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linking a local windows git repository to the aws linux git server

I want to create a git server on my aws linux server so that whenever I want to update my website in the public_html I dont have to manually transfer files to the server, I want to make use of git, ...
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Xen based AMI does not boot (/dev/xvda)

Trying to create an AMI Instance Store within a xen based guest (VM: CentOS 6.6, 32 bit, PV). 'ec2-bundle-vol' only accepts /dev/xvda1 as a valid block device. If device entries are modified in ...
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Installing Google Chrome on Amazon Linux

I am trying to install the latest version of Google Chrome on Amazon Linux using yum. As far as I can tell Amazon Linux is based on RHEL/Centos however, it doesn't look like Google support this ...
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Domain name redirect to Elastic IP address when typed in browser Amazon EC2

I Pointed my Godaddy domain to Amazon Elastic IP Address in godaddy zone file (poitned @ to my elastic IP address) ,When I write domain name in browser ,it redirects to Elatic IP address ,how to ...
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AWS service to expose key/value pairs to EC2 instances

Is there a centralized AWS service to expose key/value pairs to EC2 instances easily? I'd prefer a way that either exposes as a https endpoint, or injects them into environment variables without ...
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Elastic Beanstalk Test Environment use copy of production data

I have 3 environments using Elastic Beanstalk - Prod, Test, Dev. I want to use a copy of production database in my Test environment. It seems there's no easy way to "just use a different database". ...
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certificate does not match name aws private ip

Using AWS ec2 with a load Balancer and elastic IP. Im trying to add and SSL certificate but getting the following error. Certificate does not match name shop.domain.com Subject ip-172-31-19-115 ...
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How can I efficiently create daily write replicas of an RDS instance?

We're looking to create a replica of a postgres RDS instance that our developers can write to (not just a simple read replica that AWS can easily provide). Currently we run a script nightly that ...
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Setting up SQL server on EC2?

I would like to set up a SQL server in AWS on an EC2 server. I originally wanted to use an RDS instance however we require the bulk admin privilege for some of our operations which is not allowed in ...
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AWSLambdaExecute policy definition

Foreword: I'm not asking for configuration help. My use case is covered and working fine. This is a theoretical question. On AWS there is a policy called AWSLambdaExecute which is defined as follows: ...
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Amazon EC2 gives internal server error when posting via Python

I have a problem with python API and MY ec2 instance. When I am trying to post a json I am getting an error like 500 INTERNAL SERVER ERROR {"error_message": "Sorry, this request could not be ...
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Trouble creating ext4 filesystem when trying to mount EBS volume on AWS instance

I'm trying to mount an EBS volume on my AWS instance. Following Amazon's instructions, I get the following error when running sudo mkfs -t ext4 /dev/xvdf: Allocating group tables: done ...
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Why is New-DSComputer failing to join an ec2 instance to the directory services domain?

I have a domain xyz.com in AWS Directory Service, and I am trying to join an EC2 instance to this domain using PowerShell. I can do it manually but I am trying to automate it so that when the next ...
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How can I chain AWS IAM AssumeRole API calls?

There are a number of AWS accounts which I don't control. I've had the account owners deploy an IAM Role, TrustingSecurityAuditor, into their accounts which grants the right to assume the ...
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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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CentOS 7 mount ebs thorugh systemd unit

CentOS 7 HVM community image is not mounting the drive if as recommended we do it via rc.local(since doing it via /etc/fstab entry may halt the machine and make it not reachable if any issue occurs in ...
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Change Nginx document root from /usr/share/nginx to /etc/nginx

I've tried many things, STFW, RTFM but I still have this problem. The thing is: I have a Nnginx installed in an AWS machine (other fella installed it, not me) and I MUST serve several virtual hosts ...
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Is there any way to run cloud-init on a Redhat 5 instance in AWS?

Redhat 6 includes cloud-init hooks, which means in AWS you can install cfn-init and use CloudFormation. Redhat 5 doesn't appear to have cloud-init. Is there any way to get this working?
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Amazon RDS Instance slowly losing free diskspace

A while back the server running my instance had 20GB of EBS storage. It then started getting disk storage errors, so I increased it to 40GB. Then again, storage missing errors so I increased again to ...
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customize instance store Centos7 AMI

I am attempting to customize a base instance-store Centos7 AMI. Image I am using is: RightImage_CentOS_7.0_x64_v14.1.4_HVM - ami-d34b02e3 (instance store hvm) I start the instance, I customize it, I ...
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Amazon ELB + EC2 Header mismatch

Preamble: I have an AWS Elastic Load Balancer in front of a Single Amazon EC2 instance. I have 3 other EC2 instances sending requests via curl to the Load Balancer. Direct requests to the EC2 ip has ...
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How to change permission of users in RDS?

We have created a MySQL RDS instance on AWS called "lolbob" and while dumping our data over port 3306 using the user that was created during instance creation (also called "lolbob") it fails because ...
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Amazon IP no longer allowing MySQL connection (Error 104)

I am working on a group project that uses an Amazon EC2 server for hosting phpmyadmin. We have a PHP/MySQL website hosted on my school's server that makes database connections to amazon. Recently one ...
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Environment variables using AWS CodeDeploy

I have a web application that utilizes environment variables for some of its configuration (DB credentials, API keys, etc). I'm currently using Elastic Beanstalk for deployment and can easily set ...
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Amazon AWS IAM Policy based in time of day

The IAM service is Amazon AWS permits the creation of policies based on date, as described here: ...
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Connecting to a PostgresSQL Database Instance on Amazon Web Services

I've been trying to use the instructions found on amazon to set up my PostgreSQL database instance and connected it to PG Commander. After getting an initial connection error I checked to see if ...
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Error missing systemd on AWS server

I cant seem to figure out how to install systemd. I am attempting to upgrade mysql server on AWS from 5.5 to 5.6. I am getting the following error when trying to install- "Requires: systemd" Any ...
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Amazon EC2 VNC Nvidia GPU usage?

I have a GPU instance on Amazon Web Services I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS The console show that the drivers are loaded perfectly, see below output $nvidia-smi -q | head ==============NVSMI ...
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aws instance froze, how to find out what went wrong

So we have a instance on AWS that runs CouchDB which was down and not accessible until we rebooted the box (which took a long time). The instance is back up now and I am trying to figure out what ...
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Amazon AWS connection issues

I have a strange issue with my Amazon EC2 instance. I have created the following: m3.medium instance hosted in the Amazon cloud This instance runs the following a. Apache Tomcat application server ...
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How are autoscaling group termination policies combined?

When creating an autoscaling group I can choose an ordered list of termination policies for its instances. Amazon's documentation states that You can use these policies individually, or combine ...
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Grant CloudWatch Full Access to IAM role for specific namespace

Could not find this in the documentation anywhere — let's say I want to allow an IAM role to have full CloudWatch access but only for a single namespace of my choosing. Is this possible?
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AWS: Sync WWW folder between multiple load balanced instances

I am new to AWS. I am trying to setup an EC2 web server. I got the server up and running, I made the AMI (which included the WWW folder), added the load balancer etc. I terminated the original ...
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AWS Linux yum repository can't find MongoDB packages for install

I am trying to install the latest version of MongoDB for my 32-bit AWS Linux instance. I am following these instructions from the MongoDB documentation. I have created the .repo file in the proper ...
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Can you configure AWS Console for your time zone?

We have a maintenance event coming up on our EC2 servers, and the AWS Console lists the event time in UTC-5 - which is US Eastern. Start time September 26, 2014 7:00:00 AM UTC-5 Our company is ...
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VPN load balancing between AWS regions for DataStax cluster

I am testing some DataStax Enterprise clusters in different AWS regions and working on a desirable architecture. Currently - I have one cluster with datacenters in us-east, us-west, and eu-ireland. I ...
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Allow ELB healthcheck against nginx but block proxied connections

I have a daemon process that polls a page to monitor system status, as long as everything is happy magic_check.html will exist. As soon as something goes down the file is deleted. I have the AWS ELB ...
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Webserver needed for django WSGI API?

My app is just a REST API written in django. There is no static content or html pages served. In setting up our production environment, we are planning on using amazon ELB (load balancer) to balance ...
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Elastic Beanstalk git aws.push taking a long time and more

I am starting to use the git aws.push command from within a git repository for a certain project we are currently working on. Within the root of the repo I have got the .elasticbeanstalk directory ...
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Launching an RDS in a private subnet in VPC and access it from a web application

I have setup a VPC which has two subnets. One is a public subnet (I have Internet Gateway attached to it) and the other one is a private subnet. My web application resides inside the public subnet and ...
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Website down… due to sleeping MySQL connections?

I've just inherited the administration of a website, and I'm finding some problems: When the traffic in the site peaks (it happens when our posts are featured in some distribution lists/RSS feed), ...
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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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cannot reach munin port on other AWS instance

2 AWS instances, in the same region but different availability zones, one is in regular EC2 and the other is in VPC, both have an Elastic IP, both are 64bit Amazon Linux AMI 2014.03.1. Both are ...
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Launching an RDS Instance with a specified security group

Is it possible to launch an RDS instance and associated with a specific security group? It seems to only let me launch one that is associated with the default security group of the chosen VPC. I can ...
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Intermittent 404 on select assets, LAMP stack

We have a LAMP stack WordPress server that is serving most assets correctly. However, one plugin's CSS file and several images are returning soft 404s roughly 20% of the time. I can't find any ...
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How to install latest Tomcat7 using yum on AWS EC2?

I'd like to install the latest (7.0.53) Tomcat on an AWS EC2 instance running Amazon Linux. If I were to do "sudo yum install tomcat7 -y", I would only get version 7.0.47, as shown by " yum list ...
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RabbitMQ server randomly, mysteriously stopping

I installed RabbitMQ on my EC2 box following the RPM install instructions from their website. My OS is CentOS. Every now and then, the rabbitMQ server just stops running, nothing shows up in the ...
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Unchanged Elastic Beanstalk transitions to RED health

I've got an application running on Elastic Beanstalk that seems to randomly transition to RED. The App is running just fine and has been for a while (it is also not crashing) but every once in a while ...
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Upgrade the storage and/or provisioned IOPS on a reserved RDS instance?

I would like to reserve an RDS instance, but as of right now my instance does not need a lot of storage provisioned. I would like to reserve the instance with 100GB and 500 IOPS provisioned, but I ...
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How to restore a dd image to an EBS volume

I have a local dd image myimage.bin, which I want to use to create an AWS EBS volume. The only way I can figure out how to do this is to, 1) Launch an AWS instance 2) Create and attach an EBS ...