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Convert Windows Amazon EBS Instance backed to EBS

I've come across plenty of how-to's for this that deal with Linux (and back in 2010 when not all tools were available on the EC2 web interface) but none that deal with Windows (that work). I've tried ...
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AWS OpsWorks Deployment with Multiple Layers

On our opsworks stack, we have a stack with 2 App Servers - 1 Java and 1 PHP. Each App Server currently has 1 instance each. We also have several apps in this stack - 1 app is deployed to the Java ...
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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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Allowing inbound traffic from a different AWS security group

I'm trying to connect my server to a mongodb instance (they are in the same region). In the mongodb's security group, when allowing inbound traffic from 0.0.0.0/0, the server manages to connect. When ...
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Amazon CloudFormation: How to get an ELB's private IP for a specific subnet?

TL;DR - Is it possible for a CloudFormation template to insert the subnet-specific internal IP address of a specific ELB into the UserData of an instance within that subnet? We have a fleet of EC2 ...
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How to install all packages of “Priority: standard” on Debian

When installed from DVD, a new Debian installation has a lot of packages. I've become used to having mutt, vim, etc. installed by default. However, AWS AMIs and debootstrap installations have only a ...
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AWS route 53 database hostname best practice [closed]

So I have 3 components all connecting to same db. Should I use: comp1.domain.io comp1db.domain.io comp2.domain.io comp2db.domain.io comp3.domain.io comp3db.domain.io Or: comp1.domain.io ...
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Windows Password Sync without using Active Directory

I have a number of Windows servers running in AWS. As the number of servers grows, managing Windows logins across all the servers has become a headache. I need some sort of password synchronizer ...
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Reverse Proxy from AWS VPC to Non-VPC EC2 instance

I have a VPC network inside AWS which is where all our new servers are. However, we have some old servers outside the VPC in the EC2 cloud network. Currently we have a blog on ...
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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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forward Redis requests across AWS regions

I have a Redis instance running on AWS Elasticache in US-East. I have VPN servers running in Tokyo and US-East. The problem: How to allow Redis connections while VPNd to the Tokyo VPN? You can only ...
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EC2 elastic IP not resolving to private IP on debian instance

I've read on many sites that the answer to attaching multiple public IP addresses to an EC2 instance (for SSL, redirection, whatever purposes) is to create multiple private IP addresses, attach ...
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update and insert MySQL DB on AWS RDS with local MySQL DB

I have created an RDS database and have used mysqldump to send all my local data to that remote database using the following commands: $ mysqldump -u root fishDB > localDB.sql $ mysql -h ...
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Amazon EBS Durability

According to this link: http://aws.amazon.com/ebs/details/#availabilityanddurability It said: Amazon EBS Snapshot can expect an annual failure rate (AFR) of between 0.1% – 0.5%, where failure ...
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Restore a versioned S3 bucket to a particular point in time

Let's say I've got S3 versioning enabled for my bucket: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonS3/latest/dev/Versioning.html Then, let's say someone (for example, junior employee) messes up the S3 bucket ...
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amazon aws instance blocks outbound http requests

I have an Amazon account with ec2 instances. we have a client which we need to interact with using soap. However, Amazon only lets us run X about of queries, and then we can not issue more from that ...
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aws ec2 create-tags with quotes

I can't seem to create a tag on a resource if the value contains a quote. For example: aws ec2 create-tags --resource $someResource --tags 'Key=mykey,Value={"json":"value"}' fails with: Error ...
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MySQL stops working on AWS ec2 instance periodically for no reason

I run a development server on AWS which has worked perfectly fine without a hitch. Recently, periodically the mysql server starts to not work. I then type in service mysqld restart which yields ...
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Get instance-id of EC2 instance via Java [closed]

I have an AWS EC2 instance deployed as a server, and I need to find out its public IP. Howver, to know that I must first know the instance-id of my instance. Objective: I have a Java code running ...
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Is it possible to restrict AWS users/accounts to a specific region?

We run a number of AWS services in the eu-west-1 region. Unfortunately it seems that a lot of our developers and other employees who need to create temporary resources forget about this aspect of AWS ...
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Assign Elastic IP to RDS instance

Is it possible to assign a fixed Elastic IP to an AWS RDS database instance? If I create a new database instance, the instance gets a random endpoint like ...
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Can you access an EC2 server from another AWS account?

If you have an EC2 server with a port open, then other EC2 servers can access it (using private IP). But, what if another AWS account hits that private IP, will they be able to access it?
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Chef's knife ec2 plugin create server inside VPC with public IP

So I'm using knife ec2 plugin to create a server, inside a VPC, and then provision it with chef-solo. Here is my basic command: knife ec2 server create -S private-key -I ami-1234 ...
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Drop/Truncate DynamoDB table with AWS Data Pipeline

I have set up a Data Pipeline that imports files from an S3 bucket to a DynamoDB table, based on the predefined example. I want to truncate the table (or drop and create a new one) every time the ...
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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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Assign AWS public IP address to interface [duplicate]

An ec2 instance from a RHEL ami (i havent checked any other) only has the private address assigned to it. i.e. ip addr yields: 1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue state ...
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Accessing a webserver on aws EC2 instance with custom nameservers ? [closed]

I'm trying to run a web server on an Amazon ec2 instance . When I queried it through ELASTIC-IP for instance, it resolved perfectly, but whenever I tried to do an nslookup or tried to access it via a ...
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AWS SES TXT Record Content

I need to get AWS SES setup for a domain. The registrar's DNS tool only allows me to put in a block of text for the TXT/SPF records (one block per record). I'm not sure how to format the TXT record as ...
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Elastic IP address on EC2 instance interface without 1:1 NAT

I have a basic Amazon VPC set up with a public and private subnet. I have deployed a Vyatta router in the public subnet that does NAT for the private subnet. I have an elastic IP address assigned to ...
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Detatch an EBS volume from one instance and attach to another [closed]

If I detatch an EBS volume from an EC2 instance and then attach it to another newly created EC2 instance, would that be okay? If it would work then would I need to install any libraries like PHP, ...
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store log files in the cloud, when servers are not in the cloud

We're looking at a long-term migration towards the cloud. The plan is to start small, and gradually move less essential parts of the infrastructure into the cloud. All good so far. Part of this ...
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Silencing a CloudWatch alarm when MinServers is not exceeded

We have two CloudWatch alarms used to scale up and down an AutoScaling group based on CPU usage. We also have a minimum of two instances running at a time. This means that when CPU load is low on both ...
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Is it possible to use PHP on a website hosted on AWS S3 without using EC2 or Elastic Beanstalk?

I have a bit of PHP (a contact form to be exact) that isn't working right now on my website. I'd like to activate the PHP and I heard one of the ways is to use Elastic Beanstalk. However, Elastic ...
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FTP on Amazon EC2 with Zpanel

I'm trying to configure my server using Amazon EC2. I installed the zPanel and he's working well.. But the ftp isn't working until now. I installed the vsftpd service and configured some things. See ...
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Apache 2.4.9 100% CPU load of random workers

I own a t1.micro EC2 instance. After release upgrade of Ubuntu to saucy I got Apache 2.4.6 and I started noticing 100% CPU load like this top - 19:37:58 up 2:55, 2 users, load average: 3.90, 2.90, ...
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How to remove access for an AWS keypair?

If someone with a .pem keypair for a number of EC2 instances leaves the company, what is best practice for removing access for that key? Presumably simply deleting the key from the AWS console does ...
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Are the keys created and added when launching an EC2 instance added to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys for ec2-user?

Are the keypairs created and added when launching an EC2 instance added to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys for the ec2-user ? or is there another mechanism used? If so, would the key have a name like 'master'? ...
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What is the rdsadmin user and should I care?

I've inherited control of an AWS MySQL RDS instance. I'm curious to know what the 'rdsadmin' user is and whether I should know the password for this or whether this is purely for use by the Amazon Web ...
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Is it possible to migrate images from Amazon AWS EC2 to the new Google Compute Engine? [closed]

I've been searching for resources online but I'm stuck. It appears that it might not be possible to do a AWS EC2 to Google Compute Engine export-import but I'm not sure I'm just not searching the ...
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Does Heartbleed affect AWS Elastic Load Balancer?

The Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability (http://heartbleed.com/) affects OpenSSL 1.0.1 through 1.0.1f (inclusive) I use Amazon Elastic Load Balancer to terminate my SSL connections. Is ELB vulnerable?
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CNAME to Amazon does not resolve

I see a lot of people using IP addresses like, ec2-54.208.90.77.compute-1.amazonaws.com Just for reference, that's my actual instance IP address. However, when I try I get, $ nslookup ...
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ELB Health Checks incorrectly failing / being unhealthy

Over the weekend, our instances have started being marked as unhealthy, and not being enabled within the load balancer. When going to the public DNS of the instance, followed by the healthcheck.html ...
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Adding EBS volume to Amazon EC2 server. Do I need to?

So I created a free-tier Amazon EC2 ubuntu 12.04 instance. I set up a LAMPP stack on it and use it for a couple of testing websites. Currently all the data is stored on the server itself, including ...
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AWS - 32 bit windows Amazon EC2 machine - can't RDP

I have a 32 bit Windows Machine on AWS ec2, All of a sudden From last weekend I haven't been able to RDP to my machine, the machine is overworked always but it was never a case that i couldn't log in ...
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How to install a newer version of php on AWS Opsworks?

Our code base is using PHP 5.5 and we are wanting to deploy on AWS Opsworks however when selecting the PHP App Server layer we are told it has PHP 5.3. What I was hoping is that I could just use the ...
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Amazon Web Services: Managing Public DNS and Elastic IP Content Duplications with mod_rewrite

I'm currently addressing content duplication issues of my AWS website for SEO purposes. More specifically I am trying to implement re-write rules for the duplicate addresses: Public DNS ...
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How do I access port 10,000 on AWS?

How can I access port 10000 on Amazon Web Services? I added port 10,000 to a security group, but I still cannot access it. I can only access the service locally. [root@ip-172-31-15-65 ~]# curl -I ...
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Elastic Beanstalk worker issue with node.js

I have an elastic beanstalk worker running a node.js application. The worker used to work well but since I re-create the instance, sqs messages stay in the queue (I have 247 pending messages). I ...
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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 ELB stops showing instance as healthy and access logs show no entries

I have a load balancer configured in a public vpc subnet to route traffic from HTTPS (443) to an instance in a private vpc subnet over HTTP (8080). The setup worked fine for about 24 hours, until the ...