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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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How to install Amazon MP3 Downloader on ubuntu?

Looks like some dependencies are missing from Amazon MP3 Downloader. I Googled, but couldn't find a working solution (there are a few blog posts, but they are old). What steps do I need to follow to ...
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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?