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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 ...
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Amazon EC2 - how to determine how busy each CPU is

I have an Amazon EC2 micro instance. I believe that this is 1 core (or 2 for periodic bursts) with 4 CPU's. I'm getting confused with the terminology (ECU vs CPU vs Core) but really I would like to ...
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Installing Backtrack/Pentesting OS on AWS/AZURE? [closed]

I tried good search but i am unable to get any help on this topic. Is there any official/unofficial way to install these OS on these cloud hosting. I don't know if it against there tos or not. ...
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strongSwan IPsec server with AWS EC2 VPC VPN client

I'm trying to create a VPN tunnel between 2 AWS regions. The way I'm trying to do this is by setting up a IPsec server in Linux with strongSwan in one region, and then a VPC VPN in the other region. ...
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EC2 instance keeps respawning, even after termination

A quite annoying EC2 instance keeps respawning, no matter how many times I try to delete or terminate it. What could be the cause of this? How can I finally get rid of this Micro testing instance?
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AWS service to setup port forwarding from Elastic IP to EC2 instances

Is there an AWS service (rather than creating an instance, and doing something via iptables?) that will allow me to use the API to set up port forwarding from a single Elastic IP address, onto ...
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Chef command to create new ec2 instance with second ebs volume attached and mounted instead of the default ephemeral volume?

We currently use this command to create a new ec2 instance with chef: knife ec2 server create --node-name=prod-apache-1 --availability-zone us-east-1c --image ami-3d4ff254 --distro ubuntu12.04-gems --...
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Provider claiming “all web servers in the cloud are automatically kept in sync” - should I be skeptical?

I'm no expert in cloud computing - I've spent a fair bit of time researching it and various providers but am yet to get any hands-on experience with it. From what I've read about AWS and auto-scaling ...
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When I mount an XFS snapshot that was frozen, do I need to unfreeze it?

I'm snapshotting an XFS EBS volume, freezing it first. When I mount the snapshot as a new volume on a different instance will I need to unfreeze the volume before it can be used, or will it not be ...
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Download single files from GitHub in CloudFormation template

Within my CloudFormation template, I would like to download text files from GitHub. When I examine the downloaded files is encoded/encrypted content instead of plain text. It doesn't seem like it ...
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Do EC2 EBS provisioned iops volumes set an iops cap, not just a minimum?

I've been testing AWS EC2 with EBS optimized instances using EBS provisioned IOPS volumes in the hopes of finding out just how much better they perform in reality. I'm confused by the results and was ...
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How to configure Elastic Beanstalk for using Rails with Postgres?

Elastic Beanstalk has built in support for RDS. But, I want to use Postgresql with Elastic Beanstalk. Which will be the best approach for doing this?
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Email notification and mail server

I am building a web application with email notification just like Facebook, which will host in http://www.linode.com/. When a user A comment to a post, the poster will get an email notification from '...
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Time between AWS Notifying of Scale Down and Terminating instance

Here is the scenario, there are multiple EC2 instances behind a load balancer. When traffic dies down, the SCALE_DOWN policy is triggered from a CloudWatch alarm. What I would like, is for the ...
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How to set up multitenant Route53 subdomains with parent domain not on Route53?

My goal is to be able to add/drop subdomains for a multi-tenant app via Route53: tenant.example.com. Account provisioning should place the new tenant on a hosting node and then add the newly onboarded ...
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Load/stress testing methodology. What to expect and how to interpret results?

We have this new client for whom we're reviewing our server infrastructure. I know pretty well the web API because I've helped building it and now I'm on my own maintaining and pushing it forward, so ...
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Assign PowerShell script to run at startup using PowerShell on Window Server 2012

I'm trying to write a PowerShell script that will run when a Windows 2012 instance is created on AWS using the configuration tools provided by AWS. My problem is that I want to change the name of ...
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What would be the IP address for UDP messages for AWS instances from different regions?

I have my AWS EC2 setup in different regions, say one in Oregon, and another one in Ireland. I want to send a UDP message from Oregon to Ireland. What IP address should I use in this case? I have ...
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Problems migrating an EBS backed instance over AWS Regions

Note: I asked this question on the EC2 forums too but haven't received any love there. Hopefully the ServerFault community will be more awesome. The new AWS Sydney region opening up is something that ...
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Is it safe to publish an EC2 security group?

Is it safe to publish the security group you're launching machines on? i.e. "my box is on sg-abcdef" Are there any permissions that control who is allowed to join your SG? Worst case, it seems like a ...
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DNS: CNAME as www record

I'm considering changing the DNS www records of a domain name from an A record to a CNAME. Various questions and answers on serverfault are not as clear cut as I'd hoped. Also, many DNS checking tools ...
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File replication among EC2 instances

I am pretty new to AWS so please excuse my ignorance. We are wanting to have a setup whereby we have a SQL DB instance + web server instance. However we would like the Web server to sit behind an ELB ...
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Is it possible to update an existing EC2 security group from CloudFormation?

I have a manually created security group to access Redis, and I am creating a LAMP stack with AWS CloudFormation. I need to update the Amazon EC2 security group from Redis to allow access from this ...
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Can't start Apache - Address already in use - httpd is stopped

I'm trying to set up an Amazon EC2 web server on the "Virtual Private Cloud". I'm using this instead of a standard EC2 instance because I needed to assign multiple public IPs and that necessitates the ...
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Merely installing PHP5 causes my AWS Ubuntu server to die minutes later from a massive CPU spike

I have an AWS server with Ubuntu 11.04 as the OS that is running an Apache2 webserver (incidentally Python-based and using Django). We recently needed to add support for php5 to let us use a third ...