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How to connect to Amazon aws instance using mindterm?

I just signed up for AWS and would like to connect to my instance using mindterm as per one of the option in the doc. But the following step seems impossible: Click A Java SSH client directly from ...
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Getting error “CreateStack failed: Size of the instance” when trying to launch g2.2xlarge on EC2

I'm tryign to launch a g2.2xlarge instance on EC2 from N. Virginia (us-east-1). I'm using an AMI which works on the older cg1.4xlarge GPU instance type. At the final stage of the creating a stack ...
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stop apache gracefully at shutdown

I have some ec2 instances running in AWS, which are scaled by an autoscale policy, all is fine the machines scale up and down quite well. However one glitch we have is that when it scales down the ...
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Setting up domain email — the process of actually registering the email addresses

I own my own domain. However, the company I registered the domain with will not allow me to register any email addresses without paying for their web hosting plan -- which I don't want or need as I ...
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Allow a group to upload files on an Amazon S3 bucket

After a group trip abroad, I would like to gather the photos & videos that everybody took. I have an Amazon S3 account, how can I use it to allow people to send files to it ? Most people in the ...
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What steps can I take so that my AWS bill can never go too high in case of hacking?

Last night I received an AWS email because of the alarm I had created if my bill exceeds 50$. My month has just started and when I checked the console I saw that 600GB of data was downloaded, as my ...
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EC2 fstab and the best time to bind a directory

I have a server on aws that I needed to upgrade ubuntu from 10.04 to 12.04 to get the newer version of php. I ran several tests to see if my setup would upgrade and all appeared ok. However, I ended ...
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Use Thunderbird to send via Amazon SES

I'm trying to configure ThunderBird to send email messages using SMTP/Amazon SES. Amazon provides documentation on how to configure Outlook which should, in theory, mean that I could configure an ...
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Offline search of books in Amazon Cloud Reader

I want to search the contents of my books in Amazon Read. The Kindle offline program does not support it in OSX. Is there any way to search your amazon books while offline?
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set mac iptables to allow external traffic for AWS MySQL

I am using mac os x mountain lion. I need to configure MySQL Workbench to access my db on AWS. After installing MySQL Workbench and trying to connect I get the error "Host ..... is not allowed to ...
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How to reduce memory footprint of t1.Micro Amazon AMI? [closed]

I recently launched (several tries) Amazon Linux AMI 2012.09 because of the 1 year free tier. However, its always running out of memory. How can I reduce the initial memory footprint of this AMI?
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Login to Amazon cloud PC in SaaS courses from Stanford

I try to learn following courses and set up VM on Amazon according to instruction. http://beta.saasbook.info/bookware-vm-instructions According to this courses I should get of full value VM (with X ...
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Would it be okay to use the Amazon S3 for personal use? [closed]

I understand that AWS is meant for corporate use, but I just thought about using the S3 for personal backups, and by using their calculator it seems like it would be quite cheap in comparison to other ...
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Is there a way to automate XML playlist creation for files in an S3 bucket?

I'm working on an XML-based, non-Flash music player for a client. They want to be able to upload files to a bucket and stream MP3s back to their website. I'm wondering if there's a way to ...
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Does mod_status keep X-FORWARDED-FOR header?

I have a server behind loadbalencer (Amazon ELB), which hides people's IP address when connections come to web servers. However it sends the IP address of the visitor in X-FORWARDED-FOR header. I ...
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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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Zypper on Ubuntu

I'm trying to install packages using zypper but Amazon server that runs Ubuntu seems not to have zypper installed. How can I install zypper? code: zypper install git gcc gcc-c++ error: > ...
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Why are cloud servers way cheaper as compared to dedicated one? [closed]

I was just wondering why the cloud servers are cheaper as compared to the dedicated servers. Are the cloud servers shared? If the cloud provider commits a 1.7GB RAM (aws ec2 m1.small), are there ...
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Different Amazon EC2 instances with same IP

I am looking at building something similar to a CDN and am wondering if it would be possible to do this with EC2 instances, setting their IP address to be the same? I would like to use the Anycast ...
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Ansible: Using EC2 external inventory script gives a Syntax Error

I'm trying to follow this to fetch inventory in us-east-1 region. I downloaded the EC2 External Inventory script and made it executable. My ~/.boto looks like following. [Credentials] ...
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how to access an s3 bucket given user name and keys?

a friend gave me information on his s3 bucket, so I can look at his logs: user name access key secret key A lot of the material I have is to access your own bucket, but how do people share a ...
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sftp to ec2 instance using FileZilla/Putty

I can only login to my ec2 instance via Putty/FileZilla if I use the username ubuntu. This is fine for putty as i can then su but in filezilla I am not able to add any files as I am not able to su. ...
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Postgresql 9.2 where is the initdb located on Ubuntu

I am trying to install postgres on EC2 / EBS. I am following this article and stuck at the following step. sudo su - su postgres - /usr/pgsql-9.0/bin/initdb -D /pgdata I cant find the initdb ...
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check what uses the disk space on ubuntu

I don not know what is using my disk space. I tried df and du commands to check the system storage used they both show diff results ubuntu@ip-111-121-42-198:~$ df -h Filesystem Size ...
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What does this error mean? (0x80040607-00000000-00000000)

One of my colleagues experiences the following error whenever he tries to send e-mails via Outlook. We are using Amazon WorkMail (exchange protocol). Your message did not reach some or all of the ...
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.bash_history does not exist

Working in AWS I created an instance of Ubuntu 14.04 and noticed the history was not preserved between login sessions. Further investigation showed the .bash_history file did not exist. Why was a ...
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Acces to AWS EC2 from corporate network

I have a Windows EC2 instance and i would like to connect to it from nthe corporate network. unfortunately, firewalls block RDP. Can you tell me please how to proceed to be able to connect to my ...
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AWS CloudWatch custom metric publishing example

I'm badly struggling with publishing a custom metric into AWS CloudWatch. The problem is that my metric 'testmetric' is not showing up on the CloudWatch UI. I might be missing the part on the UI where ...
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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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SSH Reverse Tunneling

I use this command to create a reverse tunneling from my home machine to an AWS instance, so that I can connect to my home machine from anywhere ssh -R 5000:localhost:8000 aws_machine However, ...
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Why does EBS volume mount on /dev/sdj rather than /dev/sdf?

I created an EBS volume and attached it to a CentOS instance on /dev/sdf. From within the instance, I see it appear as /dev/sdj. Any explanations for this?
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How to create and connect to a windows machine from a mac?

If I use a Mac but I sometimes want a windows machine to use - e.g. to work with web apps that only work on Internet Explorer - what should I do? How can I get a windows machine easily and cheaply to ...
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I can't resolve s3 dns from time-to-time

I'm using the .net SDK to talk to S3, but too often I get the following exception: The remote name could not be resolved: 's3.amazonaws.com' I'm using the two standard OpenDNS DNS servers, and ...
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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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Logging into an AWS instance with a non-root user

It seems from the EC2 documentation that one must logon with the specific userid associated with the AMI: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/AccessingInstancesLinux.html Use the ...
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AWS did stupid thing: sudo chmod -R 777 /etc. How to recover?

As I said: -- I did a stupid thing on Amazon Web Services. -- sudo chmod -R 777 /etc -- Which gives this when using sudo: sudo: /etc/sudoers is world writable sudo: no valid sudoers sources ...
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Improving EC2 ping times from home

I've been trying to run a gaming machine in EC2 following the excellent blog post by Larry Land here. The problem I have is latency from my home to my nearest AWS region. I get a ping of around ...
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AWS Amazon ssh keys for instance

I wasn't sure if i should post this on StackOverflow.com or superuser.com, so please forgive me. I am working for a company whose programmer recently passed away and we have lost our SSH key to our ...
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Add command to Chrome to open selected host name in PuTTY

Every time I have to copy the AWS EC2 public DNS and open PuTTY and connect. Public DNS: ec2.us-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com As an alternative, how can I add an on select this public DNS and right ...
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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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Issues with a Client involving AWS CloudFront and Static IPs

I have a social media website that uses AWS extensively. Through the site we stream video stored in S3, and this video is delivered through CloudFront. I have a Client who is one of our biggest ...
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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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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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Intalling gdb and pstack on Amazon Linux AMI

I tried installing gdb and pstack on EC2 Instance with Amazon Linux AMI (it was not installed by default), and it's not working. Tried: [ec2-user@ip-172-21-ab-xyz ~]$ sudo yum install gdb Loaded ...
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No outgoing network after Amazon restarted EC2 instances

Today Amazon had to reboot its instances, and now our production servers have no outgoing connections. (Nothing was changed in AWS console security groups) I'm trying to ping Google (8.8.8.8) and get ...
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Stuck on password even though used --disabled-password option in ubuntu

I created a user in aws ec2 with: ubuntu$ sudo adduser --disabled-password user1 per instructions from: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSEC2/latest/UserGuide/managing-users.html After I ssh in as user1 ...
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Alias to connect to AWS instance via SSH not working

I made an alias to make it easier to connect to my AWS EC2 instance. Although there is an error. Here is the code in ~/.bash_profile: alias aws_connect=‘ssh -i /path/to/keyfile.pem ...
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Small self managed server hosting solutions [closed]

I've seen AWS EC2 and similar cloud solutions for enterprise-level hosting, where they give you a virtual machine instance on their servers and you're free to administrate it yourself. I'm not sure ...
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s3cmd: KeyError: 'dest_name' when attempting to copy several files

I need to process some files in an S3 bucket using hive. Problem is, hive doesn't apparently like using the buckets as folders, so I decided to create a folder in another bucket, and copy the files ...
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Where is amazon aws auto scale image

I have created an autoscale group in AWS. I am wondering it may have an image being created. Can I know where is the image of the instance being put? Thanks