Amazon Web Services (AWS) delivers a set of services that together form a reliable, scalable, and inexpensive computing platform "in the cloud". If you have a question about a specific web service, consider asking on its tag, e.g., amazon-ec2.

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Create an EBS based EC2 AMI from Ubuntu server with some tools installed

Download Ubuntu Server (last LTS version, 10.04) Install it under VirtualStudio, or any other VM. Install some useful stuff for GIS developers, like build essentials, PostgreSQL, PostGIS and GDAL ...
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AWS EC2: How to determine whether my EC2/scalr AMI was hacked? What to do to secure it?

(See update below) I received notification from Amazon that my instance tried to hack another server. there was no additional information besides log dump: Original report: Destination IPs: ...
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amazon aws - regional data transfer - in/out/between EC2 Avail Zones

can anyone say what this charge item is from the account activity? $0.010 per GB - regional data transfer - in/out/between EC2 Avail Zones or when using public/elastic IP addresses or ELB i launched ...
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Best AWS Architecture?

The goal is to have as much redundancy as possible so that we can quickly recover from instance failures or any other issues. Our current AWS setup for a Rails WebApp that we run is as follows: EC2 ...
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Can I share buckets in Amazon S3 so that multiple users see them in their management console?

Using account A, I can add user B to the permissions of a bucket, but that bucket does not then show up in user B's management console. What does it mean to give a user permissions in this way? Is ...
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Jungle Disk vs DiskAgent

I'm looking at implementing a secure off-site data backup of about 100 GB (and growing), more than likely on Amazon S3. I haven't found many reviews of DiskAgent, has anybody had a good experience ...
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Should I turn off swap on AWS EC2?

I'm running a webserver and database server on the same AWS EC2 instance. I know it's a bad idea to have swap for web server, so should I just turn it off? Will it affect the database service (I guess ...
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AWS sent me abuse report - apparently one of my servers was hacked - whats next?

I got an abuse report from AWS with the following information: * Log Extract: <<< suspicious looking connections on the Undernet IRC Chat Network connecting from a netblock you control ( ...
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Help creating a 'youtube' type site

I am in the process of creating a youtube type site and would love to get some help regarding the setup. Here is what I have planned so far: Use my current hosting: which is a dedicated virtual ...
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Best remote mounted filesystem based on S3

I need to know what the best (read: highly performant and fault tolerant) filesystem solution based on Amazon's S3 is. I have looked a s3fs, but I notice that it has not been worked on for a while ...
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How to upload via FTP (or alt.) to AWS S3?

A simple question about Amazon (AWS) S3 storage. Is there any other way to upload data to S3 apart from the web console interface? I have a huge amount of family photos and home videos split into ...
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What is the probability on AWS EC2 that I will lose my instance store data?

For the setup we are using, rolling the existing community AMI into an EBS volume and booting off that is a lot of work. The application data (including user uploaded files) is stored on an EBS ...
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Can I have SFTP for my domain resolve to a different host

OK, this is probably a really basic DNS question, so sorry... My small one-person company's domain, mikekellyconsulting.com, is hosted by Web.COM (a/k/a Interland) on a Windows hosting plan. ...
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AWS Instance Hung waiting for SSL passphrase--any way around this?

I have an Amazon AWS instance that is hanging after a reboot. I can tell via the System Log in the AWS control panel that it is waiting for me to type in my SSL passphrase: ... [80G [74G[ OK ...
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Automated EBS snapshots in Windows Server 2003

I've successfully done automatic snapshots from an Ubuntu instance on AWS using a bash script and the API tools. But how is this done with a Windows Server instance? Is there a similar set of tools ...
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encryption on AMIs for Cent OS?

We wanted use encrypted for 10GB partitions on AWS cloud using Cent OS i have following Cent OS following link to do that http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/EncryptedFilesystem After attaching 10GB from ...
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Unable to remote desktop into a Amazon EC2 instance

I have a website running on a Windows 2008 Server EC2 instance. The website is working fine, but I'm unable to remote-desktop into it. I have an Elastic IP associated with the instance: # telnet ...
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Why do we get TCP disconnects when using AWS Elastic Load Balancer?

We are running our servers on AWS EC2 instances. The servers have to provide HTTP on port 80 and RTMP (TCP) on port 1935. Running a single instance works fine. But as soon as I use Elastic Load ...
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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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Windows 2008 Server in Amazon EC2 stops responding when SSTP/VPN connection is closed

All, I have a single Windows 2008 server running in Amazon's EC2 cloud. It's running a web application that is running fine and is accessible to the outside world. I need 3-5 developers to be able ...
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Strategies for determining EC2 requirements based on existing physical setup?

I'm a lone IT guy trying to evaluate the cost of moving our existing physical data center to AWS (6 application servers and 2 replicated MySQL servers). The cost calculator that Amazon provides is ...
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Monitoring Between EC2 Regions

I'm working on a small EC2 project that involves a handful of servers in two different regions (US East and EU West). My first task is to implement a Nagios monitoring solution. Monitoring within a ...
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Can not connect to my sql database

I am trying to connect to mysql database on amazon through a php script, but I am shown this error: Warning: mysql_connect() [function.mysql-connect]: Lost connection to MySQL server at ...
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A-2-Z web hosting on Amazon AWS

All, I am studying web dvp, and one of my classes is project-based. We have to build a functional site that demonstrate our understanding of: HTML, CSS, Javascript, php, MySQL, And ...
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EC2 persistence of machine

I notice that EBS-backed AMIs are much like a VMWare instances -- I can stop them and also persist them to disk, and all this is done relatively quickly. However, I believe that S3 backed machines ...
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How to put 1000 lightweight server applications in the cloud

The company I work for sells a commercial desktop/server app that runs on any non dedicated Windows PC or server and uses Tomcat for all interactions with the application. Customers are asking that ...
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Amazon S3 tools for Debian?

I need to (programmatically, in a shell script) upload an EAR file to an Amazon S3 bucket on Debian (5.0.4). What, if any, Debian package provides simple, scriptable tools for that? Ideally this ...
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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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How to install apache on AWS ubuntu instance?

I've tried a few standard Ubuntu instances on Amazon's Web Services (AWS), but I can never find the apache package using apt-get. Thanks, Aidan.
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Using Amazons AWS: mounting EBS on EC2 instance: 1 GiB appears as 414GB

Using Amazon's AWS, I created a 1 GiB volume. I attached it to a running instance and formatted it with ext3. I then mounted it and and used df -h to report its size. It's apparently 414G. I'm already ...
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Web server on Amazon EC2 Ubuntu, port 80

How to set up a web server on a EC2 Ubuntu on port 80? There already seems to be a daemon listening on port 80 by default? What is that daemon and is it safe to kill it? #lsof -i java 1290 ...
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Understanding Amazon AWS usage data

I love Amazon AWS, but I'm tearing my hair out over the obscure usage data they give you. All they seem to have is either an extremely high level summary that just shows you your total monthly cost ...