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Sep
30
answered Disk Partitioning on AWS EC2
Sep
24
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Jul
20
comment All EC2 outbound traffic is blocked
Yes, you will likely need to add an Elastic IP to this instance before you can get connectivity.
Feb
19
answered aws route 53 and vistualhost in ubuntu apache
Jan
31
awarded  Commentator
Jan
31
comment Should I install Ansible with python pip or homebrew on Mac OSX Mavericks?
Fair enough. That quote is just from the official documentation, where they suggest to install globally.
Dec
19
answered Should I install Ansible with python pip or homebrew on Mac OSX Mavericks?
Dec
1
answered Max number of elastic IPs that can be attached to single instance?
Nov
17
comment Amazon ELB timeout on multiple instances but not on single instance
Can you add more details? If you take out the first (initial) server from the ELB, does the second one work? Or is it a problem with just the second server? Are you behind a VPC, different availability zones? There are a lot of variables that could potentially causing issues.
Aug
5
answered How to persist iptables configuration on Amazon EC2 VPC NAT Ami?
Jul
11
comment Server Backup Strategy for Amazon EC2
mysql-zrm is a good mysql backup doing hourly partials and daily full backups. combined with maybe rsync on your important, and changing folders would provide a decent start to a backup/disaster recovery solution. syslog-ng for writing logs to a secondary server never hurts either.
Jul
11
answered Amazon Ec2 Linux still shows old Volume size even after increasing
Apr
16
comment AWS VPC ELB vs. Custom Load Balancing
One thing to note is how the ELB routes things, you can read some information here: stackoverflow.com/questions/11424481/…
Jan
15
awarded  Yearling
Nov
29
comment NAT and NGINX on the same server
There are many ways to secure this. Technically this server only has a single role, as being a proxy for servers behind your NAT. This actually limits the exposure to your internal servers (as they will have to secure access to this server, and then go deeper into the network to get at the actual sites). You can do IP restriction on say SSH access, and create complex nginx rules to filter out the admin portion of every application behind the proxy, and put those on a different IP restricted port. You have to use what will work best for you, either way it can be secured.
Nov
26
comment NAT and NGINX on the same server
That being said, an EIP is not prohibitively expensive, and may be desired if you want to seperate the roles of each server.
Nov
26
answered NAT and NGINX on the same server
Oct
4
comment Assign our own IP range to our servers/load balancers at Amazon Web Services?
I'd open a ticket, or give Amazon a phone call regarding this.
Sep
25
answered For very beginning startup: home server or EC2?
Sep
21
answered How can I make an AMI mount the same volume when it initializes?