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What is the difference between PV and HVM virtualization types in ec2?

AWS EC2 offers two types of virtualization of Ubuntu Linux EC2 machines - PV and HVM. PV: HVM: What is the difference between these types?
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Grep progress bar using pv (pipe viewer)

I've got a huge directory on my computer and I need to search in every ruby file inside for a string. I could have done it like this : grep -R "string" *.rb but it takes really long and I'd like to ...
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Is there a binary of Pipe Viewer (`pv`) for Windows?

I read about the Pipe Viewer (pv) Linux utility, and it sounds really useful. I use plenty of Linux tools on Windows, but this one doesn't seem to be part of the msysgit suite that I use. How can I ...
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Device /dev/sdb1 not found (or ignored by filtering)

I am trying to add a physical volume for use to add volume groups and thus LV inside them. Sadly I am getting the following error. [root@server ~]# pvcreate /dev/sdb1 Device /dev/sdb1 not found (or ...
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Allocated Memory difference in xen guests with Linux 2.6.18 and 2.6.32

Can some one explain me why there is difference in available memory on Guests with same configuration: Hypervisor:xen 4.2 64 bit VM1: Centos 5.7 with 2.6.18-274.el5xen, Assigned memory from xen is ...
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Is there a way to redirect the output of pv command to a file?

I need to redirect the output of pv command to a file so i get read it's progress from another process. Or is it any other way i could do that?
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Amazon EC2: How to convert an existing PV AMI to HVM - CentOS - Wont boot

I've now tried every guide I've found on Google, some are posts on this forum. The instances always end up not booting with every guide/method I've tried. Probably spent about 4 days trying out ...
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Remove a duplicate lvm physical volume uuid?

After upgrading a rhel 5 server today I rebooted to the new kernel: curr=2.6.18-371.el5PAE prev=2.6.18-348.18.1.el5PAE. In the boot sequence I saw a message indicating Logical Volume Management was ...
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issue in increasing disk size in ubuntu guest vmware

Have followed link I was trying to increase the size of my disk allocated to ubuntu guest in vmware below are the things i have already done Increased max setting in vmware settings - Done ...
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Force the GPL/PV driver to a lower link speed

I'm running Xen 4.4.0 on Ubuntu 14.04. On this Dom0 I am running: 1 DomU Ubuntu 14.04 with Shorewall 1 DomU Windows Web Server 2008 R2 with GPL/PV drivers Both domUs connect to the same bridge ...
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Convert an HVM ec2 instance into something that can be run on a PV instance

I have a linux VM running on an esx-i server at home, and I would like to import the vmdk to aws using the ec2-import-instance command. However I really don't need this to be any larger of an ...
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How Can I Capture Output From Programs That Use curses?

For example, the pv utility shows me the current rate of data transfer and updates every second. I'd like to save that output to a file, so that I can see at what rate data was being transferred ...
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LVM - VG not recognised - how to fix?

I have a (CentOS) server running a KVM and a number of (Ubuntu) VM's. Each VM servers disk is mapped to its own LV on the CentOS server. I discovered today that one of the VM's is failing to reboot ...
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Why does VNC viewer on Mac Book Pro report RFB protocol error when connecting to AWS over L2TP?

There is a small group of us working on Amazon Web Services (AWS), we use mac books as our desktop machines and VNC into servers running on AWS. The problem started when we upgraded our VPN from PPTP ...