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Amazon SES: Creating verified email address without inbox

All, I've searched for answers and couldn't find a suitable one and hence the question here -- I have couple of internal services running on AWS which need to send outbound 'notification' emails. ...
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ssmtp won't send cron email

I can't figure out why cron on my AWS EC2 (Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-32-generic x86_64)) can't seem to send email out via sSmtp to AWS SES. This works: echo "test" | ssmtp my@myemail.com ...
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Getting high CPU usage on EC2 running Plesk

I've been running Plesk on an AWS EC2 instance for over a year with no major issues. All of a sudden yesterday I start getting severe CPU spikes / periods which has made my uptime about 16% over ...
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How do I delete an AWS EC2 Instance?

I terminated an AWS EC2 instance because I incorrectly created it. I've read that this deletes an instance, but it keeps reinstantiating itself. How do I permanently and fully remove the EC2 instance ...
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openswan slow initial iperf tests

I have some working tunnel servers and although they appear to work, I'm concerned about the results of some performance tests I've been performing. The results look much like this: ...
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ssh, telnet to AWS EC2 instance time out

I can't connect to my AWS EC2 Ubuntu instance. I appear to have the address and user right, the security group allows connections on all ports, and I'm using the right key pair. SSH and telnet keep ...
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Transferring Windows server from Rackspace to AWS

I've had a Windows server hosted with Rackspace for a while. The same setup also hosts the SQL server, and has all the IIS configs, etc. Being a Windows server noob, I have no idea how I could ...
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CloudWatch not honoring alarm settings

I have a CPUUtilization alarm setup for my ec2 instance. The settings for the alarm are: CPUUtilization >= 95% for 15 consecutive periods of 1 minute (15mins total) We are still receiving alert ...
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Join EC2 instance to my Local Area Network [closed]

Is it possible to join my EC2 instance (running Windows Server 2012 R2) to my LAN? I don't want to make it a domain controller, but I want to have it local enough that I can ping other devices in ...
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Nginx proxying into random location

We are running a small nginx proxy on AWS which is adding some HTTP headers to incoming requests and then proxying these requests to another server. Nothing complicated. Its configuration is as ...
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AWS give Apache permission to write to different EBS volume

I have an EC2 instance that is running Apache and my website (php files) is also on that EC2 instance. Website users will be able to upload and download files and I would like to store (user uploaded) ...
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Tried to create 2 record set type=TXT in Route53

I'm trying to add a second TXT record to a domain, but I get the following error: Tried to create resource record set type='TXT but it already exists Can I add two records at the same domain?
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install cURL on an Amazon Suse

I'm trying to install cURL on a SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 sp3 machine. I'm using this action to do so: sudo zypper in curl And I get this error message: Refreshing service 'susecloud'. ...
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How many elastic IP's do I need to host two sites using SSL in IIS on one windows EC2 instance

I have one windows instance on instance in EC2. I have two websites configured in IIS on this instance, each with a different SSL certificate for two completely different domains. Each is a wild card ...
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How do I change the hostname on Amazon Linux on startup?

I am using Amazon Linux on EC2, passing the following cloud init directives as user data on setup: #cloud-config hostname: example.com locale: en_US.utf8 manage_etc_hosts: true manage_resolv_conf: ...
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Installing php53-devel on an Amazon Suse

(I hope this is the right place for this type of question) I'm trying to install cURL on a SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 sp3 machine. I'm using this action to do so: sudo zypper install ...
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Receiving mail in a python process on an aws instance

I'm using a Python smptd server on an AWS instance. It's listening on localhost, port 25. I can send mail to it through a Python smtp client on the same instance. I have an elastic IP associated with ...
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How to account AWS cloudfront metrics if the logs are not reliiable for this?

As mentioned on this documentation page Important We recommend that you use the logs to understand the nature of the requests for your content, not as a complete accounting of all ...
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Amazon Machine Image

I have a website running on the Singapore AWS servers. It is an EC2 instance and the website is built using django configured with Apache and MySQL. I took an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) of the ...
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Why use CNAME in Route 53+S3 combination

I have been going through Amazon's docs on using Route 53 in conjunction with S3 to serve static websites. The strategy they show is to do: example.com A -> alias to ...
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Multiple SSL certificates and Multiple secondary IP on AWS VPC

AWS are leading me to believe I can have Multiple SSL certificates on the same EC2 instance, as long as I have multiple secondary IPs on the Network interface. I have followed the two guides below, ...
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Error when trying to use aws cli and buckets with periods

I'm using the aws cli (aws-cli/1.3.23 Python/2.7.5 Darwin/13.2.0) to access my s3 buckets and it is failing with the following error if the bucket name as a period in it. $ aws s3 ls s3://my.bucket ...
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AWS t1 to t2 migration: Client.InstanceInitiatedShutdown on new t2 instance

I've had a Linux t1.micro running a small Apache/PHP/Postgresql website for a couple of years now (referred herein as "original instance"). Works like a charm. I wanted to migrate the site to the ...
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Security groups or ACLs?

I'm currently setting up several subnets on Amazon VPC. For example I've got a subnet for the database servers, one for the webservers and one for the load balancers. I try to restrict the access to ...
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Location based whitelisting of IP's on nginx webservers behind Elastic Load Balancer

I run nginx webservers behind an elastic load balancer in AWS. The real IP is got through X-Forwarded-For. The issue faced is how to use this to deny all and whitelist only specific sources for ...
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Load balanced EC2 instances for high performance hosting?

I have a fairly hefty Dell machine with dual quad-core cpus and 32GB memory. On that machine I host a pretty busy forum, but the one machine does everything; web, cache, db, sphinx, etc. I also have ...
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AWS SSD Volume pricing and IO requests [closed]

I'm looking at the pricing for the new SSD storage volumes here, and I see that there is no listed charge for per 1 million I/O requests like there is with magnetic volumes. Does that mean there is ...
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AWS - elastic load balancer unable to handle the request

I'm totally new to AWS and the world. My problem here is while requesting to AWS server. I have a server staging-storage.zazzercode.co pointing to following DNS's with respective load balancers, ...
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Can't run AWS CLI from CRON (credentials)

Trying to run a simple AWS CLI backup script. It loops through lines in an include file, backs those paths up to S3, and dumps output to a log file. When I run this command directly, it runs without ...
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How to run a script within an Amazon EC2 when the instance starts for the first time?

I have made my own AMI's for internal purpose. How do I run a script when the instance is launched using this AMI? How can I do this? My current approach is by adding the script, say myscript.sh, to ...
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In Route53, balance traffic between ELB and other IP v4 addresses

Using Route53, is there a way to round-robin to a combination of ELB's and IP v4 addresses? I have three load balancers, two are external to AWS and one is an AWS ELB. I want all three load balancers ...
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EC2 Performance Worse After SSD Upgrade

I have an older EC2 Micro instance with a standard LAMP stack installed as a development environment that was utilizing a magnetic drive. I have the same type of setup in production. I wanted to test ...
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Processes clogging up server process queue at same time each day

I have a small web application on AWS running ubuntu with 3 front end web servers and a database server. Each night at the exact same time (3am) we have a significant spike in "processes in the run ...
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Splitting an application across AWS and Heroku

My application is currently 100% managed by Heroku. A few endpoints on the application depend on very slow external resources. Heroku occasionally kills these requests if they hit 30 seconds.[1] ...
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Data backup on AWS

I need to backup a few files, no more than 1Gb initially. These files represent the mission critical data for my startup. If I lose the AWS machines on which the live data is hosted I need to be ...
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Amazon RDS - UTC daylight savings

I haven't been able to get AWS support on the line and need an answer asap - do the SQL instances on Amazon Web Services RDS use daylight savings? I know the timezone is UTC but not sure if it uses ...
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Amazon AWS Detached Image, Reattached Image Website Still Down

I picked up a client who lost their pem file, so I did the following: 1.) Stopped their instance 2.) Detached the volume 3.) Started a new instance with new key 5.) Attached volume to new instance ...
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All EC2 outbound traffic is blocked

This is access from WITHIN an EC2 outbound to anywhere. (EC2-BAD) I can get INTO the instance via ssh and I can run my webserver on port 80 and I can ping from another EC2 (EC2-GOOD) in the same VPC. ...
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What is the default username for logging in to AWS EC2 Linux instances via SSH?

I recently became responsible for administering several Amazon Web Services Elastic Cloud Computing instances, some of which run Ubuntu and some of which run Amazon Linux. I have the key pair as a ...
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PHP error logging with AWS and EC2 [closed]

I'm setting up my site to run on AWS EC2. In some presentation for AWS services I saw that there are ways to store your PHP error logs in AWS S3 and analyze it with specific tools. Can't find this ...
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AWS - Script to create EC2 snapshots and automatically rename them

I'm currently trying to setup a script (using AWS CLI from an Ubuntu server) that will do the following: Create a snapshot of every existing volume. Those volumes already have a NAME tag (Like ...
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Does Amazon CloudFront charge for storage? [closed]

I've been reviewing the features and prices of Amazon S3 and Amazon CloudFront as well as similar services offered by other providers. One thing I can't understand is why Amazon CloudFront pricing ...
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Downtime for increasing RDS storage?

I am looking to increase storage of two RDS instances (just the storage space allocated, not the instance type or other parameters). The documentation at ...
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Latency & speed considerations between 2 servers on Amazon EC2

I'm setting up a system that consists of: 2-4 database servers 2-4 webservers (running Node.js) The webservers use the database servers heavily. Aside from connecting to the private IPs of the ...
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adding 2nd private IP on AWS EC2 instance

I am having problems adding a 2nd IP on AWS EC2 instance. I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I already tried this: a) Right clicked the instance and added a 'private IP' from the manage Private IP. b) ...
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What Amazon Cloudwatch metrics I should choose for scalability?

I have application is deployed by Elastic Beanstalk. It only connecting to ElasticCache. I am testing my script capacity using siege utility siege -c 500 -r 1000 -b myurl My summary: ...
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EC2 instance snapshot

In my early days as KVM admin, when I had to do a backup of a VM image, I followed the next steps: Pause the VM Snapshot LVM volume Resume the VM Copy image Remove LVM snapshot Now I've got some ...
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How do I back up AWS S3 and EBS to a non-Amazon provider?

We've centered most of our operations on AWS, and love the ease of use there. However, every once in a while, the paranoid side of my brain wonders what could happen if, say, the bad guys got hold of ...
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Active Directory backup/restore without DSRM

I'm trying to backup my local DC to AWS for DR. When running locally, a system state backup and a restore through DSRM works fine. Unfortunately, a server in DSRM fails to boot in AWS (a situation ...
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How to launch EC2 instance with preconfigured AWS Alarm

I wan't to kill a specific instance when some of it's hardware consumption metrics reaches a certain level. If i create an alarm for the scaling group (setting maximum cpu consumption threshhold to ...