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EC2 ubuntu AMI ssh password default without key

I have a problem getting past the prompt after setting my first EC2 instance. The ubuntu LTS AMI supposed has ubuntu as the default user name. I set up the instance without keypairs when asked during ...
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Virtual machine interaction (not management) from host command line- possible?

I have a Virtual Machine running Linux. Is there any way for me to connect to a terminal on the VM OS from the host? For instance, AWS allows you to just ssh into virtualized OSes. How could I ...
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s3cmd: how to copy files from local to S3 bucket with existing structure

I'm trying to copy files with s3cmd to a bucket with an existing folder structure. Both structures already exist both on local dev machine and in the bucket. The folders structure is as follows ...
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Create directory structure in Amazon Elastic Block Storage(EBS) and save files from Java Servlets?

I am very new to this and trying to do this the first time. I have learned that Amazon Elastic Block Storage(EBS) can be used in a similar way as a hard Disk when mounted on Amazon EC2. Now I wish to ...
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Unable to access Tomcat7 folder in Amazon EC2 via WinSCP in Windows 7

I am trying to copy a file Catalina.out from Amazon EC2 to local machine using WinSCP. I have been able to establish the connection but when I try to access the tomcat7 folder I get the error ...
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ec2-import-instance of VMWare vmdk of Windows OS success, but can't RDP access the new ec2 instance

I have a virtual machine for CI/build (Subversion, Jenkins) environment running Windows Server 2008 inside a VMWare server 2.0. We are migrating to AWS EC2 so using ec2-import-instance command line ...
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What is the difference between Amazon Linux and RedHat Enterprise Linux on AWS EC2?

I am very new to this and I don't even know if I should ask this question here or on Stackoverflow or ServerFault. The Question I wish to set up a EC2 instance on Amazon Web Services. My ...
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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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Installing pdftk on Amazon EC2 Linux Instance

I am having trouble installing pdftk on an amzn-ami-2011.09.2.x86_64-ebs (ami-953b06e1) instance. Since pdftk is not in the list of available packages I have tried to build it from source but failed ...
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How do I configure a Netgear FVS336g for use with Amazon VPC?

I think it should be possible to create an IPSec tunnel between a Netgear FVS336Gv2 firewall/router and AWS VPC however, I've been unable after several tries. How do I setup a connection for a Amazon ...
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Error while installing Sugar CRM

I am installing SugarCRM using sugarcrm-CE-6.4.2-linux-installer.bin file on a AWS ubuntu machine. But, I start getting these errors - Unable to create symbolic link ...
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Installing SugarCRM on AWS machine

I am installing SugarCRM using sugarcrm-CE-6.4.2-linux-installer.bin file on a AWS ubuntu machine. This machine already has apache, will that instance be affected by SugarCRM intsaller?
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Bahamut IRCD on Amazon EC2

I'm trying to run the Bahamut IRCD on my Amazon Linux AMI EC2 instance. I've opened the appropriate ports in my security group, but any attempt to telnet those ports (6667-6669) gets a "connection ...
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How to setup EC2 spot instances with elastic IP? [closed]

I would like to set up an EC2 spot instance with an elastic IP. Here's the catch: if a spot instance is interrupted and resurrected later, Is the ip reassociated to the new instance? Am I billed for ...
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DynamoDB pricing

I read through the DynamoDB pricing page and I'm a little confused about their free usage tier. Let's say a developer want's to get started on DynamoDB and he gets 100MB of free storage + 5 writes and ...
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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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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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How to get the key ID from a .pem openssl file?

I have a .pem private key generated by openssl. How to extract the key ID from it? Edit: the generated rsa keypair is for Amazon cloudfront. When uploaded on the console, a 'Key ID' is displayed. ...
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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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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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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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Transfer file to Amazon S3 from web server

How do I transfer a tarball from my web server (e.g. http://example.com/backup.tar.gz) to an Amazon S3 bucket? Do I have to download it locally and upload it?
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Zip Multiple Text Files from Multiple Directories into One ZIP File in One Command in Bash

I have an account on AWS and I use S3 for storing data. I have commands that will enable me to zip data files like so: data.zip s3_dir/level-1/level-2/*/*/data.txt But there are, say, 50 or more ...
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Create VPN access to my house with Amazon?

Is it possible to create a VPN that could support multiple connections with TCP/IP using a VPN created in Amazon's cloud? I've been reading about http://aws.amazon.com/vpc/ but I keep getting the ...
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Access AWS S3 via FTP?

Is it possible to access your AWS S3 bucket via ftp? I am currently using the AWS console to upload files but this is rather laborious as you cannot upload entire directories. I note that AWS does ...
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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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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: ...
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Mounting an Amazon EC2 instance on Mac OS X

I've got public key authentication working between my Mac OS X and an Amazon EC2 instance so that from the command-line I can just type the following and it works: ssh root@[IPAddressOfEC2Instance] ...
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Are whole VM images backed up on Amazon EC2/S3?

I've been trying to get my head around Amazon Web Services as a VPS provider. My understanding is a EC2 instance running Windows is basically a Windows VM, very similar to renting a VPS from a more ...
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Amazon S3 Recover Deleted File

Is it possible to recover a file I deleted from my S3 bucket?
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Time machine backup on S3

Is there any possibility to use Amazon S3 for Mac OS X time machine backups? Or in other words: Use S3 rather an external hard disk for time machine backups?