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Is it possible to move /boot, /bin, /sbin, etc,?

My client has me working on a project that I'm a little lost on in terms of any kind of sure-fire answer. He uses Amazon EC2 to host his servers -- namely, he utilizes spot requests. If you've used ...
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Juju bootstrap fails with “Temporary failure in name resolution” using Amazon AWS

I have followed the instructions over at https://juju.ubuntu.com/docs/config-aws.html to try and setup myself with a juju environment. It all seemed to setup alright. SSH keys, Gererate config, ...
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AamazonAWS malware in my ubuntu 12.04 LTS [duplicate]

I need your help. Today I found (using wireshark) many requests are being thrown from my system to some other system and vice-versa. When I did the reverse DNS then I found it is AMAZONAWS malware. ...
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Access key ID error when deploying with juju-core on non-ec2 ec2 clouds

juju-core (1.13) does not support the old pyjuju configuration variables ec2-uri and s3-uri. So I took the Go sources and tweaked a new region in launchpad.net/goamz/aws/aws.go with the necessary API ...
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Ubuntu with unremovable device on Amazon

We are using a 10.04 canonical ubuntu instance image on an Amazon instance store. We recently unmounted a device and detached it from the instance. The problem is that the device still shows up in ...
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Tried to follow the EC2 Juju guide and it fails

I am evaluating Juju and when following the very basic tutorial https://juju.ubuntu.com/docs/getting-started.html, literally following every single instruction to a T, all I end up when trying to ...
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Is it safe to remove generic kernel image on EC2?

I was tempted to remove the *-generic kernel image from my EC2 instance since it's not the one running, according to uname. What's running is the *-virtual one. Thing is I'm not sure if it's safe, me ...
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How to change phpmyadmin username from root to something else?

I can't seem to find a resource in the internet that explains how to do this from the command line or phpmyadmin. I'm using Ubuntu Server 13.04 in Amazon EC2.
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From a bare minimum Ubuntu to something like an AWS Ubuntu standard image

If I am given a bare minimum ubuntu machine in a private cloud environment with almost nothing installed on it(not even apt-get and ubuntu repositories configured) and the only user is root, what are ...
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installing pptpd on ubuntu ec2

I am running this line in ubuntu: sudo apt-get install pptpd and here's the output I get: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following ...
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How do I configure Juju to use Amazon Web Services (AWS)?

I'd like to deploy services on AWS, how can I configure Juju to do this?
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How can I monitor cloud-init for errors, and trigger a script when it fails?

I'm using cloud-init to provision servers in AWS, and would like my servers to send an email when they're done (whether they fail or succeed). For successful cloud-init runs, the solution is trivial. ...
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Server AMI images don't allow a user to login multiple times

When I log into twice to a new instance of Ubuntu server built for Amazon EC2, both windows will be exactly the same. Anything I type in one is replicated in the other. I never dealt with this when I ...
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Creating a “deadman” switch using Ubuntu to shutdown EC2 instance

I've put together a simple "deadman switch" using upstart to automatically shutdown my EC2 instances after a period of time. I'm doing this to avoid the dreaded Monday morning blues when you realized ...
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Make an Amazon EC2 instance ask for sudoing password

I've launched an Amazon EC2 instance of Ubuntu Server 12.04 and it's all fine except, unlike with my local Ubuntu, the EC2 instance never asks for any passwords when I'm sudoing with the command line ...
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Juju on AWS t1.micro (or other) reserved instances

The smartest (often) way to run instances on AWS is to buy "reserved" instances - for either one or three years. My goal here is to run the WordPress charm on t1.micro instances as per the default ...
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How can I tell if port 465 is open for outbound traffic? [closed]

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 server set up on AWS EC2. I'm trying to configure Railo to use Simple Email Service (SES) via an SMTP call (see "Sending Email with the new SMTP Support for Amazon SES" for ...
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Differences between AWS Ubuntu Image and a fresh install?

I've been using Ubuntu only on AWS for a year now. I'm now trying to set up a virtual environment as similar to my AWS one as possible, and I'm kinda confused. When I spin up an AWS server, the magic ...
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Login to webmin with user has no password (SSH)

I have an simple Ubuntu 12.04 instance running on AWS EC2 I have webmin installed and accessable, but am presented with a login requiring username and password. As part of the AWS install, you don't ...
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Create folders in remote server after ssh login using commands

I need to create folders on the remote server, i try to ssh to the server and then create folders. The logs display that the ssh is successful but it stops after that and the screen stays at the home ...
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juju: deploying lamp charm on ec2 causes instances to terminate

I was running a ubuntu 13.04 instance on ec2. I have juju .7 installed and bootstrapped. when I tried to deploy lamp, it caused the instance to terminate. ubuntu@ip-10-62-73-113:~$ juju status ...
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Where is hadoop-ec2-env.sh in the Hadoop packages?

I'm unable to locate the file hadoop-ec2-env.sh. I've downloaded and intalled hadoop_1.0.4-1_x86_64.deb from http://mirror.olnevhost.net/pub/apache/hadoop/common/stable/ This is the most recent ...
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How do I specify an AMI in Juju? [duplicate]

This solution no longer works How to specify ec2 instance types for different services in a charm? since using the default-image-id option in the environments file has been deprecated.It mentions in ...
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How do I optimize apt-fast with Amazon Web Services (AWS) mirrors?

I know that Amazon Web Services has hosted mirrors that I can use to update my Ubuntu machines. I know there is a tool called apt-fast that makes multiple connections to a mirror server to improve ...
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Unable to connect FileZilla to ubuntu ec2

I have a micro ubuntu instance on ec2. I have done a passwd to set it to simple password. I have installed vsftpd on the ec2 instance. And imported the ec2 pem file via FileZilla-Settings-SFTP, and ...
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using juju with elastic block storage ( EBS )

Is there a way we can use EBS for ec2 instance with juju. And possibility of scaling the storage after the deployment, Thanks
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blocking all outgoing ports and its consequences

Is this the right way to block all outgoing ports? : ufw default deny outgoing But what are the consequences of doing this on amazon ec2? I'm running possibly unsafe perl scripts on my instance and ...
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How to give a new user permissions to call sudo without a prompt for sudo password?

I am setting up a server in Amazon EC2. I created an image from Amazon's provided images of Ubuntu x64 12 LTS. My goal is to set up a secure svn server there, where access is only possible by IP ...
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How to install dpkg-reconfigure?

I want to install dpkg-reconfigure in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS install on Amazon EC2? How to go about it?
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“Permission denied (publickey).” error when trying to ssh into server

I am trying to connect to a server via SSH. I am getting the following log from using the command: ssh -vvvT ubuntu@ec2-176-34-121-133.eu-west-1.compute.amazonaws.com. Please could someone help me ...
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Juju instances in agent-state: down after turning them off (and back on) on EC2

I turned my Juju instances off on EC2 for a while and after bringing them back online they seem to be in an odd state: juju status 2012-11-17 17:06:44,094 INFO Connecting to environment... ...
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“Server refused our key” when logging into Ubuntu on EC2 as a different user

We created an AWS micro instance running Ubuntu 10.04, and we can putty in as the "ubuntu" user using the key pair just fine. Now I've created two new users, but when I try to putty into the instance ...
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Installing Yaws server on Ubuntu 12.04 (Using a cloud service)

I'm trying to get a Yaws web server working on a cloud service (Amazon AWS). I've compilled and installed a local copy on the server. My problem is that I can't get Yaws to run while running on either ...
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multiple rails applications on same host name with different folders

When i ssh to amazon ec2, then pwd /home/ubuntu ls app_1 app_2 app_3 app_4 Considering i have mapped my ec2-122** address to some apps.site1.com How can i have multiple rails applications ...
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How can I stop unattended-upgrades from rebooting the machine?

I just had a look at my Amazon EC2 instance and noticed I had 20 minutes exactly of downtime. I didn't know what caused it so I logged in to SSH and tried upgrading my packages, and saw that the ...
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How do Ubuntu updates appear on Amazon EC2?

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installed in Amazon EC2 machine. Sometimes when I SSH into the machine I see a notice asking me to update some packages. Please see the screenshot image below My Question ...
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Problem with squid on EC2

I created an instance from the canonical AMI that have ubuntu server 12.04 64bit and install squid. The only changed to the /etc/squid3/squid.conf file was: acl localhost src 127.0.0.1/32 ::1 ...
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Is there a way to stop and restart a Juju deployment?

I would have thought that juju shutdown would move the instances in the deployment from "running" to "stopped." Instead it actually terminates all instances. Are juju deployments inherently ephemeral? ...
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How do I start an SSH session from the Unity desktop with arguments (-i)?

Using SSH in a GNOME terminal is fine. But I want to use it in a Unity window (the location text field, ctrl+l). I need to refer to my .PEM x509 certificate for security reasons to connect to my ...
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Does anyone know of a program like Elastics for Linux?

On mac I would use Elastics (http://tundrabot.com/elastics) To kind of, monitor my EC2 instances. Most important to me was that it worked across several accounts and that it allowed me to connect to a ...
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Latest ec2 Ubuntu instance seems broken [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Trouble downloading updates due to “Hash sum mismatch” error I am using ec2 Ubuntu instances now for some time and never had a problem with. Today I created a new Ubuntu ...
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Blacklisting grub packages from installing

I am trying to block GRUB packages from being installed (after having purged them). The problem is virtually identical to Blacklisting packages from installing and even involves GRUB which is exactly ...
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How to setup IPSec with Amazon EC2

How to setup an IPSec connection from my ubuntu laptop to Amazon EC2 instance? I tried setting it up using elastic IP and VPC with the following openswan configuration but it is not working. conn ...
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Which user is running tomcat?

I have a Tomcat 7 server running on Amazon EC2 (OS - Ubuntu 12 LTS). How can I find out which user is running Tomcat on Amazon EC2?
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What is the best way to secure my EC2 server in regards to the SSH?

I have a Amazon ec2 instance, and was curious on if I should change the username (the default is ubuntu) or not? Since you need a public SSH key in order to access the server, I don't think you do, ...
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Amazon EC2 : Authentication Failure after error sudo: must be setuid root

I was trying to change permission on a folder in a Amazon EBS volume mounted on a Amazon EC2 running Ubuntu EC2. When I entered the command sudo chmod -R u+rw,go-rw /mnt/my-address I go the ...
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Is my Amazon EC 2 running Amazon Linux or Ubuntu?

I am a little confused here. I created a Amazon EC2 instance with Ubuntu Linux 64-bit 12.04 LTS, now when I SSH into it I get the following but on Amazon Management console I get the following ...
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MySQL keeps failing to install

First I clean up previous installation root@ip-10-134-10-182:~# rm -rf /var/lib/mysql root@ip-10-134-10-182:~# rm -f /var/lib/dpkg/lock root@ip-10-134-10-182:~# rm -f /var/cache/apt/archives/lock ...
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How to reinstall mysql without damaging data?

http://stuffthatspins.com/2011/01/08/ubuntu-10-x-completely-remove-and-clean-mysql-installation/ shows how to reinstall everything. I want to do something like this without reinstalling data. ...
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Where can I find the mon-* set of Amazon CloudWatch tools?

Once upon a time, based on the large quantity of websites saying that all I needed to install to administer Amazon services including CloudWatch and Auto-Scaling Groups was the "ec2-api-tools" ...