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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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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?
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How to delete all glacier data?

I was using a tool on Mac OS X called Arq to backup my data, but i found it so hard to upload all my stuff since I don't and can't have an internet connection that is fast enough for it. So I decided ...
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Is there any option to use Amazon Cloud Drive from terminal (Linux)?

As you probably know, Amazon did not release any Cloud Drive client for Linux. Is there any other option to access ACD from terminal?
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Moving EBS snapshots to Glacier

I have hundreds of large EBS snapshots I need to move to Glacier. What's the best way to go about doing this?
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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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Amazon S3 Recover Deleted File

Is it possible to recover a file I deleted from my S3 bucket?
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unable to create txt record using amazon route 53

I can't add the following TXT record to my Route 53 DNS config: v=msv1 t=whatever Doing so produces the following error: The record set could not be saved because: - The Value field contains ...
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Large volume at /mnt on AWS instance

I know this is probably a somewhat 'dumb' question :) I have an AWS (small) instance and I just noticed that there is a ~150gb volume attached at /mnt, is this normal? It kinda freaked me out, I was ...
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Where can I find Amazon Linux AMI Image for VirtualBox?

I'm trying to learn AWS and because I'm some familiar with Linux, I think the best way to learn is to get Amazon Linux AMI right into VirtualBox software and play with it. I see the latest Amazon ...
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Is listening on a port on the localhost of a server the same as listening on that port of the server's public IP address?

I set up a free Amazon EC2 instance in order to use a Node app outside of my localhost environment. The instance is allocated a public IP address at launch, mine for example being 54.187.31.42. Does ...
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How long does it take to see a renewed SSL certificate?

I just renewed the SSL certificate for a domain and installed the new files on my AWS server running Apache. All appears to be ok, but the browser still shows the old expiration date. Is there a way I ...
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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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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 to mount an AWS volume on local host?

How do you go about mounting an AWS volume on a local host? I am working on a remote AWS volume and would like to treat its files as if they were local so that I can use the programs on my local host ...
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What does it mean when Redshift gives you “invalid end key specified” on a dynamo table load?

Doing a dynamo load into redshift I got this error that didn't show up in the Redshift docs or as a literal string into google at all. # copy redshift_table_name from 'dynamodb://DYANAMOTABLENAME' ...
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Listing content of directory with absolute path is not equal to listing with relative path?

I launched Ubuntu 14.01 instance in AWS by using its API (with Python and Boto). I changed properties of the root device - 30GB instead of the default 8gb and used magnetic disk standard instead of ...
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Amazon Instant video not working because HDCP

I am trying to watch a show on my laptop with Amazon Instant video but it is telling my that my PC does not support HDCP. I'm running windows at 1920x1080 just fine. My laptop has a GTX 470m and a ...
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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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Object not found error when deploying via AWS OpsWorks

I get the following error when deploying an app to AWS OpsWorks "HTTP Request Returned 404 Not Found: Object not found: /reports/nodes/instancex.localdomain/runs" what does it mean?
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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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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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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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Elastic beanstalk rails application with git source and deploy hooks

I want to setup Elastic Beanstalk for my existing rails application. I was successful in doing the sample foo app. These are the questions I have I need the deployment to happen from my git ...
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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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Add collaborators to AWS Account

Is it possible to add other users to your AWS account? Or do you have to share credentials? We have a business account that has all of the funding information, and I, as the developer, need access to ...
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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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Copying 500GB Data to EC2 Instances Local Drive

Please do not ask me why (they made me) but I have to copy 500GB data to the local drive every 200 node/instances that I am launching in EC2. For reasons beyond this post, this data must by on the ...
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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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Provide access to another user on EC2 instance.

A friend of mine, wants me to access his ec2 instance. He does not want to share his secret file. I advised him to put my public ssh keys, in the ~/.ssh/authorized_keys of his ec2 instance. If ...
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AWS Elastic Beanstalk: Python 2.7

I have an application I need to host in Elastic Beanstock. The app requires Python 2.7 but Elastic Beanstock only supports Python 2.6. I would like to install Python 2.7 on deploy. Here is the ...
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Allowing multiple users SSH access to Ubuntu instance running on Amazon Web Services

It seems as if similar questions have been asked before, but the issue that I am having hasn't been raised or answered as a part of the answers provided to the other questions. So... I'm using an ...
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Migrating a git repo to AWS CodeCommit

I've followed the steps here and here. When I run the below commands I get: git config --global --edit displays an edit file containing the lines in the setup guide aws configure shows the tail end ...
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Is it possible to host a BIND server within the AWS EC2 infrastructure? [closed]

So my question is if it's possible to set up a BIND server within the infrastructure of EC2. I got tired of paying for DNS services and wanted to try my hand at configuring my own BIND server, ...
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EC2 Ubuntu with WordPress can't connect to RDS

I have set up a WordPress website on a Ubuntu 12.04 Amazon ec2 machine by following this tutorial except the fact that I haven't created a MySQL database and I am using an amazon RDS MySQL service. ...
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AWS Load Balancer is slow?

I realize I should probably ask this question on AWS forums but I tend to get quicker responses here. I'm trying to setup a load balanced environment in AWS. I have two EC2 instances that are ...
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Convert Amazon .pem key to Putty .ppk key Linux

I have generated and downloaded a private .pem key from AWS. However, to use Putty in order to connect to the virtual machine, I must have that key in .ppk format. The process of conversion is ...
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Port 80 not accessible Amazon ec2

I have started a Amazon EC2 instance (Linux Redhat)... And Apache as well. But when i try: http://MyPublicHostName I get no response. I have ensured that my Security Group allows access to port ...
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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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boto responds: AWS was not able to validate the provided access credentials

I am using a CLI tool (from apache spark) that underneath uses boto. Although I have already confirmed that the AWS_ACCESS_KEY AWS_SECRET_KEY are correct (via doing ec2-describe-regions) the ...
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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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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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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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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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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 use vagrant box to create AWS EC2 instance

I am developing in Laravel using Laravel Homestead vagrant box bud didn't have any production environment. Now I instructed to use AWS EC2 for production. So is there any convenient way to get an AWS ...
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AWS S3 cp does not download 40 GB file

I just uploaded a 40GB backup file from my linux EC2 machine to an S3 bucket. However when I want to download it the aws command ends with no message and nothing was copied. Here is my command: ...
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User management for linux server

Here is the first part of my question. Should I set up two user accounts; one for the database and another for the web server? Or is it better to have one root user for all purposes?
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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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What does Amazon's MP3 downloader do that can't be done with a normal download?

I just bought a new album from Amazon and found out they want me to download and install some custom program just to download some mp3's. This does not make sense to me from a technical standpoint - ...