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Safe filesystem encryption using mdadm and cryptsetup in EC2

I need to safely store some encrypted information in EC2. For this purpose, I'd like to encrypt a filesystem on my EBS drives to ensure that third-parties won't be able to poke around in my data. ...
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Getting the ramdisk id of an amazon elastic cloud storage?

I ran ec2-describe-instances, on which i got the output as INSTANCE i-14305121 ami-bf1d8a8f ec2-54-244-161-27.us-west-2.compute.amazonaws.com ip-10-244-164-7.us-west-2.compute.internal ...
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What is your general strategy to backup S3 buckets?

We are starting a project which involves storing large data quantities in S3. S3 is good at scaling and we've expect to have up to 5TB and million of files in bucket. While i may trust Amazon in ...
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Running computations on a remote server using 2 possible methods. Which is ideal? [closed]

So, this is more of a general question than a specific problem. I'm using AWS and I have my main web server on an m1.medium instance but there are some computationally intensive tasks that I want to ...
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Can I limit user access to AWS S3 buckets?

I'm working on a site that is probably destined for AWS hosting. This leads to a question about access rights to stuff that would be stored in S3 buckets: I set up an EC2 server for the site, and ...
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How to have proper expectations about AWS performance?

I'm in the process of moving a webapp from the local server that's been its development home to somewhere else for eventual deployment. I'm currently evaluating AWS and Rackspace, and am in the ...
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What is the easiest way of adding a list of AWS IP addresses to IIS 7.5 disallow list?

So far, I have been manually adding C-class IP address ranges to the IIS disallow list, ie; 101.22.32.0 / 255.255.255.0. I would essentially like to add all the AWS IP address ranges found here: EC2 ...
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Elegant way of categorizing puppet nodes in EC2 in Ubuntu Precise?

I'm trying to find a simple and elegant way of having puppet identify what kind of node it's working with in EC2. For simplicity, let's say I have 3 node types: web, api and db. Now, the very ...
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Google indexes both Amazon public dns and elastic ip

I'm using an Elastic IP and have created an A record of my domain to that IP. (Host=@ and "Points to" is the IP) Google has indexed this domain accordingly but it also has indexed the public DNS (ec2-...
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Creating auto scale group fails, “Launch configuration name not found”

I'm trying to create an autoscale group on Amazon. The load balancer is created and is up n' running. I've successfully created the launch configuration in eu-west-1 and it shows up when I run "as-...
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AWS - Load Balanced EC2 Instances. Same or Unique public IP address

Apologies if this has been answered before; my google skills failed me. Even larger apologies if this is a n00b's question. We are planning on using AWS cloud formations to drive some load testing ...
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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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Setting initial passwords or taking user input on Amazon Marketplace

We're looking to put an image on AWS Marketplace. The image is to include a password-based web user interface. What is the correct way to set that password? Some options come to mind: Set the ...
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ec2 instance cant mount glusterfs server

My EC2 instance tries to mount glusterfs volume whic located on another EC2 instance . client instance's /etc/fstab file contains: glusterserver1:/export/brick1 /mnt/glusterfs glusterfs defaults 0 ...
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AWS and Inbound SSH [closed]

So I know a lot of people have problems logging into ssh due to the whole public key files and such. I'm trying to figure out how to disable all that so that all that is needed to be sent over is a ...
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How do I view Security Group rules for an AWS EC2 Security Group using the command-line tools?

I know that you can set Security Group rules with ec2-authorize and ec2-revoke. How do you view the rules of a given security group?
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Amazon Auto Scaling and IP access control

We hava a project where we have to access a SOAP WS that is access-restricted via IP firewalling. So each one of our machines need to be added to the firewalling rules by our clients' security team. ...
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Site is down after stop/start of instance

I had to increase the capacity of an instance. So I first took a snapshot of the volume, then stopped the instance and changed the type from t1.micro to m1.medium and started the instance again. But ...
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AWS Beanstalk / load balancer doesnt distribute load

I have two instances of EC2 running with Tomcat servers. I deployed my war using beanstalk. My load balancer has both the EC2 machines listed under the Instances tab. I'm trying to do some load ...
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Chef: Preinstall packages or install everything from scratch (fast/inflexible vs slow/flexible )

I'm curious is it a good strategy to prebuild binaries (install packages) and use chef for config management only. Theoretically it should speed up init process when we need new machines (traffic ...
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AWS loopback approach and mounting an EBS Volume

In order to deploy your appliance on AWS, I think the loopback approach is true IaaS and I am not in favor of installing my software on an existing AMI. I see a potential problem of using loopback ...
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What type of amazon ec2 instance should i take ? And how many of them? [duplicate]

I will be hosting a website . Our initial target will be around 50,000 unique visitors a day . Files are served using apache/php and the realtime events (likes,comments) are handled using a nodejs ...
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How to install PHP 5.4 on AWS Opsworks

I'm trying to get php 5.4 running on AWS Opsworks. When I add the "PHP App Server" layer I get the following description "The PHP Application Server layer is a blueprint for instances that function ...
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Best way to load balancing between AWS and Rackspace?

I have a SaaS product hosted on AWS and I would like to have the same infrastructure hosted on Rackspace (or any other host) to offer a high availability (eventually load balancing) for my users in ...
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AWS EC2 Mailserver Failover Strategies done right

I'm researching in this topic really hard the last few days and i just want to discuss this with a few specific questions - i did not find any suitable thread here that is covering my needs and ...
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Avoiding downtime while switching CNAMEs with AWS's Route53

I'm trying to make a seamless transition from Heroku to AWS. Currently, DNS is being handled by Route53, with a CNAME record sending traffic to the heroku SSL subdomain. I need to change this to an A ...
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HTML page not connecting to AWS server [closed]

I am trying to connect an html page hosted with my ISP provider with an Amazon Web Services micro-instance server using socket.io. I am trying to use the most basic example possible that is provided ...
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Looking into AWS services. What services do I need to transfer my servers over (MySQL & PHP running on Windows 2008)?

I have two servers that I am thinking of moving to AWS (or is Azure a better option?) if it saves me money and helps reliability and scalability: Windows Server 2008 running IIS web server with PHP. ...
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Not receiving some mail, possibly due to DNS misconfig? [closed]

I have an Ubuntu12.04 server running on Amazon AWS, and have a domain purchased from godaddy.com I have setup a mail server with Postfix and Dovecot. I am able to recieve most mails from senders. But ...
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ebs durability clarification

I am confused as to the durability of the EBS volumes on AWS. As an example, volumes that operate with 20 GB or less of modified data since their most recent Amazon EBS snapshot can expect an ...
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how to setup subdomains for AWS EC2 Ubuntu Instance?

I am trying to setup subdomains for my AWS EC2 ubuntu instance, but without enough knowledge I couldn't proceed anymore. I have a parked domain name example.com on a domain name service provider. My ...
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Using Amazon RDS (or similar) as a slave

Officially, RDS instances can't be directly set up to slave non-RDS databases. My production master is MySQL running on Hetzner and I want an RDS instance to closely follow it for backup purposes, ...
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Amazon SES not working from Rackspace Servers

Has anyone encountered a problem where they cannot connect to email-smtp.us-east-1.amazonaws.com for SMTP from a Rackspace server? WHen I ping from a rackspace server there is always 100% packet loss. ...
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How do I access my public DNS on Amazon's EC2

I'm working with Amazon's EC2 for the first time. I went through all of the steps at http://docs.amazonwebservices.com/AWSEC2/latest/GettingStartedGuide/ and now I'm trying to access the public DNS ...
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Malformed nginx 307 redirect response?

I have an Nginx configuration that 307 redirects from http to https. There are existing client applications that connect to http and send data via POST requests. The clients are .Net services using ...
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Sending email from an AWS domain via Google Apps

I have a domain managed via Amazon's Route53 service. I have a Google Apps (free) account with 10 full users. To facilitate more than 10 users (we need about 12-14), I've been using a setup whereby ...
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General advice about Network Application running on EC2

I've written a network application and deployed it on a single EC2 instance (M1-large). The application serves like a sort of a chat room (only it enables other stuff besides sending messages), ...
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Given an Amazon Web Service Security Group, how can I find out what the IP's are?

I'm looking at using a cloud service which has an AWS Security group... I've got a hardware firewall and a software firewall. I have no idea how to say: Given that security group, allow any ...
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No such file or directory

I'm building an EC2 LAMP server for the first time, and so far so good. Except I can't seem to get the require 'vendor/autoload.php'; working right I get this error message whenever I write that ...
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Why do AWS spot-instance prices spike above the “on demand” pricing?

Amazon Pricing on Spot Instance Inconsistencies This is something which will be best explained through screenshots of a historical chart of instance pricings. If you look at a lot of the instance ...
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Troubleshooting a connection to a new LAMP setup

So, I just set up my first LAMP server. I think. I followed this guide and then proceeded to connect to it using Filezilla, so that means that it exists, at least. I made an index.html and placed ...
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AWS - Is there an UI tool for setting/editing auto-scaling groups?

Is there a tool that simplifies the auto-scaling group management? XML-based, UI-based, etc. Thanks
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Tamper-proof AWS AMI

I need to convince my customer that my server to which he submits his sensitive data runs only applications/processes approved by him. Also the customer is not allowed to get access to my server. He ...
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Cloudformation Resource for a Cross Region S3 bucket policy [duplicate]

I know this is somewhat a duplicate of Cross Region S3 bucket policy but I don't have enough rep to comment and the answer wasn't detailed enough. I would like to allow EC2 servers based in us-east-...
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aws ec2 instance clone

I've been searching for a while for a good tutorial on how could I clone a ec2 instance at aws. I have a VM at aws which is on production, yeah, this is quite important to me so I need to make sure I ...
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Mapping godaddy domain with AWS EC2

I have a word-press website running on EC2. I have a domain registered with godaddy. I used the elastic IP from AWS EC2 to set up A record. The problem is, only the main page shows www.domainname....
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How does one properly escape a leading “#” character in linux etc/environment?

I would like to store a system-wide environment variable in etc/environment on AWS Linux AMI 2013.03. In this example, I am trying to store the phrase "#hello". See the examples below. echo $control ...
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To run python script when my Amazon instance boots up

Where should i place my script in amazon instance such that my script should run when my instance boots up? I tried placing it in rc.local but it didnt help. My script is about connecting to Amazon ...
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SQL Server 2008 mirroring on AWS

Building a application on Amazon Web Services (AWS) using SQL Server 2008 and don't have the budget for Enterprise Edition. It's a standard web app, nothing too fancy needed in the way of performance....
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How fast are transfers from Amazon EC2 to Amazon Glacier?

I am using a large, 1st generation instance on Amazon EC2 in the us-east-1 region, and would like to transfer data to Amazon Glacier. I will be transferring data from the instance's ephemeral storage. ...