Amazon EC2 (Elastic Compute Cloud) is a web service that allows users to rent virtual computing capacity on which they can run their applications.

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Cannot RDP, Ping, etc to Amazon EC2 Instance

I've been trying to ping an Amazon EC2 Server on the Free Tier. I created a: Windows-2008-SP2-i386-Base-2012.01.12 (ami-fed396ac) Description: Microsoft Windows 2008 Datacenter 32-bit AMI ...
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Searching files in the server and searching string inside the source code

Are there software that enables you to search files or string inside your sourcecode that's on the server? The text editor I am currently using is Coda by Panic and the server I am using is Amazon ...
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using ZFS and local hard drives as a cache for a remote iSCSI SAN

This is purely theoretical idea, i dont plan on doing this any time soon, but could you use Local hard drives as a kind of Cache to remote drives stored on Amazon EC2, shared to a user via iSCSI? The ...
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How Does One Connect to an Amazon EC2 Ubuntu Instance from Windows 7?

I would like to use VNC or similar to connect to my Ubuntu 11.10 EC2 instance similar to the way one logs into a windows server using remote desktop and while I've installed Xorg, I've not been able ...
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Amazon EC2 and eventmachine encryption issues

I'm testing out an Amazon EC2 instance (Amazon Linux AMI 2011.09, EBS boot, 32-bit architecture with Amazon EC2 AMI Tools.) to see if it'll serve my purposes. I've written a small backend in Ruby (...
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Nginx hangs on SSL

I'm running Nginx on an Amazon EC2 micro instance, with some some backend node processes and mongodb. Recently, I had about 5k hits in about 40 hours, and after a little while,the SSL site hung on ...
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Unable to create filesystem on new partition - Amazon EC2 instance

I created a new partition /dev/xvda1p1 on linux amazon ami. After that i am unable to create a filesystem. What is the issue? # fdisk -l Disk /dev/xvda1: 8589 MB, 8589934592 bytes 255 heads, 63 ...
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Amazon EC2 (Linux) + RDS (MySQL) + PHP + pdflatex = LaTeX to PDF online

I would like to have a website capable of converting LaTeX documents to PDF online. So for example user types in some raw LaTeX (document), I'm saving it into my MySQL database and I'm able to convert ...
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How can I open listen ports on an Amazon EC2 instance?

I'm using Amazon EC2 micro instance with Ubuntu 11.04 on it (official AMI by Canonical). I have created a new security group for this instance: Inbound: 22 (SSH) 0.0.0.0/0 80 (HTTP) 0.0.0.0/0 ...
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What's a good way to install “build essentials” (all common useful commands) on a blank EC2 Linux server?

I want to get some "build essentials" (like gcc, make, etc.) on an empty micro Linux box. Seems inefficient to spend my time trying to try installing one thing, then realize I need gcc, then realize ...
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Is there a good way to give ec2-user admin credentials on EC2? I'm sudoing too often

Disclaimer: I'm only decent with EC2 and Unix commands / Linux administration. Question: How do you give ec2-user the same permissions as root? I'm tired of sudoing. Why? I found out that you have ...
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What can cause a MAC Address to change?

I would like a summary of common scenarios that can cause a MAC address to change? Does hopping on a new network give you a new MAC? Does installing a new network device (e.g. WiFi card) cause a ...
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Lost sudo/su on Amazon EC2 instance

I have an Amazon EC2 instance. I can login just fine, but neither "su" nor "sudo" work now (they worked fine previously): "su" requests a password, but I login using ssh keys, and I don't think ...
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creating a VPN connection between AWS EC2 Ubuntu server and Ubuntu client

Setting up VPN server-client connection seems to be tricky. I have a sever on Amazon EC2 and would like to join it to my network at home. What is the simplest & quickest way to do it? Which ...
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How do I use a VPN on the Virtualbox Host to give access to all the Virtualbox Guest machines?

I am creating a lab setup on amazon ec2. I want to rent a 15GB Windows instance and run Virtualbox inside it. This Virtualbox will have a lab setup with multiple machines - Windwos, Linux, Solaris ...
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How to install mongodb on linux?

I'm a nuby on linux (never used it before), and I want to install mongodb on an EC2 linux instance. I still haven't found a good article which guide how to install mongodb on an EC2 linux instance, ...
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Why can't I ssh-copy-id to an EC2 instance?

I have a ubuntu Natty instance on EC2, and I can SSH into it by ssh -v -i ec2-keypair ubuntu@ubuntu@XXXX.compute-1.amazonaws.com But I'd like to set up password less sshing. So I tried these ...
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Accessing Amazon EC2 in Filezilla SFTP

I need help/guide how I can open my ssh access from a GUI or Filezilla. Here's the scenario my developer just left me with the login info to my Amazon EC2. Now I am finding difficulties in ...
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Difference between Fedora 8 and Fedora 15 filesystems

I am running Fedora on my development Amazon EC2 instances. I recently moved from Fedora 8 to Fedora 15. I noticed that when I do a "cat /etc/fstab" I see the following on my Fedora 15: LABEL=...
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Git push from windows pc to aws ec2 machine fails

I've followed the steps in this tutorial: http://cuppster.com/2011/05/12/diy-node-js-server-on-amazon-ec2 but when I came to the step "push our local code changes to the remote repository" I got an ...
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Get a fixed dns for an ec2 instance

I want to use an ec2 instance just to do work on some personal programming and text processing projects in the cloud (from an ssh terminal) rather than on a desktop. I don't always need access to the ...
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How can I get ec2 command run in git-bash?

I installed ec2 command line tools on windows this morning. When I try to run a command ec2-describe-instances in the git bash, I get this output: Exception in thread "main" java.lang....
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failing to ssh into ec2 instance

I was following these ec2 setup instructions and when I get to the end where I need to use ssh -i path/to/myapp.pem ubuntu@XXX.compute.amazonaws.com I get the following error $ ssh -i ~/keys/...
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Extra memory on EC2 [closed]

So, i'm looking at amazons high-cpu on demand instances, they have an 8 virtual core extra large high-cpu instance, but it only has 8GB of RAM. http://aws.amazon.com/ec2/instance-types/ I'm trying ...
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Amazon Linux AMI release 2010.11.1 corresponds to which RHEL version (4/5/6)?

I am using the default Amazon Linux AMI in an EC2 instance - Amazon Linux AMI release 2010.11.1. I can see that it's a Redhat based system, but after trying many tools (/etc/issues, uname -a, ...
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Is having Linux VPS same as Amazon EC2 or S3 [closed]

I am new to Amazon services so have no idea, whenever i ask some questions on forums , few recommend Amazon instead of VPS. So i want to know is having Amazon EC2 or S3 is exact replacement of VPS. i ...
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Elasticfox For Firefox4 Mac

I recently upgraded Firefox to version 4 on my Mac and now it seems Elasticfox no longer works. Does anyone know if and when Elasticfox will get updates for FF4 compatibility? Also, are any of you ...
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How to change the root SSH key on an EC2 instance

I have a running EC2 instance with Debian 10.04LTS that I'd like to change the root SSH key of. How do I do this, since amazon set up that key initially for me? Can I just change it the way I'd ...
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How to view contents of an EBS volume attached to an EC2 instance via Terminal?

I've setup an EC2 instance and have 2 EBS volumes attached to it. I would like to view the contents of each volume. How do I view it via the terminal (cd /somePath)? I've already have a valid SSH ...
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How to work on Python project to be run on an EC2 instance?

I just started a web project using Python/webpy. I've created an Amazon EC2 instance and now would like to work on the actual development side. Is there a way for me to open the Python files located ...
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How to install PHPMyAdmin on Linux EC2 instance?

I just finished setting up a default Linux EC2 instance and would like to install PHPMyAdmin. I already have Apache and MySQL installed but cannot seem to install PHPMyAdmin. I tried using sudo apt-...
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How to get Amazon EC2 instance operating system info?

I just setup an EC2 instance running Linux. Is there a way to get the version/distribution of Linux that is running on the instance via the terminal?
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Adding Webmin to Bitnami Lamp Stack

I'm running Bitnami on my free tier amazon bitnami-lampstack-3.0.6-0-linux-ubuntu-10.04-ebs (ami-aa8cf5f8) Description: BitNami Lampstack 3.0.6-0 EBS AMI Status: available Platform: Ubuntu Image ...
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How do I copy files into `/var/www` with WinSCP?

When I try to place my web files into /var/www in apache on my ec2 Ubuntu instance it is giving me an error stating that I don't have permission. Permission denied. Error code: 3 Error message from ...
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Can RackSpace cloud images be downloaded and used on a private cloud inside your local network?

I've read that for example Ubuntu Enterprise Could images can be loaded from a private cloud residing on your local network to Amazon EC2. Or you can create a image on Amazon EC2 and then download it ...
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Installing Gitosis on EC2/Ubuntu

I'm trying to get gitosis to work on my Ubuntu instance on EC2. I'm having a problem with getting the right key to work. I SSH to my server using the key provided in the AWS console: it's a public ...
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How to install Rails on an EC2 server?

I have installed Rails on my localhost, and now, I would like to install it on an Amazon EC2 server.
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x windows in a browser. ajaxterm but with X

ajaxterm is a terminal that works in a web browser is there a similar solution for x windows? if i'm in a library or on a netbook i can't use vnc, but every computer has a browser. so is there a ...
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Amazon Linux AMI: How to replace sendmail with postifx?

Apologies in advance for my nub question. Been using the Amazon EC2 Linux AMI and enjoying it. It comes configured with sendmail. I think I'd rather use postfix. I hoped replacing sendmail with ...
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EC2 volume not mounting via fstab; manual mount successful

I have a Micro instance running Ubuntu 10.04 x86 (AMI ami-3e02f257). It has the OS volume attached at /dev/sda1 and a second volume attached at /dev/sdf (reported as /dev/sda1=vol-eaa0e982:attached:...
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X11 forwarding from Amazon EC2 AMI

local$> echo $DISPLAY :0.0 local$> ssh -X -i PEMFILE ec2-user@AMAZONEC2_AMI [ec2-user@REMOTE_AMI ~]$ echo $DISPLAY [ec2-user@REMOTE_AMI ~]$ sudo grep X11 /etc/ssh/sshd_config ~/.ssh/...
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How to stop adding IP from EC2 to known_hosts for ssh?

I start/stop lots of new instances as I'm learning to use Amazon EC2. Every temporary instance is added to the known_hosts file. Is this ever a problem for others who use EC2 a lot? I'd like to tell ...
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Pros and Cons of virtualized dev environment

Because I was sick and tired of installing the same dev tools for the different machines I used, I figured why not try to stick it all into an EC2 instance that I can remote desktop into from any ...
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How do I change my default shell on a AWS instance?

I want to change my shell from the default bash shell to zsh on my Amazon EC2 instances. How do I go about doing it? Thanks!
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Setting up scripts in Amazon EC2 Cloud

I am currently running a few perl and python scripts on a windows pc and would like to port over to the Amazon EC2 servers running 64-bit LINUX. The scripts are basic web scrapers that go to a ...
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Should I, and how do I, backup my database for a web application that is hosted on an Amazon EC2 server?

I set up Amazon EC2 instance using the Ubuntu server edition, and I installed the LAMP stack on it. I did up a PHP web application running on MySQL. I have tested the web application on Amazon EC2, ...
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No /etc/init.d/sshd file? (Ubuntu / EC2)

On a fresh EC2 instance running Ubuntu, I see that there's no /etc/init.d/sshd file. I tried sudo apt-get install openssh-server And it shows that openssh-server is already the newest version. How ...
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Minimal footprint ubuntu for ec2 micro instance?

I want to run a minimal footprint ubuntu on the new amazon ec2 micro instance. Is there a pre-built minimum ebs image available somewhere? I'm guessing the official ubuntu ec2 images are not minimal ...
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Using Amazon EC2 as a webserver with a specific IP address

I'm trying to create a personal/professional website within a college domain. From the university I've requested a static IP address which is directed to this website name: "http://lastname....
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How do I create an ami for openSUSE in Amazon ec2?

I need to scale some services from local servers to Amazon ec2. The current production-environment is based on the latest openSUSE. In order to keep things simple, I want to run the instances in ec2 ...