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Does anyone have any experience when it comes to speed of Amazon RDS vs MySQL on a Small server?

EC2 Small vs Amazon RDS - which is faster for MySQL? (I have one database, well-indexed and tuned. About 10,000 rows on each table.) How's the performance like?
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AWS 'vol-xxxxxxx' with Marketplace codes may not be attached as as secondary device issue

I'm encountering the same problem as here: http://www.quora.com/Amazon-EC2/Is-it-possible-to-rescue-an-EBS-volume-which-has-marketplace-codes. Basically I've locked myself out of the instance and I ...
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Amazon ec2 - how to setup?

Everytime I launch a new large ec2 instance, I get 30GB of storage, Did I do something wrong? shouldn't i get 850GB? See instance type http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/instance-types/ Large Instance 7.5 ...
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Integrate Amazon Elastic Container Registry with Jenkins

I'm trying to integrate Amazon's new Elastic Container Registry (ECR) with my Jenkins build service. I'm using the Cloudbees Docker Build & Publish plugin to build container images and publish ...
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IP Range for internal private IP of Amazon ELB

I'm trying to find out the range of IP addresses that an Elastic Load Balancer could have from an EC2 instance which is behind it. This is so I can configure the HttpRealIpModule of nginx correctly. ...
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How do I link a security group to my AWS RDS instance

I have a postgres db setup on RDS. It is running great. However, I want to link this to a set of autoscaled EC2 instances sitting behind an ELB that all reside in a single EC2 security group. I've ...
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Keeping user's filesystem persistent across AWS EC2 spot instances

I noticed that, after a new Amazon AWS EC2 spot instance is auto-launched (I have that option turned on), the state of filesystem is not current (represent the last state before previous spot instance ...
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Is it possible to have a spot instance mount a particular EBS volume as its root disk when started?

For example, in a scenario where you have an auto-scaling group of size 1 that launches a spot instance which continually uses the same root EBS volume.
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Need Ubuntu AMI of 10GB in size for Amazon AWS Free Usage Tier in Region “EU West”

I've created an account on Amazon AWS because of their Free Usage Tier promotion. It allows for a "t1.micro" instance, free of charge for 1 year. Unfortunately the "official" Ubuntu EBS images are 15 ...
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AWS - Assign an Elastic IP to a ELB

Is it possible to assign an Elastic IP to a Load Balancer?
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Aws vpc default route table in CloudFormation

Am I missing something but is there no way to add a route via CloudFormation to the default route table that comes provisioned with a VPC?
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Install SSL on Amazon Elastic Load Balancer with GoDaddy Wildcard Certificate

I'm a bit stuck installing an SSL Cert on an AWS Elastic Load Balancer. I have a wildcard certificate from GoDaddy and need to point it at the ELB. I have run the command (I ran it on one of the ...
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Is it feasible/common for people to use only AWS to host PHP/MySQL websites?

What are the drawbacks/limitations when compared to a more traditional managed shared/virtual/dedicated host?
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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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How can I give an AWS IAM user permissions to manage his own security credentials?

Specifically, I want the user to be able to create/delete his own access keys ("Action": ["iam:*AccessKey*"]) in the AWS console, but without giving them a full user list view in the IAM dashboard. ...
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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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Using Amazon RDS (or similar) as a slave

Officially, RDS instances can't be directly set up to slave non-RDS databases. My production master is MySQL running on Hetzner and I want an RDS instance to closely follow it for backup purposes, ...
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ELB Instance Out of service

After implementing ELB and Autoscalling on Amazon AWS. There's a wierd issue happens and we don't know either the reason or the fix. We installed Auto Scalling configuration to add instance of AMI ...
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Amazon SES vs EC2 Smtp server

We have an existing smtp environment setup in an EC2 instance which is used to send Transactional emails like password reset. Now we have a requirement to send System emails to a large user base in ...
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AWS SES: “Email address is not verified” error with Postfix relay

I've setup Amazon SES, verified my domain, and have been approved for Production mode. When an email from the outside world is sent to an address in my domain, my server forwards it back out to a ...
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What benefit is there to using Vagrant for AWS resource management when using Ansible for provisioning?

I understand that Vagrant is a tool to create and manage virtual machines; and that Ansible is a tool to configure one's machines (virtual or otherwise). However, Ansible's AWS modules are capable of ...
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DNS mask for Route53 crazy delegation set

I really don't know the terms to explain this problem, but please bare with me just a little bit. I have an AWS Route53 with a lot of clients, and I would like to build something like a DNS server in ...
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Installing intermediate certificates in ELB

I had a certificate expire today and needed to get one reissued from GoDaddy. In the past, I've had no trouble using the pem encodings they generate with the ELB SSL interface. However, when I try ...
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Whitelabel DNS with Amazon Route53

I've searched the internet for the answer, but I can't find it and this is because DNS management is not exactly in my skillset. I want to use Amazon AWS Route53 to host a multi tenant php application ...
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How to disable UFW ubuntu externally?

i am using amazon EC2, i enabled UFW in my server and without adding any other rule i logged out. now since there was no rule specified, i am not able to login to ssh and because of it even my website ...
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Assign a static private ip to an EC2 instance

I want my server to connect to a db server (both on an EC2 instance). How can i give the db server a static IP address to use within EC2 without using VPC?
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Routing Strategy for Multiple VPCs on AWS

I am planning to setup multiple Virtual Private Clouds (VPC) on AWS. These VPCs will be located in different geos. Each VPC will have public as well as private instances. I need to incorporate an ...
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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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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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Can I use the new free SSL/TLS AWS certificates without ELB or Beanstalk on plain EC2?

AWS just announced free SSL/TLS certificates here: https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/aws/new-aws-certificate-manager-deploy-ssltls-based-apps-on-aws/ Mainly: SSL/TLS certificates provisioned through ...
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How to create connection between AWS VPC and my PC/LAN?

May be it's little bit odd, but yes i want to make connection between AWS VPC and my PC/LAN, so i can ping any EC2 instance using their Private IP. More Details: I'm using AWS Directory Service(DS) ...
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AWS: One VPC with multiple VPN connections to different sites. What about CIDR overlaps?

So, I have an app running in a VPC, with (currently) a VPN connection to the development location. The app is accessible at, let's say, 10.0.2.25 (IP of the internal ELB, accessible only via VPN). ...
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problems with EC2 instance, disconnects unexpectedly

I have a problem with an EC2 instance. In the past the instance suddenly lost the connections via SSH and Web (Apache dead and the other servers), and I could not even make ping. However, when I went ...
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How do I set up AWS instance store?

Firstly, although knowing about AWS for a long time, this is the first time i've ever used it. I gather that EBS volumes are for persistent data storage and instance store volumes are for one time ...
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Amazon Instance Hung Up (Any Hope?)

I have very, very few users. I was scrapping some data today but that's usually not a problem. I've attached a screenshot of my instance stats. Everything has normalized and the instance is still ...
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If my SES SMTP credentials are compromised can my SES API usage (using access key+secret) be affected

We want to setup our corporate SMTP server to use AWS SMTP, which uses credentials separate from the AWS Access key and secret. I am thinking that Amazon keeps these separate so that if someone is ...
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How can I set AWS EC2 TimeZone?

I have two EC2 instances operating in the Oregon location (us-west-2c). Each of these when I issue the command date returns a value 7 hours ahead of what I would expect. I have tried adjusting the ...
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More detail EC2 instances monitoring? [closed]

I am currently using AWS Cloudwatch to monitor basic metrics of my EC2 servers. But it is lacking of detail monitoring such as partition space used, memory free etc. Should I install and use Nagios, ...
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How to upgrade to the latest AMI in AWS Elastic Beanstalk?

I'm running an application on AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and it looks like I need to create a new environment if I want to use the latest AMI. If I knew what the latest AMI id was, I could update it in ...
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AMI with or without reboot on AWS EC2

When creating AMI's from an EC2 instance I always check "no reboot", I've been wondering, what are the pros/cons of creating images with/without a reboot? Does keeping the server live affect the ...
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How to change assigned letter for Ephemeral drives automatically?

I have an AWS Windows box (Windows 2008 R2) with the following disks: C:\ 60 Gb (EBS) D:\ 200 Gb (EBS) Y:\ 40 Gb (Ephemeral SSD) Z:\ 40 Gb (Ephemeral SSD) Every time it boots I change ephemeral ...
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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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AWS VPC internet gateway and AWS services

Am I doing something wrong or is the AWS VPC ec2 instances not able to reach any of the AWS managed services (s3/sns/sqs) without a public route to the Internet Gateway in the routetable? I was told ...
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Confused by Amazon EC2 Spot Price and On-demand price, help needed

I am a little confused by Amazon EC2 Spot price and on demand price. For example, an On-demand windows instance's price is $0.07 per hour. If I bid on the "spot requests", Do I put down price lower ...
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Expose docker containers to vpc network

I have an ubuntu server running docker with one container. My server ip address is 172.31.12.29/20 in my vpc. It has tow bridges (docker0 ans lxcbr0). My container ip address is 172.17.0.2/16. The ...
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How do I access my public DNS on Amazon's EC2

I'm working with Amazon's EC2 for the first time. I went through all of the steps at http://docs.amazonwebservices.com/AWSEC2/latest/GettingStartedGuide/ and now I'm trying to access the public DNS ...
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AWS ec2 - open port 8080

I have an AWS ec2 instance. I have installed tomcat and now want to access it via the browser on port 8080. When I try to do so, the browser hangs. I HAVE ADDED 8080 TO THE DEFAULT SECURITY GROUP. I ...
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Is it possible to install MySQL extensions on Amazon RDS?

We are about to migrate our existing system from local MySQL instances on the same EC2 to a proper remote Amazon-RDS. Unfortunately there is a functionality called Median that MySQL is missing. Our ...