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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AWS SSD Volume pricing and IO requests [closed]

I'm looking at the pricing for the new SSD storage volumes here, and I see that there is no listed charge for per 1 million I/O requests like there is with magnetic volumes. Does that mean there is ...
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AWS - elastic load balancer unable to handle the request

I'm totally new to AWS and the world. My problem here is while requesting to AWS server. I have a server staging-storage.zazzercode.co pointing to following DNS's with respective load balancers, ...
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Can't run AWS CLI from CRON (credentials)

Trying to run a simple AWS CLI backup script. It loops through lines in an include file, backs those paths up to S3, and dumps output to a log file. When I run this command directly, it runs without ...
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How to run a script within an Amazon EC2 when the instance starts for the first time?

I have made my own AMI's for internal purpose. How do I run a script when the instance is launched using this AMI? How can I do this? My current approach is by adding the script, say myscript.sh, to ...
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In Route53, balance traffic between ELB and other IP v4 addresses

Using Route53, is there a way to round-robin to a combination of ELB's and IP v4 addresses? I have three load balancers, two are external to AWS and one is an AWS ELB. I want all three load balancers ...
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EC2 Performance Worse After SSD Upgrade

I have an older EC2 Micro instance with a standard LAMP stack installed as a development environment that was utilizing a magnetic drive. I have the same type of setup in production. I wanted to test ...
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Splitting an application across AWS and Heroku

My application is currently 100% managed by Heroku. A few endpoints on the application depend on very slow external resources. Heroku occasionally kills these requests if they hit 30 seconds.[1] ...
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Data backup on AWS

I need to backup a few files, no more than 1Gb initially. These files represent the mission critical data for my startup. If I lose the AWS machines on which the live data is hosted I need to be ...
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Amazon RDS - UTC daylight savings

I haven't been able to get AWS support on the line and need an answer asap - do the SQL instances on Amazon Web Services RDS use daylight savings? I know the timezone is UTC but not sure if it uses ...
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All EC2 outbound traffic is blocked

This is access from WITHIN an EC2 outbound to anywhere. (EC2-BAD) I can get INTO the instance via ssh and I can run my webserver on port 80 and I can ping from another EC2 (EC2-GOOD) in the same VPC. ...
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What is the default username for logging in to AWS EC2 Linux instances via SSH?

I recently became responsible for administering several Amazon Web Services Elastic Cloud Computing instances, some of which run Ubuntu and some of which run Amazon Linux. I have the key pair as a ...
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PHP error logging with AWS and EC2 [closed]

I'm setting up my site to run on AWS EC2. In some presentation for AWS services I saw that there are ways to store your PHP error logs in AWS S3 and analyze it with specific tools. Can't find this ...
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AWS - Script to create EC2 snapshots and automatically rename them

I'm currently trying to setup a script (using AWS CLI from an Ubuntu server) that will do the following: Create a snapshot of every existing volume. Those volumes already have a NAME tag (Like ...
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Does Amazon CloudFront charge for storage? [closed]

I've been reviewing the features and prices of Amazon S3 and Amazon CloudFront as well as similar services offered by other providers. One thing I can't understand is why Amazon CloudFront pricing ...
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Downtime for increasing RDS storage?

I am looking to increase storage of two RDS instances (just the storage space allocated, not the instance type or other parameters). The documentation at ...
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Latency & speed considerations between 2 servers on Amazon EC2

I'm setting up a system that consists of: 2-4 database servers 2-4 webservers (running Node.js) The webservers use the database servers heavily. Aside from connecting to the private IPs of the ...
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adding 2nd private IP on AWS EC2 instance

I am having problems adding a 2nd IP on AWS EC2 instance. I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I already tried this: a) Right clicked the instance and added a 'private IP' from the manage Private IP. b) ...
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What Amazon Cloudwatch metrics I should choose for scalability?

I have application is deployed by Elastic Beanstalk. It only connecting to ElasticCache. I am testing my script capacity using siege utility siege -c 500 -r 1000 -b myurl My summary: ...
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EC2 instance snapshot

In my early days as KVM admin, when I had to do a backup of a VM image, I followed the next steps: Pause the VM Snapshot LVM volume Resume the VM Copy image Remove LVM snapshot Now I've got some ...
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How do I back up AWS S3 and EBS to a non-Amazon provider?

We've centered most of our operations on AWS, and love the ease of use there. However, every once in a while, the paranoid side of my brain wonders what could happen if, say, the bad guys got hold of ...
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Active Directory backup/restore without DSRM

I'm trying to backup my local DC to AWS for DR. When running locally, a system state backup and a restore through DSRM works fine. Unfortunately, a server in DSRM fails to boot in AWS (a situation ...
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How to launch EC2 instance with preconfigured AWS Alarm

I wan't to kill a specific instance when some of it's hardware consumption metrics reaches a certain level. If i create an alarm for the scaling group (setting maximum cpu consumption threshhold to ...
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AWS - Optimize WAN link between VPCs [closed]

I have 2 VPCs, one in us-east-1 and another in ap-northeast-1, with an OpenVPN tunnel between them. According to my ping test, the latency between the two regions is ~160-180ms. Assuming all services ...
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High Mysql Connections

Having a challenge discovering why results are as they are. Perhaps missing something obvious. Sorry this isn't very specific. But if anyone has an pointers on areas to focus on that would be very ...
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EC2 Load balancer and wildcard/multi-domain SSL certificates

I am running three sites through one load balancer (and 2 child-application servers) One of the site's has an SSL certificate, but I'd like to add a certificate for the other two sites What is my ...
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AWS - how to serve faster to oversea users

We have our infras relying on AWS in the us-east-1 region. (EC2, CloudFront, RDS, ElastiCache) We are now having more and more users from the APAC. Users start to complain about network speed to our ...
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Why can't I SSH into a new EC2 instance I created from an AMI I generated?

I followed the procedures here: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/creating-an-ami-ebs.html with the exception that I did not shut down the original instance, just let AWS reboot it. ...
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AWS Storage Gateway - Rules for local cache

What rules does AWS Storage Gateway use to determine what files are kept in local cache? Can they be edited or otherwise tampered with? Assume I have (for sake of assumption) a 1mb local cache. A ...
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AWS ELB session stickiness issue when multiple AWSELB cookies exist in a single request

I have two web apps - App-A & App-B - running in 2 EC2 instances (both web apps are running in both instances) fronted with an AWS ELB. The session stickiness is enabled using 'Application ...
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How do I troubleshoot latency issues with elastic load balancer (ELB) in Amazon AWS?

We have a web app and API hosted at Amazon AWS, with three environments - development (dev), testing/staging (uat), and live. Each environment has a load balancer, two EC2 instances and an RDS ...
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Find all snapshots created by ami where ami is deleted

Recently we had clean up drive in our Amazon Web Services account. We deleted more than 200 AMIs. Because snapshots for these AMIs did not to delete on delete of AMI. How can I find list of snapshots ...
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Switching hosting from GoDaddy to AWS

For the longest time, I've had GoDaddy host my website. I have a domain name that has been registered with GoDaddy and is currently hosted with them. I read this article and created a new hosted zone ...
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Clone git repo via https without entering the password manually

I've got a stack in Amazon OpsWorks and within this stack I got a RailsApp Layer. The repository is only accessible via https and is protected with username and password. On my machine I can clone the ...
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Application access via AWS Load Balancer with autoscaling

I am configuring a test AWS architecture for a web application that I plan to migrate from a dedicated hosting service to AWS. What I have now is as follows : One MySql RDS, where my application ...
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Linux server backup to Amazon S3 using SSL

I have Linux box CentOS 6.5 and i want to backup daily files like SQL dumps and config files to Amazon S3 I have installed Ruby and S3Sync. But the problem when running the s3sync with these ...
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IAM / AWS Access control via Windows Azure Active Directory

I am trying to figure out how to configure IAM in Amazon AWS to use Windows Azure Active Directory. I found ...
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Is backing up to Dropbox ideal? [closed]

I am currently setting on a new CentOS server on one of my Linodes, and are debating with myself on how to back up the data. The server is running DirectAdmin, which will compress all data (e-mail, ...
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Installing PySide on an Amazon EC2 Instance Running Django

So I realize my title is almost laughable, but my situation is this. I have a fairly complicated desktop app written in Python and the PySide Qt bindings and I need to make a stripped down version of ...
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apt-get on aws won't install zip

I'm running Ubuntu 12.10 (GNU/Linux 3.5.0-21-generic i686) on AWS. When I try and install unzip I get the following errors: sudo apt-get install unzip Reading package lists... Done Building ...
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ElastiCache (redis) for non default VPC

I'm trying to create a Redis node, but in the configuration window, I'm not eble to select a VPC I created. All I see is the default VPC. For that reason the subnets are also only the ones that belong ...
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Postfix setup on AWS EC2 using SMTP relay

On ec2 instance, the IP is dynamic, and if I want to use third party SMTP gateway such as sendgrid, what is the suggested values of the following fields? myorigin myhostname mydestination Assume ...
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where do i put the cloud-config.txt file

I have created an amazon ec2 instance image (AMI) that I want to use when launching new instances but I don't understand where to store my cloud-config.txt file so that it gets executed during the ...
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AWS RDS. Upgrade MySQL from 5.5 to 5.6, external replica and Access denied

I want to create external read replica for my RDS instance using this doc: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonRDS/latest/UserGuide/MySQL.Procedural.Exporting.NonRDSRepl.html My old instance is running ...
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Why are Amazon OpsWorks operations so slow?

I'm starting to examine Amazon OpsWorks and created a stack with a database layer and 2 custom layers. I put my cookbooks on a private git repository. I'm wondering why machines used in my scenario ...
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AWS Storage Gateway and Server 2012 R2

I'm having a heckuva time getting the storage gateway VM to authorize: it's not open on port 80. Perhaps I did something wrong? Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V I downloaded the VM but it would not import. ...
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Best practice for web applications and windows services remote configuration in AWS

we have a distributed system that contains windows services and web applications (.NET and Java based). Currently, most of the initial configuration for these applications are taken from various ...
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Is AWS's Elastic Load Balancer a single point of failure?

I am looking at moving our application up to Amazon Web Services. The plan is to have all of the EC2 instances mirrored across two availability zones. Due to data transfer costs, we will be staying in ...
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EC2 : How to assign multiple elastic IPs to a single network interface via SDK

Would anyone know how to associate multiple Elastic IPs to a single instance via the Amazon SDK ? In Ruby, I've tried to use both the aws-sdk and fog gems, which work fine for a single address, but ...
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AWS IAM policy issue: unable to permit all but RunInstances

We are struggling to create an IAM policy that permits all EC2 actions EXCEPT RunInstances. This is to prevent an API key compromise from launching unauthorized instances. We tried it both with and ...
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Do EC2 instances in AWS get deleted after they are terminated?

I am new to this. I made an instance and I installed some things on it (git, heroku), and after my assignment was done I terminated it. One day later I log in, and that instance is gone. Do I have to ...