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Setting initial passwords or taking user input on Amazon Marketplace

We're looking to put an image on AWS Marketplace. The image is to include a password-based web user interface. What is the correct way to set that password? Some options come to mind: Set the ...
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Cant mount GlusterFS volume on EC2 client

After a few days of trial and error I have successfully created my gluster volume on an EC2 instance (a single one at the moment) and it is successfully started… [root@domU-12-31-39-10-26-7E ...
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In Amazon EC2, what's the best way to clone a private github repository on boot?

I need to configure an autoscale group of EC2 instances that on boot will clone a particular branch and commit from a private github repository, then execute code from inside that repository. I'm ...
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How can I store the Postgresql data on the EBS Volumes and not on the Root Volume?

My PostgreSQL database is currently stored in the cloud. Normally, when creating a PostgreSQL database, all the data is stored on the root volume of the EC2 instance. How can I make sure all the ...
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market place EBS volume as secondary device

I managed to lock myself out on AWS marketplace centos 6.3 server. It seems to be a permission issue (SELinux) and needs some reconfiguration. I was going to mount the root drive of the problematic ...
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How can I move s3 objects >5gb from one bucket to another?

Objects larger than 5GB are supported with multi-part uploading. We have 5gb+ files in one bucket already that I'd like to move to another, under the same AWS account. When I issue the command using ...
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Elastic Beanstalk Rails - Modify passenger config passenger_max_pool_size

I need to increase the passenger_max_pool_size for my Rails application running on passenger. I have used Elastic beanstalk for deployment. Any idea, how to go about this? Is there an optionsetting or ...
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How to check out bound network stats in AWS EC2

There is only one network interface in EC2 instance, and in the CloudWatch metric, I can only see "Max Network In" and "Max Network Out". As you know external traffic is billed (actually only ...
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security group not allowing connection to postgres ec2 aws

Hey im having some trouble allow remote connections to postgres from other ec2 instances using the named security group feature to rules. I have set the listens directive in postgres.conf to "*" and ...
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AWS - Previous admin gone, I don't have the .pem, am I screwed?

I've been asked to edit the html of a splash screen on a static temporary site for a client (its super simple). I have full access to the AWS portal where the instance is hosted but appear to be ...
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Dynamic Reverse Proxy on AWS

I am looking to create a HA, dynamic app environment on Amazons AWS infrastructure. (Probably along the lines of elasticbeanstalk or heroku). At this stage I am not hugely worried about routing ...
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WebDAV over SSL - Cannot access folders - no errors in logs

I am running a CentOS server on Amazon EC2 and have WebDAV, Apache, and mod-ssl installed. I tested my current configuration first through port 80 and was able to connect to the dav without a hitch. ...
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Which address should I give my registrar NS or SOA?

I'm hosting my apps in amazon ec2 server and using route 53 for hosted zone, I created a Hosted Zone for my domain. I'm wondering which addresses should I provide to my registrar, NS or SOA for ...
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AWS: How do I create an EBS AMI from a scratch image or file tree?

I have a file tree in a directory. This is used to build bootable systems on hard drives and flash drives. I've also used it to build images for virtual machines. I would like to make an AWS AMI ...
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Autoscaling policy brings up the wrong number of instances.

I configured an autoscaling policy to bring up 8 instances, but it won't bring up more than 2. Here's a description of the policy from AWS: bash# /opt/aws/apitools/as/bin/as-describe-policies ...
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How to increase the performance on Amazon Elastic Mapreduce for job execution?

My task is: Initially I want to import the data from MS SQL Server into HDFS using SQOOP. Through Hive I am processing the data and generating the result in one table That result containing table ...
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how to analyze cloudwatch data?

What is the best practice to analyze whether the EC2 server/loadbalancer is overloaded? We can get some stats from Cloudwatch . But is there a user friendly way to analyze Cloudwatch data ?? ...
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Mysql Master-ColdMaster

I explain my case: I'm at Amazon AWS and I want to be fault tolerant on a entire region failure. My basic problem is to have the db in sync with 2 regions. My options: Master-Master (high lag) ...
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Amazon Cloud Services for Disaster Recovery

To simplify our environment, at it's most atomic level, we have a .NET website running on IIS 6 on one server and the website depends on data from a MS SQL 2005 database on another server. We have ...
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Getting bandwidth spent by user or by rails application on Ubuntu

I'm running multiple rails applications on AWS instance and I need to know how many bandwidth is each application using/wasting. Some of the applications are running with passenger over Apache2 some ...
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How to securely allow web apps to read/write to S3? (the new way with IAM)

I've been banging my head against a wall on this for two hours. It's frustrating that Amazon has made this so complicated when it doesn't need to be. Let's say I have a bucket called "test," and a ...
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Single cluster of servers handling multiple ssl enabled websites

I'm running several e-commerce websites, each is processed by the same php code which loads different configuration based on the domain that it is being accessed from. I'm trying to use OpsWorks to ...
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Wordpress with cloudfront , how to mask origin url

I'm facing an issue setting up wordpress with cloudfront. I've set up all things fine, and it's working, but the problem is that when I send a request, the origin url is displayed in the address bar ...
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AWS RDS db.t2 instance performance thresholds & monitoring

We have been rolling out a standard web server configuration for mainstream CMS software like Drupal & WordPress, with the server & storage on EC2 / EBS and the database for those software ...
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i cannot access my amazon ec2 instance by visiting ip address or dns (associated with it) of the instance

Good Day. I cannot access my amazon Ec2 instance from browser by visiting its domain or elastic ip. Ec2 instance is running properly and i have checked it security group as well. I dont know what to ...
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How can I set akamai failover configuration?

I am using akamai for our cdn(for static and some dynamic contents). I want to use failover configuration over akamai. In code level I am running a service which work as asynchronously for response ...
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IPSec Tunnel AWS VPC <-> openSwan CentOS 6.6 Tunnel up, no traffic

I managed to get a tunnel up between a CentOS 6.6 box and our AWS VPC. It shows as connected on the box, and in AWS, but the problem is routing the traffic from the server. Everything I've tried ...
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AWS and security groups as inbound

I would like to do the following but it never works: nginx load-balancer ec2 server (sec group sg-1111) inbound - port:80 - all traffic application ec2 server inbound - port:9000 - sec group sg-1111 ...
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AWS AMI Add “create volume” permissions to the following associated snapshots when creating permissions

What does the significance of the Add "create volume" permissions to the following associated snapshots when creating permissions indicate when we share an AMI to a different account ? Can this be ...
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what is the correct runlevel for “Stop” in ec2?

I am trying to make a script to gracefully shutdown some application servers, I put the scripts in /etc/rc0.d but when I stop the ec2 instance on amazon, it won't call my script. what is the correct ...
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AWS security group egress rules for S3

I manually created a new security group using the AWS CLI. I created ingress rules that allow incoming connections only from my company's public IP address using the known ports for SSH (22) and ...
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what happens if a file is modified while it is being copied over the network?

A bit of background... We run Redis on several EC2 machines running the Amazon Linux distro (seems to be based on Centos to me) and currently utilize both the RDB and AOF backups. These files are ...
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mysql-ha in cloud failover

we have mysql linux 5.6 databases in AWS EC2 and we like to implement a multi region HA solution so we have no downtime and can fail over, what steps tool strategy you suggest?
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AWS deployed mongodb not connecting through node JS driver

I have a weird problem. I was able to connect mongodb through node JS drivers two days back. Suddenly I am getting connection time out. Mongodb is installed on Amazon AWS. I am able to connect mongodb ...
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AWS VPC: Windows server 2012 R2 GRE tunneling to Linux based Peer VyOS

I am asking this question after having spent some time googling and trying to work out some issues which I have with a Windows GRE tunnel in our 2nd environment (amazon AWS VPC) to a router in our ...
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How can I secure an insecure Meteor by using Nginx?

I have an insecure Meteor running on AWS. For those not familiar with Meteor, that means I am using the "insecure" package, which trades security for rapid prototyping. I only need our development ...
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PEM_read_PrivateKey failed

I'm trying to use ssh to log in to AWS from OSX Mavericks and having a hell of a time. I enter: ssh -i ~/.ssh/filename.pem ec2-user@ec2-xx-x-xxx-xx.compute-1.amazonaws.com -v And I get this, as ...
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VPC EC2 Instances can PING each other, but not SSH

I've setup an SSH with multiple subnets. I have an instance in my public subnet (Subnet A) built from an AWS NAT AMI. I have another instance in my private subnet (Subnet B) built from a standard ...
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How can I list all users in AWS Directory Service?

I'm looking for a way to list all users in an AWS AD (small), preferably with created date (of the user). Is there any way to do this? The AWS console functionality seem somewhat limited. Maybe via ...
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Unable to connect to SSTP server in AWS

I have created a SSTP server in AWS using the following as a guide: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/notime/archive/2013/06/01/how-to-configure-windows-azure-server-2012-as-an-sstp-vpn-provider.aspx I have ...
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Minimum Elastic Beanstalk policy for upload & deploy

I just created a new Elastic Beanstalk application called Chats. I then created a IAM group called Chats. Now, I want to give the Chats group a custom policy that is the most restrictive and only ...
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AWS RDS subnet/az requirement doesn't work with virtual UTM

Background: I want to put an AWS RDS instance into a VPC that has a virtual UTM as its internet gateway. Virtual UTM is an normal EC2 instance with 2 network connections, one internal, one external. ...
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Need help to understand mysql error log

MySQL data bases crash/go down every ten days. I have been reading the following error log file where it says: Database was not shut down normally! "Fatal error: cannot allocate memory for the ...
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AWS ELB and forcing Https

I have an ELB which in the first place was set to forward in this way: Protocal Port Forward-Protocol Port Http 80 Http 80 Protocal Port Forward-Protocol ...
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How to properly configure security group at AWS?

I'm trying to reach my server's FTP-port by its Elastic IP. I've configured the security group as follows: Inbound Type Protocol Port Range Destination All traffic All All ...
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Error 499: Varnish is working how load balance Nginx Webservers

I created a solution to host a magento store with high traffic (> 500 user simultaneously) on AWS. Too often HTTP 499 error appears in the access.log the Varnish. When this happens users who have such ...
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Error deploying Play Framework on AWS Beanstalk Docker

Im running a Play Framework app on AWS Beanstalk with Docker (64bit Amazon Linux 2015.03 v1.4.1 running Docker 1.6.0). Docker File: FROM relateiq/oracle-java8 MAINTAINER XXXX EXPOSE 9000 ADD files / ...
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Cannot access apache2 and tomcat running on my ec2-instance

My ec2 ubuntu instance has apache2 working on port 80 and tomcat working on 8080. I'm not able to access them from my browser, i checked the access.log for apache2 it doesn't show the request coming ...
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CloudFormation / Opsworks: public address of OpsWorks instance in CloudFormation template

I've got a CloudFormation template that's launching a central server instance using OpsWorks (so I'm defining an OpsWorks::App, OpsWorks::Instance, OpsWorks::Layer and OpsWorks::Stack). Elsewhere in ...
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EC2 websites & RDS databases backup

We have some Amazon EC2 machines on which different websites are working, and their database is being pulled from RDS-MySQL, I know for machine I can have images as backup and for RDP-MySQL it has ...