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scp from local environment to ec2 running ubuntu

I am new to Ubuntu and EC2. I am trying to scp a java war file from my mac to my EC2 instance. I'm using the command: scp -i ~/Downloads/rocket-key-pair.pem ~/Desktop/DevEnvironments.war ubuntu@ec2-...
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Can't login to Spark Cluster on EC2 after the nodes started

I'm trying to create a cluster of Spark machines. I follow the instruction here. However, after the machines have started I got this error Setting up security groups... Searching for existing cluster ...
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setup gui for amazon ec2 ubuntu

I know this question has been answered, but I haven't got a concrete solution yet. I wish to follow through links here for the setup. Link1 I tried this link and had setup according to all the steps. ...
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AWS/EC2 ubuntu and ssh for users other than ubuntu

Ubuntu on EC2 creates a user ubuntu by default. I can set up SSH keys with PuTTY and login in just fine. I've created two more logins but cannot use same PuTTY configuration to get in. I've dug around ...
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Moving an existing 14.04.2 LTS Ubuntu VM to Amazon EC2

I have an Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS based server installation that runs a ruby on rails application accessible over the local network. Currently it runs in either VM Player / VM Server / vSphere. What do I ...
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Nginx restarts when told to stop

I'm using AWS and have a setup script that runs after EC2 instance creation. It installs a bunch of packages, writes some config files, etc. It's been working well for a while. Now, nginx fails to ...
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Which base Ubuntu 14.04 AMI to choose for creating a custom Ubuntu AMI?

There are a bunch of new AMIs created frequently and made available in EC2 by Canonical: Is it encouraged to use these AMIs for creating custom Ubuntu AMIs, or is it recommended to use the official ...
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Intermittent apt-get install issues when creating an AMI using Packer

I am trying to create an AMI based on ami-3b054701 in the ap-southeast-2 region. The Packer config has one simple provisioner: #!/bin/bash -e info() { echo -e "[INFO] $1\n" } exec_cmd() { ...
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Got 403 error with regional aws S3 apt mirror

My instances are in us-east-1 and suddenly accessing us-east-1.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com.s3.amazonaws.com started got 403 error from 2 days ago. Anyone had the same issue?
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why can't I ssh into my aws ec2 instance? Permission denied (publickey)

I created two ec2 instances, and was able to ssh into the first two fine. After creating the third, I get this error upon trying to ssh into any of them. This is what I'm running: ssh -v -i /Users/...
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Recovery from AWS EBS volume *important

Hi All I am a naive user of AWS Ec2 and EBS stuff. I had a completely healthy EC2 Ubuntu Instance running, Ubuntu suggested some updates, thus updated the system and from there all the chaos started. ...
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juju environment not found, can't bootstrap

I installed juju onto Ubuntu 15.04 and have been using it for a few days. I managed to get it up and running with Amazon EC2 instances, which was fun. I was trying again to start up a few instances on ...
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using su for a user which does not have a password

I am creating a user using useradd command in Ubuntu which does not require that I set a password for the user. how ever when I try to use su command to login as that user, su requires me to enter a ...
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Both upload/download from my server stopped

My EC2 instance suddenly stopped to respond the upload and download requests (this instance was working without any problems almost a year), I couldn't find why this's happening. Webserver ...
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Why don't the EC2 cloud images use the EC2 repository mirrors for the Security repository?

I started up a new server and had it do an apt-get update and noticed that it was taking a very long time. I noticed that sources.list has trusty-security enabled with a URL of security.ubuntu.com. ...
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Slow ubuntu mirrors in AWS

We are currently having some very serious issues with VM's started in eu-west-1 region in AWS. The machines are started from cannonical AMI (ami-77057e00). The repositories configured are: http://...
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Ubuntu, SSH: handshake failed

so i'm currently using packer to build an ubuntu ami through AWS. After which i'm using terraform to launch and provision the instance. I'm running in to problems when I try provisioning within ...
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Warnings and errors appearing on site after changing ubuntu user permissions Amazon EC2 server

My site is running on a EC2 Amazon server under Ubuntu/Apache2. My site was running fine until I changed the permissions for user 'ubuntu' by doing this command: chown -R ubuntu /var/www/html ...
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ECS not an option in AWS CLI?

I'm just getting started with Amazon EC2 Container Service and I'm trying to follow this guide: http://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonECS/latest/developerguide/ECS_AWSCLI.html I'm on puTTY (ubuntu) and I ...
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Is it safe (secure) to change the owner of the html/ folder in Apache?

I know how to use chmod and stuff so that is not the question. I have a little server (Ubuntu LTS ) running with Apache on it with the standard folder in /var/www/html/. By default root is the owner ...
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Latest cloud images does not seem to be available on AWS

The latest Trusty cloud images published at https://cloud-images.ubuntu.com/trusty/current/ do not appear to be available on AWS. We normally use this link to locate the latest successful nighly build....
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Accidentally run command rm -R in Amazon EC2. Unable to login

I'm using Amazon EC2 for Magento website and WinScp to access SFTP. Sometimes I'm using terminal in WinScp to execute command. Today I need to delete some files so I used rm -R /* and forget to ...
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ssh with .pem file to amazon instance Permission denied (publickey)

I am trying to login to instance on amazon using, my ".pem" file has 600 privileges: ssh -v -i FTPServer.pem ec2-user@ec2-xx-xxx-xxx-xxx.compute-1.amazonaws.com i tried all possible users "root/...
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PHP/Apache runs as which user on Ubuntu Server

I have a PHP script (in /var/www) that is supposed to write down the logs of operation in a file deploy.log (also in /var/www) and perform operations on a file situated in other directories of the ...
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Allowing Ubuntu user on ec2 to upload and manage files in public web folder

Just created a new ec2 ubuntu instance, and i'm forced to login as ubuntu rather root. While Its ok as of standard security practice but it creates additional problems that ubuntu user cannot upload ...
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Where is /etc/rc.local

I'm trying to follow this tutorial. I am working with an Ubuntu 14.04 instance on amazon EC2: At the end of the tut, it discusses: "The last step is to make it all happen automatically at system ...
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vsftpd PASV configuration set up, yet still not working

So, I've been researching FTP/FTPS, and have been trying to set up a working FTPS server. To use FTP(S), I've been using the service vsftpd, and the my server is an amazon EC2 instance running Ubuntu ...
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How to set python 3 as default interpreter in ubuntu 14.4

I am working with ubuntu 14.4 LTS on EC2. I want to change the default python interpreter from python 2.7 to 3.4.0 which is installed by default. When I do: /home/ubuntu$ which python /usr/bin/...
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ec2 SSH tunnel not working? [closed]

I'm trying to set up a node following Creating a Personal Privoxy/Tor/Proxy EC2 Instance using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on Amazon EC2. I've gotten to: $ ssh ubuntu@ec2-blah.amazonaws.com -i .ssh/Amazon-...
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AllowTcp in ssh function

I'm trying to set up a tor node following http://sickbits.net/creating-a-personal-privoxytorproxy-ec2-instance/ using ubuntu 14.4 lts on ec2. I've gotten to: $ grep AllowTcp /etc/ssh/sshd_config ...
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AWS EC2 set up key and non key authentication at same time

I want to set up password based authentication (non key) on AWS EC2 ubuntu instance. But at the same time I want to keep the key based authentication also on the same instance. Will it be possible and ...
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How configure the upstart in ubuntu in my ec2 [node.js]

I am using an amazon ec2 instance with ubuntu to host my node.js application, i already made all the configurations, and is working good when i type: nodemon ./bin/www ./bin/www is the file that ...
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HTTPS on Ubuntu instance Amazon EC2

I have a question which I hope somebody can answer for me. My situation: I have an Ubuntu Server running Apache2 on a EC2 Amazon instance, which is serving an OwnCloud instance. My goal: I want to ...
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Do I need to make a partition on an EBS volume? What is better?

I'm adding a new EBS volume to an existent Ubuntu server on AWS EC2. I created the volume and it's attached to the server, I can see it there, all is OK. What are the bonus/onus of creating a ...
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How to install OpenStack/Eucalyptus on AWS using EC2 instances

I would like to build a private cloud platform on AWS using either Openstack or Eucalyptus, but don't have a lot of experience in neither. How should I proceed?
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Release upgrade for Ubuntu EC2 AMI launches SSH on a different port

sudo do-release-upgrade on a Ububtu EC2 AMI shows the following warning message, is it safe to continue or what would be the preferred procedure. cat /etc/lsb-release DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu ...
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Erlang disappeared from /usr/bin/erl

The setting I have downloaded rabbitMQ and used it on an EC2 14.04 machine for a few days. The setting was simple - I downloaded the Binary .tar.gz, opened it, and typed: sbin/rabbitmq-server ...
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Recursive display of remote desktop screen

I tried to set up remote desktop to connect to an Amazon EC2 ubuntu instance. The steps are: (1) sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends lightdm lubuntu-desktop tightvncserver (2) create a file ...
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Is /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc. supposed not to exist?

I'm trying to connect to Amazon EC2 Ubuntu 14.04 instance through VNC but always fail (only grey background). Some articles say we should have a line in .vnc/xstartup which reads exec sh /etc/X11/...
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Apt-get wants me to remove packages (from r-cran) that I need

Why is apt-get telling me to remove packages that I need? And how do I tell it to shut up? I'm running an EC2 with Ubuntu 14.04 and R 3.1.2 and Rstudio-server. I just ran apt-get update and upgrade ...
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Why `apt-get dist-upgrade` in EC2 image does not update the kernel?

I've built a system running Ubuntu 14.04 on EC2, using the AMI from Ubuntu's cloud-images repository. The AMI includes kernel 3.13.0-37, but 3.13.0-39 is available as an update. After running apt-...
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How do I install ec2-api-tools in 14.10 utopic?

$ sudo apt-get install ec2-api-tools Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package ec2-api-tools is not available, but is referred to by another ...
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CronJob not working as expected

I generated a cronjob line for crontab -e with Crontab Generator: * */2 * * * curl http://www.example.com/cron.php >/dev/null 2>&1 I was expecting that it should run every 2 hours. But in ...
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Mount and external hard drive on an Amazon ec2 Ubuntu server

I'm using the amazon EC2 servers for the first time, so I'm sorry if i'm not understanding something obvious. I alredy created and connected to an EC2 instance with a ssh connection. I'm trying to ...
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initramfs-tools irqbalance apt-get upgrade error

I am getting an error when I do sudo apt-get upgrade. I did a do-release-upgrade and went into a lot of issues. Finally the problem has been reduced to: sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... ...
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cannot add swap with fallocate on EC2

I'm trying to setup the swap in /etc/rc.local this way: sudo fallocate -l 8192M /mnt/swapfile1 sudo mkswap /mnt/swapfile1 sudo swapon /mnt/swapfile1 This however returns an error: fallocate: /mnt/...
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post-receive: No such file or directory

I'm getting an error when trying to push to a remote Amazon EC2 (Ubuntu Linux) instance. I've given all related directories and files full permissions. I'm trying to use a post-receive hook to move ...
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Preview .html file from remote AWS EC2 instance on local machine's browser

From this and this I've gathered that I should ssh into my ec2 instance from my Mac by: ssh -C -c blowfish -X -i user.pem user@hostname.com This accomplishes X11 forwarding. Afterwards, how do ...
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installing vmware ova on amazon aws

I am trying to import a vmware ova on amazon aws but experiencing issues. After importing (or my attempt to import), I can no longer access the server via SSH even though the amazon AWS console shows ...
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Only Terminal windows appear on TightVNC

I use ubuntu server provided by amazon ec2. I want gui so that i install ubuntu-desktop on server and edit xstartup. But when i connect to my server through TightVNC it shows only terminal windows. ...