --bucket myBucketName ...
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Is it safe to use S3 over HTTP from EC2, as opposed to HTTPS

I found that there is a fair deal of overhead when uploading a lot of small files to S3. Some of this overhead comes from SSL itself. How safe is it to talk to S3 without SSL when running in EC2? ...
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Can a S3 mount be used as the document root for Apache?

Has anyone been successful in having their DocumentRoot reside on an S3 mount (using s3fs)? I currently have a mounted bucket at /mnt/s3. I can read and write files to it no problem. In my ...
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AWS - Status check fails when loading AMI created from snapshot

I have a running micro instance using an 8GB EBS that I've customized. To my understand there are two ways I can create an AMI from this. 1) EC2 console -> INSTANCES - Instances -> Right Click ...
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Configure non-destructive Amazon S3 bucket policy

There's a bucket into which some users may write their data for backup purposes. They use s3cmd to put new files into their bucket. I'd like to enforce a non-destruction policy on these buckets - ...
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Cloud storage options for client downloads

I'm looking for a way to distribute sample files to clients. Requirement is that it's (relatively) simple to upload files, a link can be sent to a client who can download the file with a browser, the ...
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Best practice for synchronizing sources across servers (Amazon EC2)

I'm moving from single app server to load balanced config. In the single server config I synchronized the sources by S3 cmd sync s3 every few minutes and on hostup (Scalr event) I sync the sources ...
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Is it secure to upload all kinds of file in website?

we have a website that allow the user to upload the files.Now if I am allowing the user to upload all the file extensions without restricting them is it secure?I am restricting only by the file size ...
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Using URL Rewrite to remap local image folder to an S3 bucket

I'm trying to implmenet a scenerio where my website's images are stored in an Amazon S3 bucket. So far, i've setup the bucket and the CNAME record so that images are correctly served from S3 via the ...
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S3 upload delayed

I have 2 servers using the same data located in AWS S3 storage. One is processing HTTP traffic, the other does longer lived jobs. How it works is that HTTP one saves data to S3, dispatches event to ...
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Cannot upload files bigger than 8GB to Amazon S3 by multi-part upload due to broken pipe

I implemented S3 multi-part upload, both high level and low level version, based on the sample code from http://docs.amazonwebservices.com/AmazonS3/latest/dev/index.html?HLuploadFileJava.html and ...
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How to backup MySql to Amazon S3?

What is the best software to use to regularly backup a MySQL database into Amazon S3? It looks like there are several solutions out there, and I am just wondering if there's a consensus on what's ...
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Where would an S3 upload speed cap originate?

I do a ton of uploading to S3 and am experiencing capped speeds and I can't quite figure out how to address it. The setup: Windows Server 2008 R2 x64, external HD, using a Java based upload tool ...
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How to transfer 4.4 GB of user images to S3?

What would be the best way to transfer 4.4 GB of user images to S3? I would prefer to somehow directly trasnfer images from my current production server to a S3 bucket and without having to download ...
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How to use Symantec Backup Exec with S3 Amazon Storage?

Is there any proven efficient way on how to use Symantec Backup Exect for Windows Servers to use S3 as one of the Devices to backup to. Even if it means to use a plug-in to make it work. thanks!
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Can you have private URLs in Amazon's CloudFront?

In Amazon's S3 storage system you can have sort of private URLs using a special query string and expiring the link after a while. Is such a private system possible using Amazon's CloudFront, which is ...
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Backing up onto S3 - do I want to use bucket in a different region?

We are using Amanda to send backups to S3. Each host is acting as its own Amanda "server". All hosts are currently using the same S3-bucket -- each has its own subfolder under it. The dumps are saved ...
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Restore a versioned S3 bucket to a particular point in time

Let's say I've got S3 versioning enabled for my bucket: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/dev/Versioning.html Then, let's say someone (for example, junior employee) messes up the S3 bucket ...
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How can I reuse existing resources in CloudFormation?

I've have S3 bucket as resource in my CloudFormation template. With DeletionPolicy set to Retain. This works as expected, when deleting the stack, it does indeed retain the bucket. However, when I ...
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CloudFront, S3, EC2: how can you reroute request from CloudFront to EC2 unless file exist at S3?

My application uses all 3 service layers. Recent feature request to lower the outgoing traffic gives us some uncertainties. Say, we have a requirement to distribute the image.jpg file with ...
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Synchronize AWS EC2 instances

I have been looking for a way to synchronize files between my EC2 web servers . However in most of the places it is mentioned that S3 can be used in such cases . However my question is S3 provides for ...
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Dovecot with S3QL

Due to periodically running out of space on EBS volumes on AWS EC2, and looking to make the setup more fault resistant in case of server/volume failure, I'm considering moving a Dovecot maildir ...
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How long before an s3 bucket can be created with same name after deletion?

Title is quite explanatory, but I have just deleted an s3 bucket as it was in the wrong region and am wanting to recreate it in the correct region with same name as the just deleted one. Is there any ...
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Multisite on AWS EC2

I'm working on a multi-site app targeted to run fully Amazon Web Services. Due to its nature, it will have significant traffic spikes, followed by long periods of low traffic, so the ability to scale ...