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May
15
comment How do I get a VHD with compression comparable to ZIP?
I use a VHD file with VirtualPC and I enabled NTFS file compression on it. It saves about 30% of the size. Not sure if this is an option on Azure. At least for the upload you will have to transfer it uncompressed (or ZIP it, upload, then unzip on the cloud).
May
12
comment How do I get a VHD with compression comparable to ZIP?
If he creates a new ("empty") VHD and fills it with files, then it is already more or less optimally shrunk.
May
11
comment How do I get a VHD with compression comparable to ZIP?
@HopelessN00b VHDs have native compression? Can you tell more about that?
Nov
12
comment Hibernating Ubuntu on EC2 instance?
They can't really prevent hibernation, since hibernation is basically: write some data to disk, then power off. Which is the same as a regular shutdown (except less data is typically written at shutdown), which is allowed.
Oct
8
answered How to zero fill a virtual disk's free space on windows for better compression?
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Feb
25
comment Configuring mod_proxy to forward 503 errors instead of swalling them?
Seems like a duplicate of stackoverflow.com/questions/2531895
Nov
3
answered how does openvpn decide which interface to get IP addrs from
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Aug
7
revised Hibernating Ubuntu on EC2 instance?
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Aug
7
comment Hibernating Ubuntu on EC2 instance?
As for billing, I did not run long enough to be able to tell.
Aug
7
comment Hibernating Ubuntu on EC2 instance?
The instance is stopped. they don't charge for stopped state. Quoting from aws.amazon.com/ec2/#pricing "Pricing is per instance-hour consumed for each instance, from the time an instance is launched until it is terminated or stopped." Or from aws.amazon.com/ec2/faqs/… Q: What defines billable EC2 instance-hours? Instance-hours are billed for any time your instances are in a “running” state. If you no longer wish to be charged for your instance, you must "stop" or "terminate" the instance to avoid being billed for additional instance-hours.
Aug
7
answered Hibernating Ubuntu on EC2 instance?
Jan
3
comment Filename length limits on linux?
Sorry, but I'am new here an can't even comment, save vote. The previous answer (by sfp) should be upped, as it answers the question completely, while the others are partially off. Again, sorry for going besides the rules, but I can't be quiet when the best answer is at the bottom.