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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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How to move S3 bucket to different location

We use S3 for storing millions of entries in our webapp, now we move the whole thing to EC2, EU servers, and we also want to move that S3 data to EU. But the bucket we use is in US, and there seem 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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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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S3 Interfaces for Backup, etc [closed]

Since none of the S3 "file systems" are compatible right now, what s3 gateway tool do you recommend for mounting a remote S3 bucket for backups? I've been using S3FS, but I've heard a lot of people ...
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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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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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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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Best remote mounted filesystem based on S3 [closed]

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 now,...
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How can I set up an SFTP server backed by S3 (or similar)

I need to set up an SFTP server that, essentially, has very large capacity. I need to give one of our partners SFTP login details to a server where they will upload millions of files, totalling a few ...
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Access denied copying files using S3 CLI

Attempting to pull down the contents of an S3 bucket using the AWS CLI, I'm getting the following: aws s3 cp --region us-east-1 s3://s3.amazonaws.com/my-bucket . --recursive A client error (...
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I'm trying to use “aws s3 sync” on my EC2 instance. Is the '--exclude' option broken?

I'm trying to backup my EC2 instance to S3 using Amazon's official tools that come preinstalled on the EC2 instance. I'm having difficulty getting the sync command to exclude directories from the sync....
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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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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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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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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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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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No Cache-Control Header for files from AWS CloudFront with S3 Origin

We just migrated to Amazon AWS. We currently have an EC2 instance that's working well. It's running Nginx in front and Apache in the back-end. That's running well also. All sites are launched properly ...
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Sender address rejected: Domain not found - after Route 53 (Amazon AWS) changes

We had been getting these messages when customers try sending us emails. This is an automatically generated Delivery Status Notification THIS IS A WARNING MESSAGE ONLY. YOU DO NOT NEED ...
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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 ...