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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Amazon-EC2 ports not opened despite Security Groups and iptables configuration

I just rented an Amazon EC2 server, made to host a node.js app which listen to client on port 9001. I did configure the Security Groups and added inbound and outbound rules on this port. There is no ...
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Can phpMyAdmin be used to connect to a remote database?

I recently read this tutorial, which explains how one can easily reconfigure a local installation of phpMyAdmin to connect to a remote database. The functionality seems to be supported, but not ...
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ClamAV shows errors found, but how to find out what they are?

Amazon includes clamav-0.98.4 in its AMI version 2014.09.1 so I installed it and gave it a try on one of my EC2 instances. After updating the definitions with freshclam, I've performed a scan with ...
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How Can I Use The Internet Of My Amazon EC2 Instance On My Windows 8

I have a nice internet connection but when i was browsing on my Ubuntu Amazon EC2 instance using VNC viewer, i became blown away at the speed of it's net. Is their anyway I can harness the internet of ...
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How to slice video in remote http server using ffmpeg?

I want to slice video from remote host . i am using following command to do this ffmpeg -i https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/path/to/video/messi.mp4 -ss 00:00:03 -t 00:00:08 -async 1 cut.mp4 ...
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ERROR: could not load library “/usr/lib64/pgsql/hstore.so”: /lib64/libc.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.14' not found

I’m trying to enable hstore on my PostgreSQL database running on an Amazon Linux AMI. I’ve already jumped through a ton of hurdles and ended up with this error that I can’t get past: ERROR: could ...
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Amazon Web Service (AWS) VPC private subnet instance 'Permission denied (publickey).' - ssh from osx

I’m connecting to an Amazon Web Service (AWS) EC2 instance in a virtual private server’s private subnet via a NAT instance and getting the following error: Permission denied (publickey) This ...
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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 ...
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how to upgrade Mysql 5.5.30 to 5.6.21 in Amazon ec2

The current installation of mysql is 5.5.30 and it is in Amazon ec2 I want to upgrade it to 5.6.21 I used sudo apt-get install mysql-server=5.6.21 But it says: Version '5.6.21' for ...
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“Guest-specific operations were attempted on a machine that is not ready for guest communication.” exception when provisioning an AWS EC2 machine

I have used vagrant up to create a AWS EC2 instance. After I have stopped and restarted this instance, I want to rerun vagrant provision with updated provision clauses in the Vagrantfile. It failed ...
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Permission denied in Amazon EC2 while accessing Tomcat 7 folder

I am trying to copy a log file from an Amazon EC2 instance to my local machine (Windows 7). I am using WinSCP438, which is able to connect to the remote (Amazon EC2) server instance. I am trying to ...
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How can I copy my Tomcat Catalina.out files from Amazon EC2 to my local machine?

I want to copy my Catalina.out from my Amazon EC2 instance to my local machine. How can I do it?
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Use AWS EC2 to redirect incoming mail

Is it possible to setup an EC2 instance as a mail server and relay incoming mail to my domain to my in-house server on a different port than port 25? Right now I use rollernet.us for this. Which ...
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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 ...
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Why the tasks cannot be started?

I have defined scheduled task like it in a windows 2012 server which is running in a Virtual Box. I can start these tasks with schtasks /RUN /TN start-dop001 as a user 'dop001'. The task will ...
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How to yum update PHP to version 5.4 on Amazon Linux?

I need PHP 5.4 installed in an Amazon Linux instance. Presently we have: root@ip-10-138-1-229 webapps]$ php -version PHP 5.3.29 (cli) (built: Aug 20 2014 16:41:34) Is there a yum package for this? ...
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Why did node version manager install to ~/.nvm instead of just ~/nvm and what is “sourcing” in Linux?

I was wondering about a simple event that occurred while I was installing node version manager on my 64bit Amazon Linux 2014.09 Web Server. When I executed this install script curl ...
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command executed in nohup is killed as soon as the putty terminal is closed

I have an Amazon ubuntu ec2 instance I'm using PuTTY to access the same. Here, I have a large database in mysql. I'm executing the following command to take the backup of my database. nohup ...
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Using PuTTY private key for new user on AWS EC2 Server

I started an AWS EC2 instance. I can connect to my instance with the user ec2-user using the SSH private key generated by Amazon. I followed the directions at: ...
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AWS EC2 Linux headless Firefox issue: Xvfb: undefined symbol: pixman_glyph_cache_create

I have been using AWS EC2 Linux for a while for a headless Firefox/Selenium task. I built it using the instructions from ...
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How can I make presto (or anything) an executable file on a Linux Server?

I tried CHMOD along with the file directory but it just can't seem to find it for some reason. I've tried the following: -bash: homeec2-user: command not found [ec2-user@_________ ~]$ ...
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How to recompile the PHP with --with-pgsql

I have installed the postgresql, php and apache to Amazon Linux AMI. Now I want to use the phpPgAdmin, it prompts "Your PHP installation does not support PostgreSQL. You need to recompile PHP using ...
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How can I configure FTP on an Amazon EC2 instance for use with Dreamweaver?

I'm setting up a web server on EC2 running Debian GNU/Linux 6.0. For simplicity's sake I'd like to use FTP. I realize this is insecure but I'm using Dreamweaver which doesn't support SFTP (see this ...
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How to correct sudo permission?

I'm running AWS EC2 Micro instance and had issues getting permission to the root access with EC2-user. Followed a tutorial online and ran the following commands: sudo chgrp ec2-user /etc sudo chmod ...
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Amazon Opsworks RDS, EC2, Rails 3, Phusion - Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' (2) (Mysql2::Error)

I'm really close to having a simple Rails app deployed on Amazon Opsworks - using an EC2 instance running Phusion Passenger, and an RDS instance for the database server (it runs mySQL). The app code ...
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What actually is Amazon EC2's 'pay per hour' for on demand instances? [closed]

I'm thinking to host my ROR website on Amazon EC2. I wont be needing a S3 as of now. But when I check the their pricing it's like Micro - $0.020 per Hour I don't get this per hour billing.My ...
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puzzling DNS behaviour (ubuntu)

(All IPs and names have been censored, hopefully) This morning we had some connectivity problems in one of our servers. It turns out that changing our connection configuration to be IP-based (not ...
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Unix/Java process stops running when moved to background

We have a Java process that was created using Appassembler. It runs fine as long as it is started and run in the foreground: [ec2-user@ip-xxx ourapp-0.0.1-SNAPSHOT]$ bin/ourapp Starting in ...
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Unable to login to a AWS EC2 ubuntu server - ssh connection OK but unable to get an interactive shell

It is what I see after a sucessfull ssh connection: Welcome to Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS (GNU/Linux 3.13.0-36-generic x86_64) * Documentation: https://help.ubuntu.com/ System information as of Sat Jan ...
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Connect to Amazon EC2 with NFS

I'm trying to connect to my Amazon EC2 from my laptop using NFS. I've installed nfs-utils rpcbind and have the following in /etc/exports /mnt/data/myuser *(rw,async) Then load the changes exportfs ...
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Set Volume to NOT delete on termination on AWS EC2 Management Console

I want to make my one of my instance's hard drive (root) persistent so I can use it if I want to recreate it in the future, but I can' find the option anywhere. Also, would it be possible to launch ...
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Revoke access with specific private key to an EC2 server

I have converted my PEM file to a PPK file and I can successfully connect to the EC2 through Putty or FileZilla using the private key. Lets say we have a scenario: I request a new PEM and give the ...
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How to launch a Windows snapshot as an EC2 instance?

I am pretty rusty with AWS and EC2 (played around with it a couple years ago but it seems like some has changed!). Last night I was using an EC2 Windows instance. Before terminating the instance, I ...
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How do you view the database in phpmyadmin while using Amazon AWS EC2 via SSH?

I am in the process of setting up a new website via Amazon AWS EC2. I typically use SSH in order to connect to the instance and then occasionally I use FileZilla in order to move files into the ...
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If I copy a pem file between multiple computers will I still be able to ssh to amazon e2 instance?

While you creating an instances of Amazon EC2. A step is to generate a pem file. This file allows the sshing into the remote EC2 instance from local. **Question:**If I copy that pem file to ...
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How to register shutdown script on Amazon Linux in AWS EC2

I am using Amazon Linux (RH-based distro) in AWS EC2. I followed the structure of /usr/share/doc/initscripts-*/sysvinitfiles to create an init script in /etc/init.d. /etc/init.d/do_something ...
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Will AWS cut off my free service if I go over a limit?

Ok I've never used AWS but I wanna dive in to dev opts and I thought I'd start with AWS. My big tasks are learning to deploy a website to an EC2 and learn Route 58 for URLs. Next I want to try to ...
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The remote desktop screen is always a grey background

I used the methods described in this page and this one to connect to the Amazon EC2 ubuntu instance using remote desktop. But I always got a grey background shown in this image: The log file in ...
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amazon linux yum update changed sudo root permissions

I ssh'ed into my server, ran sudo yum update, and now I'm asked for a password to sudo anything. Looking back through update logs, I noticed this: /etc/sudoers.d/cloud-init saved as ...
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Installing Qt on an AWS instance

I would like to install the Qt development library on an AWS instance. Running > yum search qt | grep devel on an AWS t2.micro instance produces no matches. Does one have to install Qt from ...
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“No X11 DISPLAY variable was set” error - Amazon EC2 / SSH

I'm trying to install APT on an Amazon EC2 through PuTTY. I've uploaded APT, found here, and followed these instructions to install. However, when I run sh install-linux64-apt.sh in the proper ...
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How can I import a VMDK disk image to an AWS EC2 t2.micro instance on us-east-1e region using an S3 bucket on us-east-1?

I've recently purchased a reserved EC2 micro instance on region eu-east-1e. I am having trouble importing a virtual machine using ec2-api-tools: ec2iin -t t2.micro "CentOS 7 x86_64-disk1.vmdk" -g ...
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getting my domain name to point to my amazon ec2 instance

I'm trying to get my godaddy.com domain name pointed to my Amazon EC2 instance and am having some difficulty. I created a hosted zone for my domain name on route 54 and set the namesevers up as the ...
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Unable to establish RDP connection to my Amazon instance (windows server) after changing primary DNS setting

I created a Windows Instance (with private IP) and added to my existing VPC. Everything went fine. I was trying to join the new instance to my existing Active Directory. While doing that I had amended ...
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How can I access a Windows 7 Interface with Amazon EC2 and can I install any software from it?

How could I get access to a windows 7 interface when using Amazon EC2 and can I install software from it? Do I need to use Amazon Workspaces http://aws.amazon.com/workspaces/? The performance of the ...
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Unable to connect to thin server on ubuntu

I'm unable to connect to my webserver over the web. I've got an ec2 instance running with ubuntu 11.10 on it. It's running a thin server on port 9292. I can ssh into the ec2 box, and do curl ...
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SFTP on Amazon EC2 instance with Debian adding limited access users

I have a amazon EC2 instance with debian 6.0 installed. I am using SFTP via SSH to transfer fileles to my sever. But With root key all the folders from server are exposed. How can I generate different ...
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SSH connection for different user names in Amazon EC2

I am trying to connect two EC2 instances using SSH. SSH connection for the same user name on the two instances gets connected without any issue. While trying to connect with differentuser name I get ...
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ping timing out from remote server to home box

I'm trying to connect from a remote ec2 instance to my home box over ssh and it's hanging (no error, just hanging), and I'm not sure why. I am successfully connecting over ssh from my home box to the ...
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Trying to migrate a mysql server to AWS

Please advise on how to migrate my local mysql server to the cloud. Currently I have a Fedora linux box and a NAS attached to it via ethernet. I believe the best way to go about it is : Take a ...