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What AWS services allow you to specify a path for the resource's ARN?

The AWS Documentation on Amazon Resource Names says Some services let you specify a path for the resource name. For example, in Amazon S3, the resource identifier is an object name that can ...
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opsworks/chef databag where to put the json file?

Hello I'm reading this howto: https://github.com/imoglobe/opsworks-cookbooks/blob/master/user/README.md but it does not mention where to put the data bag in the cookbook with the list of users in json ...
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Can't connect to RDS MySQL

So, I created a new DB and my EB app is reaching it fine, but I can't seem to access MySQL from my computer. When I try to run: mysql --host=123.abc.us-west-2.rds.amazonaws.com –-port=3306 –u myname ...
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Move static files from EC2 to S3 (or cloudfront) without updating links

Right now, I have a site entirely on an EC2 instance including all static files like css, js, and images. I'm wondering about the best way to handle moving them. For example, in my <HEAD> on a ...
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Sync files from local filesystem with S3 - one way

I have a process that generates log files to the local filesystem, and files that are more than 2 weeks old are automatically purged. I want to use the aws command line tools to sync my folder with ...
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Why can't I create a superuser in AWS Postgresql instance?

I have an AWS EC2 instance connecting to an RDS instance (Postgresql). When I created the RDS instance, I told it the DB root's username was: my_user1 and the password was password1. Now I'm ...
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Is it possible to have a local authoritative DNS that falls back to Route 53 for unknown local subdomains?

I have a local Forward Lookup Zone (Win Server 2003) for zxurian.com that has it's own A record, as well as a few subdomain records. I also use Route 53 for public DNS, and have a hosted zone there of ...
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Does the AWS CLI mv command also do a copy-and-delete?

I am investigating renaming bundles in AWS S3. I would prefer to use the SDK, but it appears that the SDK only supports Copy and Delete. This because the object keys are used for partitoning the ...
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AWS EC2 and storage spreadsheets [closed]

Does anyone know of a way to obtain the raw pricing data from AWS for their various hardware components (specifically EC2 and S3)? I noticed they produced a spreadsheet back in 2010 that isn't ...
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ELB - High latency when enabling cross-zone balancing

I'm working on improve our infrastructure reliability in AWS and one of my tasks is enabling cross-zone balancing on our ELBs. Our ELBs receives around 20K request by second on rush hours as well as ...
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Sharing Private AMI: Not showing up on other account

I am trying to share an AMI (runs Windows Server 2008 R2) from one AWS account to another. I used these instructions to share it from the Console. I shared it to the account ID found under Account Id ...
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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 ...
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Why can't I SSH to this AWS NAT instance in a public subnet?

For experimentation purposes, I’m trying to setup an AWS EC2 inside a VPC that has both public and private subnets as described in this tutorial. However, when I try to SSH in step #2, it fails ...
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Multi Client Dropbox Like Service on AWS

We currently have around 15 dropbox accounts which multiple clients use to send files to our office. This is extremely unmanageable from an administrative standpoint and also very inefficient from a ...
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Security group in ec2 linux instance need to be edited every time

I have created linux instance and installed wordpress on it. Every time I open my page after making change in code via commandline login , it shows this message - The connection has timed out ...
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JIRA Usage on AWS

I just set up JIRA on my ec2 instance after installing it via .bin installer file. But when I hit the ec2 url: ec2-xxxxx.xxxxx.amazonaws.com It is hitting the test success page for apache2 which I ...
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No Data returned from IIS 8 behind Amazon ELB

We have a few Windows 2012 boxes running IIS 8 behind an AWS ELB. On a recent reboot, we lost the ability to hit those servers, via web browser, when connecting through the ELB. If we address the ...
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Possible to set an internal vpc dns name with the run-instance cli command?

I am reading throught the cli documentation and it seems like this should be possible, based on some of the outputs, but I can't seem to get the following option to work with run instance. aws ec2 ...
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Can you setup multiple Public subnets on a single AWS VPC?

So here is our scenario, we currently have a production environment on AWS, we utilize an VPC, and use multiple EC2 servers that are all on this VPC. In order to create a development environment that ...
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Can we connect an OSX computer to an AWS VPC VPN?

We have a OSX computer we would like to connect to our AWS VPC. This OSX computer is on a network we do not control in a different physical location as the rest of our network. Using OSXs Networking ...
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Jenkins publish over ssh success to connect the server but failed put file

I have a problem that when I do build to my job, its cannot put my file on the server directory in console output i get the message "ERROR: Exception when publishing, exception message [Permission ...
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Parallel Processing and Disk IO for performance. More cores or more servers?

I have a large analysis job on an AWS EC2 instance (c3.8xlarge) on Ubuntu 12.04. The objective is to load the server at 100% CPU, running as many jobs as memory allows (varying amounts but generally ...
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OpenVPN Traceroute Issue

I have the following basic OpenVPN configuration: Datacenter Side: Subnet: 192.168.168/24 WAN->Router(192.168.168.1)->OpenVPN Server(192.168.168.200) Config File: port 1195 dev tun remote ...
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How do I set EC2 instances with a specific tag to terminate automatically after a set amount of time after launch?

We use Vagrant to launch and provision instances upon each commit to our codebase, which a continuous deployment server then runs tests against. The continuous deployment server launches the instance ...
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What's the difference between a private and public subnet?

For the purposes of learning, I'm trying to setup a public/private VPC in AWS without using the wizard, and I'm trying to determine how AWS decides if a subnet is private/public. For argument sake, ...
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ASG replacement with same IP

Summary When a node fails, or is otherwise removed, how can an ASG be configured to respawn that node with the same private IP as the one it is replacing? I notice that there is support for ...
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Ubuntu raring apt-get update is failing on AWS/EC2?

I'm working with a StarCluster AMI, and trying to install my software onto it. However, I'm having trouble with apt-get. I try to install a package: (! 141)-> sudo apt-get install ...
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AWS OpsWorks - How do I execute a custom recipe from the command line against a specific layer?

I want to do the equivalent via the CLI that clicking on the stack, selecting only instances in a specific layer and running Execute Recipes command (or alternatively trigger the Configure lifecycle ...
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kworker consuming +90% IO and zero disk write

this is a standard apache web server on AWS Linux AMI + EBS. We are noticing high load average (+8) and iotop -a shows: Total DISK READ: 0.00 B/s | Total DISK WRITE: 2.37 M/s TID PRIO USER ...
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Where is my RAM going? [duplicate]

I see only 370 MB (10%) free on an AWS Amazon Linux instance: $ free -m total used free shared buffers cached Mem: 3752 3709 42 0 ...
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Amazon Web Services VPC ClassicLink feature in Cloudformation?

Does anybody know how to configure ClassicLink in a VPC in cloudformation? I'd rather not have to manually enable this every time I update a stack. The cloudformation documentation always seems to lag ...
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Can Chef AWS cookbook query EC2 instance tags?

Chef has the official AWS cookbook (https://github.com/opscode-cookbooks/aws), which allows for spinning up of AWS resources, as well as updating of resource tags. Can the custom resources introduced ...
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ElasticBeanstalk: Set instance type and security group from config file

I'm having trouble defining instance type and security groups through .ebextensions/*.config files in the root of my application bundle. Briefly, I have two config files that look like this: ...
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No public IP after stop/start Amzon EC2 intance

I have setup an AWS EC2 instance with a Elastic IP. Static IP and Elastic IP both works fine (shows default NGINX page). However when I STOP the instance and START back up, there is only a domain ...
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security group rules between EC2-classic and VPC server

We are currently using a set of Amazon EC2-classic servers for hosting our live and staging environments. We've got a couple of web servers and a background worker server in each environment. We've ...
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VPC public subnet internet access with ELB hooked up

I am attempting to set up a web server (nginx) that needs access to the internet while also being hooked up to an ELB but I am having trouble getting this solution working. Details: 3 public ...
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What is the best way to monitor a http to https redirect on AWS

We have a deployed our Java web application on AWS via Beanstalk. The load balancer is set to forward https (443) to port 80 on EC2, and also forward http (80) to port 80 on EC2. The EC2 instance has ...
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AWS Cloud Front with S3, serving static files- Redirects implemented via java script at browser level

We have our Java application on tomcat server webpages- the application fetch content from multiple services and Database to create page and respond. We are checking for a best method to improve the ...
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How to find evidence of outbound network traffic in linux

I have setup a standard web application server in AWS using a bitnami Apache-Tomcat AMI. The instance is running in a public subnet with all Outbound traffic open but only allowing traffic inbound ...
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AWS Elastic Load Balancer : white list only my IP

My objective: To make my AWS Elastic Load Balancer hittable by only traffic from my ip. What I have tried: created a security group in EC2 security groups set an inbound rule that allows all ...
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Nginx : AWS Route 53 : ELB : naked redirect

Setup I have two rails app instances running in Opsworks Layer. I am using Route 53 and an ELB to route traffic to my Layer. Objective To redirect naked domain traffic to my www domain. chicken.com ...
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Cannot access nuget.org Windows server 2012

I am trying to setup a build server on AWS Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 base image. The server however is unable to connect to www.nuget.org to retrieve the packages for the build (and cannot access ...
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Terminate default EC2 t1.micro instance

I am new with AWS EC2. I see that after following the Setting Up Guide I have a running default instance t1.micro without key-pair associated. I have launched a new t2.micro instance with a key-pair ...
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Sending mail from AWS

I was hosting my domain on another server and also using the email of a 3rd party service. I just moved my domain to AWS and it works well now (DNS propogation etc.) I also changed the MX Records ...
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Cannot access AWS instance out of country

I set up an AWS EC2 instance before heading to Germany, which worked just fine. Now that I have arrived, I can't seem to access it. NMAP says that 80/tcp is filtered. Is this Germany blocking me or ...
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AWS RDS Nightly Staging Database

I am trying to determine if it is possible to configure the RDS service in AWS to do the following, but have not had much luck with my Google searches. When it does its instance backup, have it ...
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Create an IAM Policy that allows everything except IAM except PassRole

I'm attempting to modify an IAM Policy so that users can associate an IAM Role with EC2 instances that allows Read Only rights to our S3 buckets. Our teams do quite a bit of R&D with AWS, and so ...
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AWS EC2 timeout connecting via SSH

I've just started using Amazon's free trial, and followed the "Launch an Amazon EC2 Instance" guide to set up the t2.micro instance, but I'm having trouble connecting to it over SSH. I've set up the ...
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EC2 linux any and all upstart jobs returning “unrecognised service”

Having a nightmare migrating some upstart jobs from Ubuntu to EC2 Linux (ElasticBeanstalk) I am unable to get even the most basic task to work. I am using the script below which works perfectly on ...
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Difficulty Connecting To AWS EC2-VPC From Public Wifi

I've got an EC2 instance running on an AWS VPC (free tier), on top of which I'm running a website. I'm also using an RDS MySQL DB Instance for my database needs, and have set up security groups to ...