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What's the easiest way to back up EC2 instances automatically?

I'm worried I might log in one day and my fully configured instance has been removed. I would like to be able to back it up daily to S3 but frustratingly this is not a simple setting in the console. ...
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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 ...
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Handling multiple server blocks in nginx configuration

I am working on setting up a proxy server for my application.The use case is I want a specific set of requests to be redirect to say abc.com and rest of the request to be redirected to xyz.com. Eg:If ...
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Using amazon S3 as storage for attachments in a web-mail system

I am looking to use S3 as data storage service for a mail system. The idea is to allow users to upload files that serve as attachments to their emails, which are then available to download from the ...
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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 copy all s3 buckets to another AWS account?

I'm copying all EC2 instances to another AWS account (creating the AMIs, sharing them with that account and running the instances from AMIs there). I also need to move my S3 buckets since the ...
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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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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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S3-compatible Object Storage systems [closed]

Has anyone come across a near 100% Amazon S3 RESTful API compatible object storage system? What I am after is a layer that sit on top of any (preferably a POSIX) filesystem that provides Amazon S3 ...
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AWS IAM user access issues for S3

I have the following IAM policy for a user { "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Sid": "Stmt1395161912000", "Effect": "Allow", "Action": [ "s3:ListBucket", ...
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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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Is mounting S3 buckets directly into EC2 instances safe?

as the title of my question says, I would like to know whether this is a good practice or not, I know I can mount it in an EC2 instance but I was wondering if, as I will be adding more instances to ...
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Snapshots == EBS backed instance, persistence, and S3 storage?

I want to clear up some confusion and clarify understanding on EC2 instances being EBS backed. If you start an AMI from a community image, configure your server as you want it configured, then use ...
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Amazon CloudFront and EC2: Global Load Balancing

We have an app that is going to store and serve up a decent amount of data in S3 to a global audience where latency should be minimized. So, we've been doing tests with Amazon CloudFront and have seen ...
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Forcing CloudFront to pass-through the latest HTML file from S3

Background I'm hosting a static site on S3, with CloudFront over the top. The issue I have is with my HTML files. According to CloudFront's FAQ: Amazon CloudFront uses these cache control ...
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Best remote mounted filesystem based on S3

I need to know what the best (read: highly performant and fault tolerant) filesystem solution based on Amazon's S3 is. I have looked a s3fs, but I notice that it has not been worked on for a while ...
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Amazon S3 access control + bandwidth

I'm thinking about maybe using Amazon S3, but have a few questions: does it provide access control to limit GETs? does it provide "high-speed" transfer? I'm looking to serve large files to a vast ...
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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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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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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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What is causing Access Denied when using the aws cli to download from Amazon S3?

I'm really flailing around in AWS trying to figure out what I'm missing here. I'd like to make it so that an IAM user can download files from an S3 bucket - without just making the files totally ...
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Best failover strategy for e-mail servers on AWS to ensure high availability

We have our e-mail server hosted on AWS. Last week Amazon had a failure in their East Coast region which brought down our server along with many others. We now want to implement a failover strategy ...
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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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Benefits of Amazon S3?

I've looked at Amazon's S3 and I'm planning on moving stuff over to it, but I'm wondering what stuff should be moved and what shouldn't. Is it that much of a benefit to move all of my images there so ...