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Is there a way to view how many days/months I have left on my free tier? [closed]

Title says it all. I want to terminate my account just before free tier expires.
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Amount of Instances I can create on AWS free tier

I just got a AWS free tier account and have been playing around a bit. Created a 64 bit Ubuntu 12.10 based instance but now I want to delete it and create a new one. Is there a limit to the number of ...
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Autoscaling set-up on EC2

I'm new to web development and design (I moved over from construction where answers are much larger), and I'm trying to build a scalable AWS architecture for a Wordpress site that lives in the free ...
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Amazon RDS - SQL Server - Master User Privileges

I created an RDS instance with SQL Server Express Edition on it. The instance setup was all fine, and I also succeeded connecting to it. But once connected using the master user, I cannot create any ...
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Load average is greater than the number of EC2 Compute Units

On an EC2 m1.large, with an AVG CPU Utilization graph such as this: how is is possible that the load average is greater than the number of EC2 Compute Units (4) ? cat /proc/loadavg 5.78 5.57 5.44 ...
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AWS ELB SSL - Load Balancing on AWS with a mix of non SSL & SSL enabled sites

Using an AWS ELB - Load Balancer with a number of sites that don't use SSL. I now have a site that I want to add SSL to. Can I run both through the same ELB? eg: many sites just using port 80 and ...
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How can I download an S3 binary file using Amazon's AWS CLI tool?

I am trying to download a binary file from an AWS S3 bucket using Amazon's new command-line interface. However, the tool responds with an error message. $ aws s3 get-object --bucket myBucketName --...
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Can't connect to EC2 instance in VPC (Amazon AWS)

I've taken the following steps: Created a VPC (with a single public subnet) Added an EC2 instance to the VPC Allocated an elastic IP Associated the elastic IP with the instance Created a security ...
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Accessing the disk under Task Scheduler

I'm running a couple of console applications using task scheduler. These are applications that perform little backoffice tasks and run as C# console applications. The applications themselves run ...
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How to get the correct hostname when using ElasticIP in a CloudFormation template

I am using an elastic ip in a CloudFormation template "ServerEIP" : { "Type" : "AWS::EC2::EIP", "Properties" : { } }, Later on I have an EC2 Instance "Server" : { "Type" : "AWS::EC2::Instance"...
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Error from logwatch while sending mail with ssmtp to SES

I'm running a server on AWS (ubuntu) and I need outgoing email to be able to email log files. To do this I'm using ssmtp and amazon's SES (Simple Email Service). I have the email addresses verified ...
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ControlScan PCI compliance scan crashing my AWS server. How to stop?

ControlScan's PCI compliance scan is running on one of the hundreds of websites that I have on my Amazon Web Services server, but is slowing or bringing down the whole server. What suggestions do ...
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How can I move s3 objects >5gb from one bucket to another?

Objects larger than 5GB are supported with multi-part uploading. We have 5gb+ files in one bucket already that I'd like to move to another, under the same AWS account. When I issue the command using ...
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How to upgrade to the latest AMI in AWS Elastic Beanstalk?

I'm running an application on AWS Elastic Beanstalk, and it looks like I need to create a new environment if I want to use the latest AMI. If I knew what the latest AMI id was, I could update it in ...
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AMS Linux Instance showing wrong output for `fdisk -l` command

Recently I made an AWS AMI from scratch. Now when I log into my instance it shows below output for fdisk -l command: % sudo fdisk -l Disk /dev/xvde1: 10.7 GB, 10737418240 bytes 255 heads, 63 sectors/...
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Which is better - AWS S3 or EBS? [closed]

I am trying to create a system where users can upload their data (audio, text) which can run into around 200 MB per user. I am trying to figure out what is the best way to go ahead - using S3 or EBS. ...
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How do I get my EC2/RHEL to be accessible via a browser? [duplicate]

I've set up an instance on EC2 of RHEL (I also tried the same with a CentOS AMI) and cannot seem to connect via my browser. I can SSH in. But when I put the IP into my browser I can't connect. I ...
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DNS mask for Route53 crazy delegation set

I really don't know the terms to explain this problem, but please bare with me just a little bit. I have an AWS Route53 with a lot of clients, and I would like to build something like a DNS server in ...
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mdadm - raid device name changed on reboot

I'm not sure why, but after I restarted my ec2 instance, /dev/md0 didn't start as it normally would. after I saw what's available in /dev/md*, instead of seeing /dev/md0, there is a device there named ...
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Amazon Web Service monitoring

I have deployed a web app on an AWS server. I have following questions: Monitoring my websphere app server status capacity monitoring? uptime thru Amazon CloudWatch metrics? Load balancing ...
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AWS RDS Scaling

Folks, Since ELB is not available for load balancing RDS instances, what methodology do you recommend to load balance read replicas? RR Route53 DNS entries? Or something more clever? Thanks
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lighttpd server-status blank host and uri

Looking at the server-status on lighttpd, running behind a AWS load balancer, I'm seeing some long-lived (up to around 60 seconds) requests, in a "read" state with a blank host and blank URI. What ...
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Amazaon AWS EC2 taking ages to load

I created an instance (I created many instances before) and it is telling me Password generation and encryption can sometimes take more than 30 minutes. Please wait at least 15 minutes after ...
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EC2 Volume “In use” but no attachment information

I have an EBS volume that is showing as "In Use" in the console, but the attachment field is blank. ec2-describe-volumes shows the same information, while ec2-describe-volume-status throws an ...
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AWS Autoscaling Not Launching Correct Instance

I have an instance in AWS that I set up my entire environment (I'll call it my ready instance) on and is running perfectly. I then created a load balancer (ELB) with an autoscaling policy. When I ...
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AWS-CLI - Can't find my config even through it exists

I installed Amazon Command Line Tools (AWS-CLI) using: pip install awscli It installed successfully. I then created a file in this location: /opt/aws/aws_cred.txt [default] aws_access_key_id = XYZ ...
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EC2 - Want to mount before service starts

I am using AWS EC2, and I have added an extra EBS volume. It is currently mounted as a new device. MySQL & Redis DB stores their data on the new EBS volume, and they are registered in the ...
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Connecting RDS database from out side of VPC

My RDS database located in VPC. It's a Multi AZ database so that it's located on two VPC subnet. How could I connect it from outside of VPC?
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What sort of delay is there between reading an Amazon S3 object from an EC3 instance

I have a REST web service that contains a /image/view/ resource that displays an image. The image is currently stored as an object in Amazon S3. When /image/view/ is accessed, the web service ...
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Serious Ubuntu AMI EC2 Issue - Cannot duplicate

These are the steps I took: Deploy Ubuntu EC2 instance (tried both LTS and latest) default kernel and RAM ID Snapshot Instance Create AMI from snapshot, default kernel and RAM ID Launch EC2 from ...
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Nginx 504 Time out when zipping/unzipping and moving files

We're getting a 504 time out in Wordpress with a feature we have attached to "publish post" which takes an attacked zip file, unzips it, moves the unzipped files to s3, makes a new Zip and moves that ...
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Using htaccess with Elastic Load Balancer and Route 53 [closed]

I have transfered my DNS to Route 53 and currently use an alias record to point my www.domain.com and domain.com to my Elastic Load Balancer. Both work great but my problem is when I try to use an ...
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Amazon EC2 - Create private AMI from snapshot

I'm having a really hard time. This is where I am. I have created an EC2 instance, installed my configs and taken a snapshot. I now want to turn this snapshot into an AMI that I can start new ...
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Amazon Ec2 - Creating a private AMI

I have a quick rhetorical question. I want to create an AMI from my EC2 instance but I want it to be strictly private since it will contain my configs and SSH keys. When creating AMI via the EC2 ...
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Installing mongo on AWS Elastic Beanstalk

I am running elastic beanstalk on AWs. using 64bit unix php 5.3. I am wanting to install mongo driver so php will talk to mongo. the usual command is: sudo pecl install mongo According to AWS ...
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Can't SSH into Amazon EC2

This is my first Amazon EC2 instance but I'm having a hard time and google can't help me out. These are the steps I have taken: Generate a keypair called aws Download aws.pem and put in my /Users/...
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AWS Cloudwatch alarm going off prematurely

I created an alarm to stop an instance and email me if it was idle for too long (avg. CPU Utilization < 2% for 3 hours). However in my testing I noticed that the instance was stopped after 1 hour. ...
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AWS IP Forwarding

I have an Elastic IP on AWS that I want to forward to a Public IP outside of AWS. Any ideas how I could accomplish this?
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Are available reserved instance zones preferred when launching EC2 instance with “No preference” as availability zone?

We have bought some reserved EC2 instances in different availability zones in eu-west-1 region. When launching a new instance, via API or AWS control panel, we do usually set "No preference" as the ...
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Subdomain NameServers to control fourth level domains using Route53?

We have external service that we have no control of, and it is on client side. But we need some subdomains and flexibility there, and process of making them to do work - is huge pain. So we need ...
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Make postfix use the 'from' email address for X-Postfix-Sender

I'm trying to set up postfix as a relay for Amazon SES. SES will only allow emails to be sent from particular (verified) email addresses. This part works. Now I need to integrate with PHP. What I ...
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Amazon ELB and multi domain on Nginx server

I have an EC2 instance running Nginx with several domains. My config starts like this: server { listen 80; #disable_symlinks off; server_name _; #allow few domains #Adding 'www.' to ...
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AWS Ubuntu Server Causes Download PHP file [closed]

While development i have uploaded index.php.bak and tried to access the index.php from browser it was downloading the complete PHP file from server. I immediately deleted index.php.bak , but still ...
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creating elastic load balancer in VPC

I read that its possible to create elastic load balancer in VPC but I couln't find how to create it. How could I create elastic load balancer in a VPC?
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connection lost to glustferfs when amazon ec2 internal ip address changes

My web site running on EC2 instances. Web servers stores dynamic data in glusterfs servers. When the glusterfs instances are restarted, their ip addresses changes, so that web servers lost the ...
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Correctly setting up SSTP on Amazon EC2 Server 2008 Domain Controller

I have successfully setup up a VPN connection to an EC2 instance of Windows Server 2008 using SSTP. But the setup seems a little hacked together and needs some tweeking. My first problem/question is ...
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unable to bootstrap ec2 ubuntu instance

Hi I am trying to bootstrap an ubuntu ec2 instance using knife command line tool, but when ever I run this command knife ec2 server create -x ubuntu --region ap-southeast-1 -i ami-0cdf4965 -S key --...
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bootstrapping an ubuntu ec2 instance using chef and knife

I am bootstrapping a ec2 ubuntu based chef node using chef, it creates an instance but it says Failed to authenticate ubuntu - trying password authand asks for the password. But a newly created ubuntu ...
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Benefits of SR-IOV when most communications are between guest VMs

I am about to buy a new server to run VWware ESXi (Dell T320 w/25GB + RAID10). It will mainly be running a Linux host running web applications and a Windows file/database server. I plan to use AWS ...
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Need to rebuild array from EBS volumes on AWS

I shutdown a bunch of instances on our AWS account as we're no longer developing for a product. After shutting down everything, before hitting the delete button on the EBS volumes, we decided we would ...