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Recommendations for hosting Rails on Amazon EC2? [closed]

There are a number of solutions for easily hosting Rails on Amazon EC2 like the following Poolparty Rubber Amazon Cloud Formation Opscode Chef Rolling your own (and I'm sure others I'm not aware ...
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Is it possible to obtain a copy of Amazon Linux for use outside AWS

How difficult (if at all possible) would it be run a copy of Amazon Linux on a private physical server or hypervisor (Virtualbox/KVM) ? (I am thinking something based in a office/home) I realise it ...
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Does AWS not allow outbound SSH connections?

I was wondering if Amazon Web Services disallows outbound SSH connections from public facing EC2 instances? I have an SSH Bastion on a public subnet with an Elastic IP setup to where I can can ...
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Help adding CNAME to main host for Amazon EC2 (route 54)

I am trying to accomplish what is answered in this thread Multiple domains on Amazon AWS EC2 I am trying to "Create a CNAME record for each of the additional domains that you want that points to you ...
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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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How do you back up your site? [closed]

I am sure there are a lot of way to backup a site, but I am currently overwhelmed of info overflow from Google search. I have a site running on Amazon AWS (EC2, EBS) and would like to have easy and ...
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Multiple domains on Amazon AWS EC2

I am a bit confused on how I can use Amazon AWS to host multiple websites. I under stand how to host a website on there however I am only allowed up to 5 elastic ip addresses. So how would I host more ...
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Spawn phone call from EC2 alerts

I have a system setup on AWS/EC2, it currently is using their CloudWatch alert system. The problem is this sends just to email, when ideally I would like this to be making a phone call and/or sending ...
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Scaling by moving Database to Amazon RDS

We have a situation with an Application which is hosted on a dedicated server where we are anticipating a potential surge in traffic. The major bottleneck on the app is MySQL which is heavy on read ...
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EC2: multiple ssh keys for an instance?

Is it possible to create more than one private key to SSH into an EC2 instance? What's the general best practice for this? We have multiple users who need to SSH into the servers and distributing one ...
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Use of Export in Bash Script on CentOS

I am very new to Linux and am having problems with what should be a very simple Bash script in CentOS. #! /bin/bash # script to restore the cognos rds from snapshot export ...
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Multiple host on AWS Ec2

I need to deploy multiple Ruby on Rails application on an EC2 AMI on AWS and I need every application to be attached to a domain name I think this first part is all for the Apache web server and ...
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What do you get with Amazon that makes the price high-ish? [closed]

We have been wondering about why Amazon costs "as much" as it does and would like some views on this topic. At the moment we use Amazon to host our service, but our cost for traffic is becoming ...
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what is my $JAVA_HOME path

Just launched an instance of EC2 and I tried doing: $JAVA_HOME/bin/java -version it gives me back: $JAVA_HOME/bin/java -version java version "1.6.0_20" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea6 ...
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Recovery via fsck

I was recently hit by the AWS issues in Ireland, lost a volume, and need to attempt a recovery.. I've attached the problem volume to /dev/sdf - I'm completely new to this, not entirely sure what's ...
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issue with allocating static address to EC2 instance

I tried setting an elastic IP by doing: ec2-allocate-address however, it gives me an error: Required option '-K, --private-key KEY' missing (-h for usage) why is this?
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How do I add a subdomain entry for my instance in the Amazon Web Services?

I have an instance running and I need to point the "elastic ip" to my domain name (www.mydomain.com), I also want to add rsc.mydomain.com, 1.mydomain.com, 2.mydomain.com How can I do that? Is it in ...
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Getting a new outgoing Amazon EC2 IP

If I want to change my outgoing Amazon EC2 IP, what's the best way to do that? Should I just destroy the instance and create a new one?
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What are some projects I can build on Amazon AWS to build my skills? [closed]

I have recently been messing around with Amazon AWS, mainly EC2 and S3. I have some experience with the services AWS has to offer but I would like to expand on that. I have successfully implemented S3 ...
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Problem when deploying new app in tomcat6 server

i have written the webservices suing SOAP, and its still under development. When have set of code which are already running the webapps folder of tomcat6. When I make changes in particular file I ...
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AWS-hosted sites unreachable from my EC2-based VPN

So I setup a simple PPTP VPN on my EC2 Ubuntu instance. However, when I'm connected to that VPN from my laptop, I'm unable to access any AWS-hosted sites/services (times out). Everything else works. ...
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CDN for caching REST api

I am doing some research on CDN providers, however I have a hard time finding out which ones are available, what exactly they offer, and if they are appropriate for my purpose. Hopefully you guys can ...
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What kind of EC2 setup do I want?

Okay, I'm more of a coder, and not as familiar when it comes to things like system setup, though I try my best. I'm currently using Slicehost (stats below) to run a personal website that gets an okay ...
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Is it possible to start a EC2 instance using code?

I want to use an Amazon EC2 Windows instance to do remote demos of our software for potential customers. I have the instance set up and it runs fine. When the instance is running, I know how to ...
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Has anyone achieved Level 1 PCI compliance on AWS?

All the FAQs, documents and statements published by AWS aside, did any Level 1 merchant actually achieve PCI compliance on AWS yet? We're evaluating moving some of our services to EC2/VPC, but our ...
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Automatically Transcode Video and Upload to Cloud

I asked this over on superuser, with no luck - I'm hoping serverfault is the more appropriate site. I'm looking for a solution to take video files from my HD Camera and automate transcoding to a ...
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Is there a way to set an AWS instance's name from command line tools?

In the web console there is a field "Name" which you can edit to associate useful context with an instance, is there a way to set or retrieve this info from the command line?
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How to download AWS logs/stats

The graphs are nice but how can I download stats to analyze AWS performance? Is there an API call that I can make?
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Cannot access AWS instance using Public IP or Elastic IP

I have created an AWS EC2 instance and associated an Elastic IP with it. Also ensured that the security group associated with the instance allows requests from my IP. But even then when I try to ...
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How do I track public bandwidth usage on EC2 instances or Elastic IP’s?

I am looking into finding a way to track public bandwidth usage on a per-instance or per elastic IP basis. Amazon does not seem to offer these metrics. You can get total in/out bandwidth through ...
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Unable to SSH into EC2 instance

I've read through the existing answers to this topic, but I still can't seem to connect. I've created an AWS key and saved to my ~/.ssh folder. The command: ssh -i ~/.ssh/jdrake.pem ...
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Postfix and Amazon SES - forwarding emails - problem with “Delivered-To” header

I am running postfix using Amazon SES as the mail transport. Mail is sent out fine, however when I receive mail and try to forward it using a virtual alias, I get this error in the mailog: (Command ...
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ec2 postfix emails appearing as spam even with reverse dns setup?

My IP has been unblocked with Amazon and reverse DNS is in place. When I send out email via postfix through my EC2 server sometimes the emails are marked as spam and sometimes not. What could be ...
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403 forbidden error going through aws load balancer

I am running a IIS 7 Server behind an aws load balancer. I am using a Verisign SSL certificate which is installed properly but whenever I put in the URL, or the DNS name of the load balancer I get a ...
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RightScale architecture question

I was looking at RightScale's architecture diagrams and came across their Basic 4-Server Setup (with EBS): ...
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Cannot remove server in response headers (Amazon AWS)

I cannot remove the "Server" header from the response headers. I am using Amazon EC2. I have added this in Apache config: ServerSignature Off Header unset Server RequestHeader unset Server It does ...
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AWS scaling within cluster, via scripts or some other way

It seems that a lot of people are using AWS nowadays, and I'm really hoping someone can give me a pointer on how, and if, I could design a scalable system within EC2. I tried searching, but all I can ...
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How do I authorize connections to non-VPC EC2 instances from the instances in a VPC via the igw-xxxx Internet Gateway?

I've got many ec2 instances and recently added a Virtual Private Cloud at amazon too. On the VPC subnet 10.0.0.0/8 the host 10.0.0.88 can reach the internet at large through an Internet Gateway ...
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How to check current DNS records with Amazon Route 53?

I understand how records are created and deleted but I cannot figure out how to list all set DNS records with Amazon Route 53. I have checked the developer guide and cannot find anything on this. I ...
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EC2 micro instance AMI

I have a server running on an AWS Micro instance. As it has EBS storage by default - there is no risk to lose data in case of termination. Can I skip AMI creation for micro instances?
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Configuring MySQL on EC2 to be accessible both locally and remotely

EC2 instances have an Amazon "internal" IP address (something like 10.228.105.159) and one that can be used from the outside world (e.g. 46.137.103.122). I used to access a MySQL database only from ...
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RDS, scalr with EC2 or xeround for a 40GB database

We are currently preparing for a move of a reasonably high traffic web site to the cloud. We are thinking of using scalr to help us manage the whole setup especially since we dont have experience ...
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Amazon AWS 2-tier Setup

I am new to AWS, so this is probably a newbie question. I have two instances, one for running a .NET Application in IIS 7.5, the other running MS SQL Server 2008 R2. I'd like the app server to get its ...
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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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IIS doesn't respond to 127.0.0.1 (external IP works fine)

I have an AWS web server - call it box.company.com. It's running IIS and if I visit http://box.company.com in a web browser (from any machine, including box.company.com), it responds correctly with ...
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Increase application performance on Amazon AWS

I've got a client with an MVC v1 (.NET) application running on a micro instance. On this instance, I've got .NET, IIS 7.5, and MS SQL Server 2008 running to handle the application. The client has ...
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amazon RDS Security Groups Issue

We had a odd issue today related to the security groups in our RDS. All the sudden, without any changes from our end, our RDS instance's security group stopped working. No server was able to connect ...
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Detaching EBS Volumes (in LVM) take a lot of time

I have an EC2 Instance(EBS Backed-root partition) with EBS volumes configured via LVM. I have formatted it as ext4 and can mount it to store data etc. Now i want take a snapshot of the root ...
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How to select an Amazon EC2 kernel?

When launching an instance, I'm presented with this most cryptic list: There seems to be absolutely zero documentation on Amazon as to which kernel does what. They explain fairly well what these ...
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Send commands to EC2 Ubuntu instance

I create an instance automated with the AWS SDK and want some shell scripts to be executed by the box once it boots up the first time. BUT only on certain conditions, so I cant place this scripts in ...