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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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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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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 ...
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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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AWS Cloudformation Bootstraping with S3 File and Autoscaling

I just started trying to use CloudFormation and am using it for some autoscaling. I am new to all this so bare with me. I am using the sample template for autoscaling found here. ...
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using git with web hook from github

I try to deploy from a github web hook my code. So I create a deploy file: <?php error_reporting(E_ALL); if ( $_POST['payload'] ) { echo ("****************************************\n"); ...
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Auto-login to aws ec2 instance running windows on startup

I'm trying to run a service on startup of a windows instance on amazon. So far it is a manual process where I have to start rdp in, log in and then start the process. I'd like it when the instance ...
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mkfs doesn't work using fabric

I am writing a python script that creating an amazon volume and attach it to an instance using boto. To do so, I need to create a file system using mkfs command. So, I wrote this code: with ...
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Connection Refused when connecting ssh with putty on aws instance

We created an ebs volume out of a snapshot of an running instance's root volume and then attached this new volume to instance A. When ssh connecting in putty, there is error saying Connection Refused. ...
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Does AWS EC2 have limits on concurrent connections?

No matter what I do to my EC2 instance, any size and with apache/ubuntu. I can't get it to go over 1400 concurrent connections. Have set the prefork settings high, set ulimit to 1000000 Is this ...
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Network drops SSH connection to EC2 only

I have an EC2 instance (in eu-west-1) which I've been SSH'ing into for almost a year, but recently the connection simply hangs (i.e. becomes fully unresponsive) when an executed command returns more ...
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AWS Cloudwatch shows wrong RDS size

I have a single RDS instance at AWS, which is -- supposedly -- a db.m1.large instance. When viewing Cloudwatch metrics for RDS, I see an option to filter by db instance size, and this filter shows ...
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Amazon AWS RDS Parameter Groups: query_size value is 0-9223372036854774784?

While trying to edit query_size, the current default value is 0-9223372036854774784 I am confused, what does this means? I was trying to set it to around 200MB, in this case what should I enter? ...
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Whitelabel DNS with Amazon Route53

I've searched the internet for the answer, but I can't find it and this is because DNS management is not exactly in my skillset. I want to use Amazon AWS Route53 to host a multi tenant php application ...
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My Bitnami Tomcat Stack (on EC2 AWS) is generating DoS attack

I have a very small java web app that is deployed on a Bitnami Tomcat Stack on AWS. We are using this app in the company with only 5-10 user base daily, and generating only below 100MB of traffic per ...
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Specifying Hive-site with AWS Pipeline

I am using AWS Data pipeline to automate analytical workflow in AWS. How can one specify a hive-site.xml file with an EmrCluster object?
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What's the best way to increase the provisioned IOPS of an optimized EBS volume?

I can create a snapshot and then create a new volume with the increased IOPS with that snapshot. The question is if a faster way to do that exists.
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set up apache mod_proxy_balancer on Cloud for sticky sessions without route and jvmRoute

In order to get Apache working with Tomcat sticky sessions using mod_proxy_balancer, we need to configure a route in the Apache conf and a matching jvmroute in Tomcat's server.xml I need to set up ...
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aws high latency in same VPC Zone

We are facing the connectivity latency issues between the instances. I have calculated the connection time between the two instances in the same VPC using the command time trace-route. Sometime the ...
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auto scaling Amazon ec2 with custom DNS

I am thinking to add auto scaling, my ec2 instance all have custom DNS with route 53, so I am wondering how I can setup auto scaling since I am using DNS, how the new scaled instance get the DNS name. ...
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Use AWS ephemeral drives for SQL Server for redundancy/read-only/other live purposes

Are there any good uses for the ephemeral drives on AWS Windows instances when using SQL Server besides putting TempDB and the pagefile there? I'm wondering, for example, if one could replicate the ...
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AWS VPC custom VIP: How to get a IP Address assumption to work across two EC2 VPC instances?

I created an AWS VPC and three instances therein (head, nodeA, and nodeB). I also associated them all with a security group that allows fully open networking among the private (RFC-1918) addresses ...
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Log snapshots fail on instance in VPC

I'm trying to deploy a rails application using AWS Elastic Beanstalk, with the web server instance and RDS instance in a private subnet in the default VPC. The web server instance is connected to a ...
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nginx passing assets from S3

I'm trying to configure Nginx to passing assets from S3.I have the below in the config but when am trying to access frontend, nginx return 404 on static resources. And nginx error log is empty. Can ...
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How can you set up private nameservers when using AWS Route53 and EC2

In the old days of setting up reseller accounts with shared hosting services like HostGator, it was simple to set up "Private Nameservers" by (after having pointed the DNS entries to the hosting ...
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How to run a different command in .ebextensions depending on whether it is deployed for the first time?

I have an application running on Elastic Beanstalk. I'm using the .ebextensions directory to run some commands on deployment. I would like to run a different command depending on whether this is the ...
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AWS Cloudwatch mon-put-data: Permission denied

I have an apache server on an EC2 instance, and I collect monitoring data for the server. When I try to put data to CloudWatch, I get the following error: mon-put-data: Permission denied I have ...
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connect to windows 2012 server without rdp

I've got an fairly stock Windows 2012 EC2 server running on AWS which I've been able to RDP into until after the last reboot. Are there any other services like [Telnet, SSH etc] that run by default ...
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Amazon IAM roles and policies: how to allow a user to PassRole to an EC2 instance

I've been learning AWS for a few days now and the IAM policies are still confusing to me. I need to allow a user the access to RunInstances and PassRole to that instance, but only specific roles. I ...
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Scale down RDS database on Beanstalk

I have to scale down a RDS database on Elastic Beanstalk. Right now it has 1024GB and I need just 30GB. I read that I have to create a new instance and restore a dump. The problem is that I don't ...
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nginx behind AWS ELB, unable to https rewrite to non standard port

I don't have lot of experience with nginx. Problem at hand is that nginx is behind a AWS ELB and listeners are(Load balancer port -> Instance Port): HTTP 80 -> HTTP 81 HTTPS 443 -> HTTP 80. Each ...
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Is there any way to 'describe-instances' for another AWS account from awscli?

I've added a role to allow another account to list instances, but there doesn't appear to be any option to choose which account I'm listing instances from. Is there some undocumented option to pass in ...
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How to get Amazon AMI?

I'm trying to build a vagrant setup for development that mirrors the CentOS available on the AWS Marketplace but cannot figure out how to get the image. Are these not available for download locally in ...
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Amazon ELB timeout on multiple instances but not on single instance

I have an Amazon load balancer and one EC2 web instance behind it, and websites work fine, all my websites do not require long processing time, they are just some basic PHP sites, then I spun up ...
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Media streaming with AWS, RTMP or HLS?

We want to have on-demand video streaming available for our PHP application hosted on AWS. Right now we want to avoid to set up separate media server for this. And we want dynamic quality adaptation, ...
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Installing and configuring Snort, Barnyard2 on ubuntu 13.10 server 64 bit in AWS EC2 VPC

I need you help after searching a whole lot and asking AWS my problem is not getting resolved, so I have come here for your help. I have a AWS VPC setup with all ubuntu servers I have a NAT server ...
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MSSQL on AWS RDS - Should I be worried about falling freeable memory?

My question is similar to What is "freeable memory"?, however we are using MSSQL on RDS, as opposed to mysql. We are seeing a consistent downward trend in freeable memory. Currently sitting ...
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Uploading an SSL cert to AWS — Converting cert to PEM

Short Question I have a working crt file imported into tomcat keystore and I need a certificate file and private key file in pem to uplaod to aws cloudfront. Long Question Our SSL cert issued by ...