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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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AWS Elasticache PHP Sessions with ELB and Web Servers at different Data Centres

I'm running an AWS Load Balancer with Web Servers at different Data Centres. I need to start using PHP Sessions on Elasticache to Centralize Session Management. I can create an a 2 node Elasticache ...
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AWS VPC External DNS issue

I have booted up an instance in side a private VPC. I assigned an ElasticIp address to it and I can ssh into the instance with no issues. However, DNS is not resolving :( in my /etc/resolv.conf I ...
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Internal IP of amazon Load Balancer

Is there any way to find out the internal IP of my ELB. I realise it's dynamic and changes every so often but I'm looking into a large number of packets flooding the server and all I have to go on is ...
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Confusion between Windows server 2008 Datacenter and Windows server 2012 RTM on Amazon ec2

I am going to deploy a dot net website on amazon ec2 with IIS as webserver. Amazon is offering two windows AMI one is Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Datacenter edition and 64-bit architecture ...
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Which aws zone to choose if website traffic will be from india only

I am going to make my website live on AWS servers and 100% of intended website audience will be from India only. As amazon offers you to get services from various zones, I was wondering is there any ...
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iptables redirect UDP packet to multiple destinations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to Tee udp packets onto a different host I'm running some instances in Amazon's Virtual Private Cloud. One instance is inside a VPN only subnet (10.128.1.0/24) ...
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Assign list of remote authorized_keys files to local variable

I would like to assign a list of remote authorized keys files to a local variable. INCLUDE=$(ssh myhost.mydomain.com "for Z in `awk -F : '{print $1}' /etc/passwd`; do ...
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Elastic Beanstalk Rails - Modify passenger config passenger_max_pool_size

I need to increase the passenger_max_pool_size for my Rails application running on passenger. I have used Elastic beanstalk for deployment. Any idea, how to go about this? Is there an optionsetting or ...
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AWS ElasticCache - Cross Site - Disaster Recovery

I'm using AWS ElasticCache (MemCached) and can see how instances can be created at different data centers/sites. (eg: singapore A or B) There is no AWS Automatic Replication of ElasticCache from ...
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Turn Off httpd service on MySQL Server? (AWS)

I started with one server running Apache, PHP, MySQL. Now I have split off my web server so I am running all the PHP files on one server and my MySQL is still on the original server. Are there ...
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What will happen to my EBS data when autoscaling my EC2 instance?

I have various websites hosted on 1 same single EC2 instance so far. In the root EBS volume of such instance I have: Codes and files of the websites which change every hour if not every minute Apache ...
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Reverse Proxy Server Cloud Architecture (AWS + nginx)

Currently I cache responses using nginx + fastcgi. I'm in the process of moving my app to AWS. I'm architecting a horizontally scaled approach, but trying to determine where best to put nginx + ...
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Upload Files to Amazon AWS

I am new to Amazon AWS and fairly new to Web hosting in general. I previously used Bluehost for web hosting, but my company is switching to AWS. I'm wondering what the best practices are for uploading ...
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Security group for a changing aws instance via external ip address

I have an issue I am sure other people have come across and I am trying to find the best solution. It may be a bit long winded so please bare with me. PLEASE NOTE: port 22 is just an example port ...
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ses error : “It must be within 300 secs” clocks are in sync

Suddenly my ses mail started giving error. "It must be within 300 secs" sync From forums at first glance it looked servertime and ses mail server time not in sync. but i verified both are in sync. ...
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Squid showed up on port 8080. Possible Rootkit?

I recently attempted to connect to my EC2 server on 8080 and had some strange issues that weren't occurring earlier. NGinx (though setup for :81) captures any requests on port 8080. If I stop ...
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How to change the name and description of an AWS EC2 security group?

How do you change the name and description of a security group in AWS EC2? My security group is named quick-start-1 (the default) and I want to change it to "HTTP, HTTPS and Limited SSH".
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How to use linked MySQL servers on AWS?

I need to run queries against two tables in separate AWS RDS instances, and I wanted to setup linked servers. How would I do that with AWS RDS?
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EC2 Reserved Instances - Currently have micro what to do now?

I have been running with 2 micro on demand instances. I now want to convert one of the servers to a small instance. I have purchased a Windows small reserved instance in us-east-1b and it is now ...
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Deny IP address on AWS ELB

I've, more or less, following configuration on AWS: Elastic load balancer with 3 machines o 3 different availability zones. My security group allows 0.0.0.0/0:80 as it's my rails application (nginx, ...
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package management via AWS CloudFormation

I am trying to remove packages using a cloud formation template. I have and can install it using the both packages and files structures but I need to remove one and install a different version. i.e. ...
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Why doesn't the aws cloud formation install the packages that I specify?

I'm very new to the AWS services. I'm trying to use the AWS cloud formation and I created a template. The template is error free and I am able to create machines using that. But I have added some ...
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Install multiple tomcat 7 servers on single EC2 instance

I am building a tomcat cluster on an EC2 instance... I'm using the Amazon Linux AMI so I used "yum install tomcat7" to install tomcat... I need to install another copy of tomcat.. yum puts files all ...
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AWS VPC Routing to CIDR not part of VPC

I have two VPCs setup, one in Sydney and another Oregon. From my datacenter I have a VPN connection into the Sydney VPC. A routing rule exists in my Sydney VPC to route all traffic to the Oregon ...
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ec2 : private key vs certificate

Are the private key and the certificate file the same file? I'm following the steps on this website to set my environment variables. I have my private key file, but not the certificate file, so I'm ...
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SSH publickey error when trying to push to server using git

I am trying to use this tutorial to set up a git remote repo on my server: http://toroid.org/ams/git-website-howto But when I try to push to the server, I get this error: Permission denied ...
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Problems with wget AWS ubuntu apache2

I am trying to use wget to download from my AWS ubuntu server with apache2. I have tried several different options but they all result in either a file by the directory name, or an index.html file. ...
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How to use ELB to load balance redis slaves and use sec groups

I have a load balancer listing on TCP port 6379 on ELB. I have a redis sec group that only allows amazon-elb/sg-843f59ed (amazon-elb-sg), and another sec group called frontend_servers. 6379 ...
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How to check out bound network stats in AWS EC2

There is only one network interface in EC2 instance, and in the CloudWatch metric, I can only see "Max Network In" and "Max Network Out". As you know external traffic is billed (actually only ...
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Why does nginx cost money on AWS Marketplace [closed]

I'm looking at running nginx on a m1.small instance. I noticed in the marketplace you can deploy an ami but it costs $0.024 an hour. I though nginx was an open source, free web server. What is the ...
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EC2 Multiple website on one instance, load balance

I have a question. My instance is currently using LAMP STACK by Bitnami, the first site is LAMP, the second is Magneto STACK by bitnami, My focus is on Magneto Stack. I was thinking of having the ...
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Running Rails3 with force_ssl = true, with nginx, on AWS EC2 with SSL terminated by an ELB, setting up health check

I want to run my entire Rails app with SSL, so I thought to use Rails' global force_ssl config option, which works great, except that the ELB's healthchecker will never work because if I set it to ...
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AWS RDS MySQL remote connection extremely slow

I have a site hosted on AWS EC2 (Elastic Beanstalk), with a MySQL database hosted on AWS RDS. Everything works fine on the production server, fast and all. However when I try to connect remotely from ...
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Which Amazon EC2 region is the best for Middle-East?

It seems that regions like Japan or Singapore travel the long way around the globe and go from US to EU and then reach destinations in Middle-East. What is the best region? Do you have any first hand ...
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EC2 Ubuntu with WordPress can't connect to RDS

I have set up a WordPress website on a Ubuntu 12.04 Amazon ec2 machine by following this tutorial except the fact that I haven't created a MySQL database and I am using an amazon RDS MySQL service. ...
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EC2 Instance Out of the Box

Launching some EC2 nodes, is there anything else I should do before it goes into production? Update/Upgrade Configured Security Group Hardened SSH and changed port Installed Anti-Virus for PCI ...
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How to process logs and debug information generated by applications running on spot instances

I am using Amazon Spot Instances to crawl a lot data. Most of them run until Amazon terminates them once the current price exceeds our max bid. I need to monitor and mainly archive the logs generated ...
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AWS vs Dedicated server [closed]

I am hosting a low traffic website (PHP) in a dedicated server , should I move to AWS, Is it financially viable? Currently I am having a cost of $200/month for this. I am planing to host it in linux, ...
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security group not allowing connection to postgres ec2 aws

Hey im having some trouble allow remote connections to postgres from other ec2 instances using the named security group feature to rules. I have set the listens directive in postgres.conf to "*" and ...
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AWS - point my zone apex (mydomain.com versus www.mydomain.com) to Elastic Load Balancer

I'm having trouble setting up an Route53 Apex Zone that point to an ELB and works on www and non-www domain names. The domain name is datingjapan.co In Route53 I have clicked new record set added ...
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Install wordpress using amazon RDS

Now this is weird! I am trying to install a WordPress website on a Amazon EC2 server with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and [amazon RDS][1] database service. I have installed apache and wphp and ran the required ...
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Deleting old AMI in AWS EC2

I had to migrated a few VMs from EC2 into a VPC and to do so, I created an image of every VM, stopped it, and launched a new instance in the VPC from the AMI I've created. I am now wondering, if I ...
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Which AWS features are EBS backed?

I recently read an article AWS: The good, the bad and ugly, which mentioned that they've moved off of all EBS backed AWS features. What features are explicity (EBS backed EC2 instances) or implicitly ...
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Chef Integration Tasks Best Practices

I am new to chef (using hosted chef server) and am muddling along ok and basically understand how to provision individual servers. What I am having trouble with is figuring out how to integrate the ...
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Upload database backup from mysql to Amazon S3 or Glacier without creating local file

Is there a tool that makes possible to backup a Mysql database to Amazon S3 or Amazon Glacier without having o create a local file with the database contents? Something like that: mysqldump -u ...
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How should secret files be pushed to an EC2 (on AWS) Ruby on Rails application?

How should secret files be pushed to an EC2 Ruby on Rails application using amazon web services with their elastic beanstalk? I add the files to a git repository, and I push to github, but I want to ...
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Odd behavior of setting REMOTE_ADDR between Apache, Nginx, and AWS ELB

I have encountered a strange issue and am curious if others have encountered this as well. and if there is absolutely anything that can be done.. We have a set up where we have multiple AWS EC2 Linux ...
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Convert VMDK images into AMI images

I have setup and environment for building the virtual machines in vmdk format and then use ec2 api tools to convert, bundle and upload it to the AWS Cloud. However, I am facing certain challenges in ...
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On-premise VMware vSphere vs Amazon VPC for small business [closed]

Background I have been managing all the IT for a small business (owned by a family member) of ~5 users for about 10 years. Since about 2 years the infrastructure is 100% virtual running on VMware ...