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Cannot create a EC2 server root volume greater than 8 GB

I am trying to create an EC2 large instance. AWS claims to say I shall get 850 GB instance storage if I go for Large Instance. I configure the VM to have the Root Volume size of 100 GB. But, when I ...
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AWS: how to stop cloud-init from disabling root login

On AWS I have managed to create an AMI with a modified Ubuntu 12.04 LTS amd64. I've added lots of packages and much of our own code and files. The cloud init is still there, and I'm sure should stay....
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Tracking costs within one AWS account

I have what I'm sure is a very common problem. Our company has many projects and groups working for different clients. We do a lot of our development work in the cloud and deploy our solutions there. ...
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How can I access instance storage on a Windows EC2 instance with an ebs root device?

I have created an AMI, but I would like to use instance storage for some scientific programs I want to run. They basically read a bunch of stuff from disk, write it back out to disk and then ...
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AWS S3 Backup Strategies - How should I approach backing up S3 buckets?

I am in the process of building a web-app with potential for a massive amount of storage requirements which can be satisfied by amazon S3. My main concern is the usage of API keys on the server, and ...
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Communicate within same EC2 Security Group

I have several instances running in the same security group(Say: Group-A) that needs to talk with each other, in particular, port 4369. Each instance has a different Elastic IP. The Security Group ...
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Give EC2 IAM role read access to S3 bucket

I have an AWS Elastic Beanstalk Rails app that I am configuring via the config script to pull some files from an S3 bucket. When I start up the application, I keep receiving the following error in the ...
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MongoDB Disaster Prep on AWS

I'm looking for best practice advice covering MongoDB disaster recovery within an AWS hosted environment. Our setup is fairly standard at this point, replica set of 3 servers (1 primary, 1 secondary, ...
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Software VPN connection to Amazon AWS VPC private instance [closed]

I have a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) instance on Amazon AWS. Inside the VPC, I have a private instance which is running the database and a public instance which has the front-end web pages for ...
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Amazon SES e-mails ending in Yahoo & Hotmail Spam folders, even though SPF and SenderID and DKIM are set correctly

This is incredibly frustrating. My Amazon SES e-mails are ending in Yahoo & Hotmail Spam folders, even though my SPF, SenderID, and DKIM are setup correctly. Since this particular site requires ...
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How do you get AWS VPC EC2 instances to be able to see the AWS APIs?

We're spinning up infrastructure inside of an AWS VPC via CloudFormation. We're using auto-scaling groups to bring up VPC-EC2 instances (so, we don't bring up instances directly; ASGs manage that). ...
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How can I see my IOPS burst credits?

I've been reading some EBS docs and they are talking about "I/O credit balance" How can I view my current (or historical) credit balance? Each volume receives an initial I/O credit balance of 5,...
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Running docker in VPC and accessing container from another VPC machine

I'm having issues while running docker in AWS VPC. Here is my setup: I've got two machines running in VPC: 10.0.100.150 10.0.100.151 both having an elastic IPs assigned to them, both running in ...
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How to increase the timeout of Elastic Beanstalk deployments?

As part of my application deployment, I have some commands in my .ebextensions config files. It might take 20 minutes or more for all the commands to complete, the first time the commands are run (...
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Amazon Elastic Beanstalk + Git Submodules

I'm using Amazon's Elastic Beanstalk to deploy my app via Git, and I've got submodules within my Git. Of course, when I look at the directories where the data for the submodules should be, nothing is ...
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Strategy for maintaining Amazon RDS instance on prod vs development

How do you folks manage your Amazon RDS instances? In production I obviously want to use Amazon RDS with a master-slave replication setup going. Unfortunately this incurs substantial costs to bring ...
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Incorrect deployment of WSGI app to AWS using Elastic Beanstalk

cross-link to AWS forums I have developed a simple Python web service using WSGI and would like to deploy it to AWS cloud using Elastic Beanstalk. My problem is I cannot make all the options I ...
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Amazon EC2 t2.micro AMI taking time to execute commands

I am using a fresh Amazon EC2 t2.micro AMI. I installed sails.js in the server. sudo npm install sails -g I ran sails new app-name to create a new sails.js app. It takes 5 seconds in my local ...
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How to update AWS CLI tools on AWS Linux?

I am running "Amazon Linux AMI release 2010.11.2". I noticed that the AWS CLI tools are outdated. I have tried to use yum update and yum upgrade but it's telling me that the packages are already at ...
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EC2 IP Address : How can a web server identify db server ip address at startup?

I have a simple 2-tier arrangement - one web server (Websphere hosted on windows), and one oracle db server. The web server needs to connect the oracle database server. I am trying to write a script ...
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does having dedicated instances completely prevent noisy neighbor issues?

Due to sharing of hardware, AWS instances can be prone to 'noisy neighbor' issues, where one or more of your neighbor's instances hog resources from your instance. This article suggests: The most ...
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Crontab to restart service

I am running a web server on an AWS EC2 micro instance. The instance has ~630MB of RAM. With time, I have several httpd processes and very little free RAM. When I restart the httpd service, I end up ...
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Where should AWS EC2 Key Pair be stored?

Please can you suggest safe places to store the key pairs that are associated with EC2 instances? Is it safe to store these kinds of things within Amazon's S3 storage if they are restricted to your ...
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CNAME record for Amazon S3 — any drawbacks?

I'd like to make a CNAME record for my Amazon S3 domain, to have nicer URLs. There's not much discussion of this out there on the web, and nothing at all in the Amazon documentation (unless I'm ...
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debugging chef recipes on opsworks instances - access to custom json / data bag attributes

I'd like to use a chef-shell session on an aws opsworks ec2 server so I can test some environment and instance specific code I'd like to include in a custom recipe. For example, I'd like to see the ...
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How to configure the login message in Ubuntu?

Each time I SSH into my AWS Ubuntu servers I see a system information message, showing load, memory usage and packages available to install, like this: Welcome to Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.2.0-...
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On AWS do I have to open ports in an EC2 instance's firewall as well as security group?

If I change my SSH port from 22 to 23453, I can no longer ssh in. In more detail, I'm using a Red Hat EC2 instance on Amazon Web Services. This is the second change I've on a fresh install (first ...
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Configure BIND with database backend and DLZ support

Decided to move my windows based DNS servers to linux. The problem is I need to be able to dynamically update zone files without having to restart bind. It seems the most popular solution is to ...
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How do you get Redis connections working within an Amazon VPC private subnet?

I have an Amazon VPC setup with a private subnet containing 2 instances. One of them has redis running on it, the other instance I want to use to connect to the redis server. I have the redis instance ...
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Could not call sign: Could not find certificate request for puppet

I'm getting started with puppet on ec2 using the following guide. https://help.ubuntu.com/12.04/serverguide/puppet.html In the very last step when I try to sign the puppet client from the puppet ...
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Is it feasible/common for people to use only AWS to host PHP/MySQL websites?

What are the drawbacks/limitations when compared to a more traditional managed shared/virtual/dedicated host?
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CNAME to AWS Public DNS?

Instead of assigning an Elastic IP to an EC2 instance, can I just CNAME a URL to the instance's public DNS name?
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Amazon AWS EC2 + Puppet, get Puppet to know AWS instance tags

I am having a problem with my AWS deployment, fairly new to AWS and Puppet. So coming to my question - can you distinguish puppet nodes with AWS machine tags or CNAME domains? A little background ...
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What is the difference between a plain Amazon ec2 instance and beanstalk?

I am a solo developer and the sites I'm deploying are very small, usually hobby sites and I have a few questions about the Amazon services. Is there a reason for me to use beanstalk or should I just ...
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Confused by Amazon EC2 Spot Price and On-demand price, help needed

I am a little confused by Amazon EC2 Spot price and on demand price. For example, an On-demand windows instance's price is $0.07 per hour. If I bid on the "spot requests", Do I put down price lower ...
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Multiple AWS instances and one database

I have a web app that lives on two AWS instances - one instance hosts the site, and the other hosts the actual database (MySQL). The instance hosting the site has an elastic IP pointing to it, which ...
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Lost passwordless sudo and no root access

I have a running AWS vm. The only access I have is using the ssh key (.pem file) to log in as ec2-user which is an unprivileged user. From there, I could user the sudo command without a password. ...
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PHP install on clean Amazon Linux AMI

I'm trying to get a script working to bring up new Amazon Linux EC2 instances with php55 and the Amazon PHP sdk. However, I'm running into a problem that I think is caused by PHP version conflicts. I ...
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Amazon Web Services - How do I use IAM to restrict a single user to managing a single EC2 instance?

I would like to: Create an IAM user Restrict that user to be able to have full management over a single EC2 Instance only. Example: While the AWS EC2 account has 10 instances, the new user, ...
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Is it possible to host email and DNS on AWS

We are working towards moving our app to AWS. I have heared that email and DNS cannot be hosted on AWS, is this correct? If this correct, then what are my options?
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Is there a cloud-based reverse proxy solution in AWS?

The system I have an API deployed on EC2 machines on AWS. Incoming HTTPS requests are passed to an elastic load balancer. The load balancer handles the SSL, and passes the request to an Nginx server, ...
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How should I configure my ELB health check when using NameVirtualHosts and redirecting to www?

My ELB keeps taking my instances out of service, because the HTTP health check is failing. We have a DNS wildcard, and redirect everything to www: vhost.conf: ServerName www.example.com ServerAlias ...
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Keep alive timeout not being respected on Amazon ELB

I'm using Tomcat 6.0.24 on Ubuntu (JDK 1.6) with an app that does Comet-style requests on an HTTPS connector (directly against Tomcat, not using APR). I'd like to set the keep-alive to 5 minutes so I ...
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Classic RDS from VPC EC2s

My old RDS instance is deployed in "Classic," not VPC. I have a new VPC with some EC2 instances in it, but I can't connect from these VPC EC2 instances to the RDS instance. Security Groups from ...
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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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Instance's deployment / post configuration for AWS Elastic Beanstalk

I am using AWS Elastic Beanstalk, it is easy to start with deploying Java based web app, which is great. However, I want to install Memcached on every instance locally so they can be used for caching,...
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Amazon EC2 tools for Debian?

What is the recommended way of getting command-line Amazon EC2 tools on Debian? So, basically the same as this question, but for EC2 instead of S3. Ubuntu has ec2-ami-tools and ec2-api-tools, but I ...
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How to create EBS based EC2 AMI from scratch?

after Amazon announced the new EBS based AMIs, I'm wondering if it is or will be possible to create new AMIs that are not based on the existing Fedora/Windows AMIs. The documentation says: The ...
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How can I tell where an Amazon AWS key is being used?

I have inherited an Amazon AWS environment in which the Root account key has been widely distributed for the purposes of making backups to S3 buckets. I need to track down where the key is being used,...
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how to forward godaddy domain to ec2 load balancer

I have a domain with godaddy: example.com I have an ec2 load balancer pointing to an ec2 instance. I would like to example.com to point to my load balanced instance. I first added a www cname ...