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How to Reserved AWS VPC DB instance

I want to know how we can purchase Reserved Instance of RDS into VPC. In console their is no option to define the RI we are purchasing is in VPC like EC2. or simply I have to purchase the standard RI ...
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One project configuration mechanism that will work on both Elastic Beanstalk and OpsWorks

We have an application that we are successfully deploying to Amazon's Elastic Beanstalk. We use .ebextensions/ to configure our application environment. For various reasons, we may need to begin ...
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Job Control/background process (using ampersand) in .ebextensions config commands

Take for example the following .config file in .ebextensions/ container_commands: 000_run_queue_daemon: command: "nohup php artisan queue:work --daemon &" test: "ps -ef | grep artisan ...
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Rails environment variables at EC2

I have a Rails app which I want to deploy to EC2 instance. I know how to set the environment variables at Heroku. But how to do that at AWS EC2? I need that because I have to connect to MongoDb and ...
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Configuring VPC with Elastic Beanstalk

I followed the standard documentation for AWS, but I am unable to access the EB-created instances via SSH or get a healthy status check on them from the ELB. The relevant setup and security group ...
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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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AWS ELB Monitoring - instance state “Unknown”

We have a nagios script (python) which monitors our AWS ELBs and alerts if there are unhealthy instances. It has been working fine for some months. Over the last week or so, we've started receiving ...
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SSL Error in IIS 7.5

We run an analytics application called Spotfire. Typically, it has an Application Server and a Web server running on different VMs. In this case, we have a public and private server so that we can ...
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Using ec2-import-volume with vhd already in S3

I have a vhd file that is already existing in my s3 bucket. I want to mount this as ssd/ebs backed storage on an AMI that I spin up later. I read that you can upload a vhd using ec2-import-volume to ...
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AWS CloudFront passthrough on specific cookie

We have an AWS CloudFront setup where we heavily cache requests. What I'm looking to do is pass those requests through (even if there is a cached copy) whenever there's a specific cookie set. Is this ...
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AWS / VPC Multiple Public IP

Thanks for your time in advanced! I am trying to setup some infratstructe in AWS / VPC that utilises a Dev, Test and Prod environment. Everything is complete expect for the networking side in the ...
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Conflicting ip routes with local table on attaching a virtual network interface

I have an EC2 instance with these ip rules: $ sudo ip rule show 0: from all lookup local 32766: from all lookup main 32767: from all lookup default I can attach an elastic network interface to ...
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Drive Mapped On Amazon EC2 Instance Startup Disconnected After Logon

I am launching an Amazon EC2 instance (Windows Server 2012), and on startup (though User Data field), it runs this powershell script: <powershell> NET CONFIG SERVER /AUTODISCONNECT:-1 ...
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Amazon Workspaces - Audit

Is it possible to record Amazon Workspaces for audit purpose? I think that it's a common uses case but I couldn't find any documentation nor other solutions. Basically I would like to review the ...
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Restarting an EC2 instance on the instance that is supposed to be restarted

I'm running through a loop with a PHP script that's on AWS instance. From my experiences with AWS, as soon as the instance is stopped, all of the code that's in the process of being executed is ...
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Is it fair to compare a 2XL AWS instance to a similar setup on a rack server?

I'm trying to create an extremely basic model of what a setup in Amazon Web Services might look like translated over to an on-premises cloud. I'm aware that Amazon is quite SAN-reliant, and pretty ...
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AWS IAM policy for Action ec2:CreateSnapshot fail when using an ec2:ResourceTag Condition

I am trying to limit a IAM policy for a Role to only allow creation (and deletion) of snapshot based on the presence of a specific Tag. This is my policy: { "Statement": [ { "Resource": ...
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Can IAM roles affect services on an EC2 instance

I recently created an ec2 server using some user-data to install various modules. This was a standalone instance without an associated IAM role and with a bog standard security group (allow port 80), ...
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MySQL replication across availability zones in AWS resulting in lag

I have 3 EC2 instances, each running MySQL. 2 are slaves replicating from the master. The master is located in the availability zone eu-west-1b. One of the slaves is in the same zone, and the other ...
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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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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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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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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 - 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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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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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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AWS Storage Gateway - Rules for local cache

What rules does AWS Storage Gateway use to determine what files are kept in local cache? Can they be edited or otherwise tampered with? Assume I have (for sake of assumption) a 1mb local cache. A ...
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Linux server backup to Amazon S3 using SSL

I have Linux box CentOS 6.5 and i want to backup daily files like SQL dumps and config files to Amazon S3 I have installed Ruby and S3Sync. But the problem when running the s3sync with these ...
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Installing PySide on an Amazon EC2 Instance Running Django

So I realize my title is almost laughable, but my situation is this. I have a fairly complicated desktop app written in Python and the PySide Qt bindings and I need to make a stripped down version of ...
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AWS Storage Gateway and Server 2012 R2

I'm having a heckuva time getting the storage gateway VM to authorize: it's not open on port 80. Perhaps I did something wrong? Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V I downloaded the VM but it would not import. ...
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Can't mount bin/iso image from AWS import/export service

A client sent a 2 TB drive to AWSs import/export service; AWS put it in an S3 bucket in two chunks. I catted the two chunks together as an iso file, and tried to mount it, using the directions listed ...
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how to access Application and Database on AWS as local from other network

Recently I created a micro instance of Amazon EC2 (Windows_Server-2012-R2_RTM-English-64Bit-SQL_2014_RTM_Express-2014.05.20). I configured IIS on AWS and create a database respectively. that is one ...
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High Performance AWS EC2 / RDS + Nginx + PHP-FPM setup

General description of the issue We're currently running an application on a PaaS type solution for PHP. Their solution is based on AWS cloud and due to the fact that their plans don't fit our ...
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Why did AWS EC2 Ubuntu node get wiped on reboot?

I shelled into a functioning AWS EC2 Ubuntu instance, rebooted, tried to shell back into it, and found that I was presented with a different host certificate. I was able to log in based on the same ...
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Is there a way to use something similar to a capture group for apache2 server name

I have a server that sits behind an AWS load balancer. The LB can't do automatic redirect from HTTP to HTTPs, and the LB is doing my SSL. So I need to setup apache on my servers to redirect any ...
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Python uWSGI logs have no read permissions

I am running a Python Flask server on uWSGI over an EC2 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. The server is configured as follows: [uwsgi] http-socket = :9000 plugin = python wsgi-file = /path/to_wsgi.py ...
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amazon beanstalk php suEXEC mechanism enabled

I'm not able to get my PHP Beanstalk setup working. After deploying, when I try to access my load balancer, I get a blank page. I saw in the error logs things start failing after the newrelic ...
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Token Mismatch When Accessing RDS Instance Through phpMyAdmin on localhost

Having problems using phpMyAdmin with a RDS instance. This is the guide that I used. phpMyAdmin is installed on my Windows 7 laptop and I can connect to the RDS instance and I can see the databases ...
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Single instance EC2 env versus multiple split stack?

I am fairly new to AWS and have designed a fairly flexible architecture which is fairly performant and fault tolerant over multiple regions/AZs However I was thinking - what would the main ...
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Visual Studio RDS Setup

I'm trying to go through this tutorial: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/elasticbeanstalk/latest/dg/create_deploy_NET.quickstart.html on setting up an RDS instance and sql db using Visual Studio AWS ...
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Pending: Master User Password AWS RDS

I'm trying to create a sql server express RDS instance. When I fill out the form on the AWS management console it prompts you to set up a "Master Username" and "Master Password". So I enter some ...
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Regarding with the apache configuration

I registered a domain in GoDaddy.I setup a few items in my A records: subdomain.mydomain.com 1.2.3.4 mydomain.com 1.2.3.4 www.mydomain.com 1.2.3.4 In my ubuntu server apache virtual ...
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AWS Server 2008, Restore RDP-Tcp Connection from Remote Desktop Session Host Manager

I accidentally deleted the RDP-Tcp Connection from Remote Desktop Session Host Manager. Is there a way that I can restore connectivity via the registry or the file system? Obviously I am an idiot, ...
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discrepancy between data used and

In AWS RDS our DB is using up a total of 75 mb out of 5 gb, mysql> SELECT sum((data_length+index_length)/power(1024,2)) tablesize_mb FROM information_schema.tables order by tablesize_mb desc; ...
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AWS Linux/Sendmail/dkim-milter — how to troubleshoot?

I'm trying to get Sendmail to use dkim-milter on an AWS Linux instance (similar to RHEL/Centos). I've been trying to use these directions, which are a bit out of date, but which seem to work: ...
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If my SES SMTP credentials are compromised can my SES API usage (using access key+secret) be affected

We want to setup our corporate SMTP server to use AWS SMTP, which uses credentials separate from the AWS Access key and secret. I am thinking that Amazon keeps these separate so that if someone is ...
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AWS + Nginx + Uwsgi + couple flask applications. Can't separate static files

I'm trying to build 1 aws-testserver for all of my Flask-applications. Nginx conf: server { listen 80; server_name localhost; location /app1/ { uwsgi_pass unix:/tmp/app1.sock; ...
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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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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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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 ...