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AWS RDS Write I/O is really high

Is this way too high? How can we improve this?
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Amazon EC2/EBS - If I share an EBS Snapshot am I charged for others' usage of it?

As the subject says I want to know if I make a snapshot of my EBS public and others use it, do I get charged for that? Background if anyone is interested: I have a bioinformatics program I want to ...
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Instance's deployment / post configuration for AWS Elastic Beanstalk

I am using AWS Elastic Beanstalk, it is easy to start with deploying Java based web app, which is great. However, I want to install Memcached on every instance locally so they can be used for ...
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Clustering TCP servers, so can send data to all clients

I'm developing a real-time mobile app by setting up a TCP connection between the app and server backend. Each user can send messages to all other users. (I'm making the TCP server in Python with ...
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More detail EC2 instances monitoring? [closed]

I am currently using AWS Cloudwatch to monitor basic metrics of my EC2 servers. But it is lacking of detail monitoring such as partition space used, memory free etc. Should I install and use Nagios, ...
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How do I set an MX record in Route53 for a GoDaddy domain?

Can't seem to find an answer to this question on AWS' forum, not in the Route53 manual, nor on Stackoverflow/Serverfault in a way that makes sense...and GoDaddy's support sure as heck ain't got an ...
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Getting bandwidth spent by user or by rails application on Ubuntu

I'm running multiple rails applications on AWS instance and I need to know how many bandwidth is each application using/wasting. Some of the applications are running with passenger over Apache2 some ...
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Creating AWS Linux instance with github-pulled application

Is it possible to create AWS Linux instance on the fly so that it could pull a source code from a private gihub repository? My main obstacle is that github requires private keys which I assumably ...
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How to programmatically migrate an EC2 EBS AMI to other regions?

Before EBS based AMIs were available, it was possible to use the command ec2-migrate-image in order to migrate AMIs to different regions. Is there a simple way to do the same for EBS based AMIs? ...
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unable to set up the ec2 ubuntu instance for auto scaling

I went through enough number of blog post which actually guides how to set up the auto scaling platform. I am using the Ubuntu ec2 32 bit AMI. From which I am trying to scale the instances, I am ...
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With Amazon Route 53 use own domain name for EC2 instance

This should be incredibly obvious, but I can't seem to work out how to do it. I have an EC2 instance running. I can see the 'Public DNS' (hostname) of my instance. I have set up a Route 53 'hosted ...
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CNAMEs in Route 53 using @

I'm trying out Amazon's Route 53 and have moved one of my domains over. The only issue I've encountered is that none of my CNAME records are resolving. In GoDaddy's DNS manager I was able to use @ to ...
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Possible to have multiple IP addresses for a server that point to different doc roots?

Ok, so my set up is as follows: I own a domain, let's call it domain.com. I have an amazon AWS account with one micro-instance (free tier). domain.com and www.domain.com both point to a static IP ...
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update-rc.d on Amazon Linux

I am fairly new to system administration and I am simply trying to make sure nginx runs at startup on my Amazon EC2 instance (running Amazon linux) I have placed the script in /etc/init.d, but it ...
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Issue updating domain name servers from BlueHost to AWS

I am trying to migrate my site hosting from bluehost to AWS cloud based service. I have the site up and running on AWS with an elastic IP configured, it loads fine when I specify the IP address in ...
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using AWS autoscaling to reboot unhealthy instance

I intend to reboot a running AWS instance which has been marked as unhealthy behind an ELB. I have a setup where 2 instances are behind a Load Balancer and one of them contains lot of (>200 Gb) data ...
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Emailing hundreds of thousands of users for a newletter, company server or service? [closed]

My company has a website with a lot of visitors per day. We are planning to email hundreds of thousands of users. I read somewhere that your email reputation is build on your domain, we have very good ...
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In AWS once AMI is registered, can I delete this files from S3?

I have registered a new AMI (instance-store AMI) so I bundled, upload the bundle and registered. So my question is, could I delete this files from S3? or I have to leave this files to get my AMI work ...
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Shutting an EC2 instance down locally (on the instance)?

edit: this seems to be a problem specifically with the AMI that I am trying to shut down. Other AMIs politely shut down with the "sudo poweroff" command. The goal is for an EC2 instance to shut ...
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upgrade to nginx 1.0 on Amazon Linux EC2 Instance

I've noticed that the official Amazon repos only host nginx 0.8 which is now considered a legacy release. Short of manually compiling from source what must I do to upgrade to the stable 1.0 version of ...
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How to download public key from Amazon AWS?

I have a running amazon ec2 linux instance associated with a keypair (p1) and I have downloaded the private key to my home desktop. Now at work, I created a keypair (p2) on my work desktop and ...
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With AWS ELB, is it possible to direct specific subdirectories to specific servers?

We're moving from a single EC2 server setup to a multiple-webserver setup, and using ELB to spread traffic across the servers. Our core application will handle this just fine. There's one sub ...
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Need some advice on a deployment

So I am about to get started deploying a complicated infrastructure as a hosting environment for several high traffic sites. I will be using ec2 for the servers and other different services from AWS. ...
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Is it more stable to run Ubuntu 11.04, Natty Narwhal on EC2?

For example, Instagram said "We run Ubuntu Linux 11.04 (“Natty Narwhal”) on Amazon EC2. We’ve found previous versions of Ubuntu had all sorts of unpredictable freezing episodes on EC2 under high ...
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How can I use a VPN to protect an EC2 instance so that only my devs can access it

I have a dev EC2 instance and I would like to use a VPN (ideally provided by AWS) so that only my web devs could access the website on port 80 Is this What virtual private connect is for?
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CentOS 6.1 AMI for running on EC2?

I don't seem to see any public AMI images created for CentOS 6.1. Is there a reason for that? Is it recommended I spin my own up?
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MySQL update fatal error on AWS Ubuntu server

I was just browsing the system logs on my alestic Ubuntu 10.04 AWS EC2 production server, and found this: daemon.log.1:Dec 9 22:45:42 server1 /etc/mysql/debian-start[865]: /usr/bin/mysqlcheck: Got ...
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MySQL setup for High Connections, High Writes

My box is pegging out. I'm trying to setup a MySQL box running for: 3000 connections (3 workers for 1000 boxes) (box maxes out at 700 connections, already) Heavy Writes Current Setup: AWS ...
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VPN to Amazon EC2 Windows 2008 Instance .. or Other Solution?

I have a Windows 2008 Amazon EC2 instance with a public facing web site and a back office 'Admin' site. Currently the back office site is secured with username / password, but ideally I'd like to add ...
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Forcing CloudFront to pass-through the latest HTML file from S3

Background I'm hosting a static site on S3, with CloudFront over the top. The issue I have is with my HTML files. According to CloudFront's FAQ: Amazon CloudFront uses these cache control ...
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Trying to SCP from Local Mac to Amazon AWS Linux Machine

I am trying to copy a file from my local Mac to my Linux instance running on the Amazon EC2 / AWS Cloud. I am able to connect to the server via Terminal, but am unable to get my file up to the ...
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What AWS volume am I booted from and how do I change it if necessary?

I had an Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 instance running on an m1.small in AWS us-east region. A while back it had some issues (I think it was an AWS problem) anyway we started up a new one, attached our separate ...
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Is it possible to change the availability zone of a running EC2 instance?

Is it possible to change the zone of a running EC2 instance? I currently get "insufficient capacity" error when I try to start an EBS backed micro instance that was running 30 mins ago. I'm trying ...
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PHP's FTP isn't working on Amazon linux EC2 instance?

I set up a m1.large EC2 instance and want to use it to download logs off a cdn's server. I had the code working just fine on my ubuntu laptop but once uploaded to the server the ftp_rawlist() function ...
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Restore a terminated ec2 instance from a snapshot

I accidentally terminated an ec2 instance, but I have several snapshots of its volume. I created a new ec2 instance and I want to have an identical environment (files, installed programs) to the ...
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EC2 - AWS SDK - config.inc.php where?

I've set up an instance running Amazon Linux AMI x86_64 EBS. I installed httpd, and PEAR, then installed the AWS SDK. Now, I'm new to all this server configuration so forgive my naivety. My web ...
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Amazon AWS tutorial - Cannot redirect to service provided destination - try using AWS keys for authentication or check destination URL

I'm following the Amazon AWS tutorial and I have reached Step 6: Launch Amazon EC2 Instances Using Auto Scaling http://docs.amazonwebservices.com/gettingstarted/latest/wah-linux/ But when I run the ...
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Does ‘git push’ create a new SSH session?

I've set up a new EC2 instance with Heroku-like deploy. I followed this article cuppster.com/2011/05/12/diy-node-js-server-on-amazon-ec2/. My problem is... If I push to the server several times, CPU ...
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Amazon AWS mysql RDS Cluster with outside AWS?

I'm now using AWS RDS multi-AZ with great results, the problem is that I want my infrastructure fault tolerant between regions. I'm looking for some kind of tool to make a cluster with RDS and my ...
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Amazon EC2 EBS pricing over a month of dynamically allocated space? [closed]

I see http://aws.amazon.com/ebs/ which says $0.10 per GB allocated per month. However, if I were to create a 30GB EBS image on day 1, delete it after a day and have 0GB for the rest of the month, how ...
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Using ELB Across Multiple Regions

Let say I have the website domain http://myawesomesite.com, and to start I have a ELB setup on the US-EAST Region with 2 instances running my application. As the site becomes more awesome and I ...
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What components should I purchase at AWS? [closed]

This might sound silly question, but it is a real problem which I need help in regards. Unlike "normal" VPS providers I used to such as linode.com and slicehost.com, at AWS they have all those fancy ...
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AWS Security Group for internal network

i'm wondering if i can create a Security Group that limits access of internal network , as i know all ports are open for internal network and i wanna limit it
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Unable to run the cronjob in ubuntu 10.10 server, EC2 instance

I have a AWS EC2 instance with ubuntu 10.10 server. I am trying to add a cron job to the list. But the cron job is not being executed. I am actually uploading a particular file to aws s3 using s3cmd ...
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Apache stops writing logs after moving/deleting them

I have a bunch of ec2 instances running web services; every hour I want to copy the logs back to S3. Which works perfectly well. But, it appears if I move the logs and then touch a new file, or just ...
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CPU Utilization LAMP stack

We've got an ec2 m2.4xlarge running Magento (centos 5.6, httpd 2.2, php 5.2.17 with eaccelerator 0.9.5.3, mysql 5.1.52). Right now we're getting a large traffic spike, and our top looks like this: ...
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Amazon Linux AMI questions

I have a few question regarding the Amazon Linux AMI, I want to run a local copy of it in vmware is possible to download the image once its laucnhed in amazon and put it into vmware fusion 4 ? Is ...
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Cannot import EC2 keypair (Length exceeds maximum) via AWS console from existing keypair

I want to use the same keypair from one availability zone in another but I cannot import it. If I generate a new key I get the same error. See AWS console > Newtwork and Security > Key pairs > Import ...
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Is it possible to merge multiple AWS EC2 instances?

I'm getting a reserved AWS EC2 instance. but i'm worried that if i invest in it upfront and need to upgrade i wouldn't be able to. In fact i would but i won't get my money back for the rest of the ...
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Protected bucket @ S3 - Access Denied

I'm trying to grant RW access to a given bucket to a specific user using the following bucket policy: { "Id": "Policy1322043790167", "Statement": [ { "Sid": "Stmt9999043784080", ...