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/etc/init.d Character Encoding Issue

I have a script in /etc/init.d on an EC2 image that, on machine startup, pulls in source code via SVN, builds it, and then runs it using Ant. The source code is Java. Within this code is a call to the ...
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How does Ubuntu Cloud Guest and Amazon web services work?

Could you explain me what I can do with ubuntu cloud and amazon cloud (Amazon EC2). How are they usefull. Can I use it like a real PC or it is only like a simple cloud wich can I put some files or ...
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Red5 start script not working

I have an EC2 instance running Red5 and I added the following script to the scripts that run on startup and shutdown of the server: ################# NOTE FROM DOMINICK # First Follow these ...
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Sphinx initial configuration hungs at checking for CFLAGS needed

I have never had any problem installing Sphinx on Ubuntu (local and Sphinx 2.0.2). Always worked out of the box. Today I tried to install Sphinx 2.0.3 on Ubuntu 11.10 on Amazon EC2. I have started ...
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Should I upgrade kernel packages on EC2 instances?

On my EC2 server, when I do sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade, I see: The following packages have been kept back: linux-ec2 linux-image-ec2 linux-image-virtual linux-virtual ...
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What are the differences between the Alestic and UEC AMI images?

I am going to be bringing up a lot of AWS EC2 instances, and cannot find out what the differences are between the images provided by Ubuntu UEC at: http://uec-images.ubuntu.com/releases/ and the ...
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How to update a running instance on ec2 without losing data?

when i try to connect ubuntu on ec2 I get the following message New release 'natty' available. Run 'do-release-upgrade' to upgrade to it. But when i try to run this command I get this message: ...
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Why am I unable to connect to my ec2 instance with Juju?

I'm using juju to boostrap and then deploy a service. I was able to create an instance before and deploy it, but after a few creations and deletions I am now unable to connect, ie run juju status. ...
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Permission denied on /dev/xvdf despite sudo?

I'm trying to get a stream off port 9999 and write to /dev/xvdf. I'm using Amazon EC2 with the Ubuntu 11.10 server image. By default I log in as 'ubuntu' which has sudo privileges. However, when I run ...
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apache2 is making my amazon ec2 unavailable, any ideas?

I have a web server running on a EC2 c1.medium intance. The instance is running on ubuntu, with apache2 and mysql.The ubuntu and apache version are the next; Ubuntu DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu ...
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Creating a mail server on Amazon EC2?

Does anyone know the latest AMI that has the preconfigured Postfix mail server on it, for use with a "micro" instance of Amazon EC2? I'm having trouble searching for a AMI instance using ElasticFox ...
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AWS Ubuntu Instance - User rights

I am running an instance of Ubuntu on Amazon Web Services, all working pretty dandy. I've got one little snag that i'm trying to find the answer to atm. Amazon forces you to have another user other ...
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How to remove bottom information panel in terminal window on Ubuntu Server AMI images?

The Amazon AMI images have a default information panel at the bottom of the terminal window. I would like to remove this (it disables me from being able to scroll backwards in putty). It looks like ...
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EC2 ephemeral drives missing on 11.10 AMI? (ami-21f53948)

Sorry in advance if this is the wrong place for this kind of question. I'm porting some of my EC2 application's start scripts to the 11.10 ami-21f53948 AMI, from a similar 9.10 (ami-6832d801). One ...
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How to use cpulimit on ALL cron jobs?

Using Ubuntu Server an AWS micro box, so if the cpu utilization spikes AWS will virtually kill the CPU for the box (for about 30 sec). nice doesn't solve the problem, but cpulimit does (I use it in ...
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In AWS Ubuntu AMI server refused our key while SSH login

I just have created a large-instance for ubuntu-AMI on Amazon ec2. generated a key pair & ssh open in firewall. now using puttygen i got ppk file since i am using window machine. now using publuc ...
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What is the purpose of the “bootstrapping instance” in Juju?

So I've recently played around with Juju, and I see quite a bit of potential. But there are a few things I don't exactly understand. Most notably, I'm not sure of the purpose of the "bootstrapping ...
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How can I connect to my Amazon EC2 server using a desktop client

I've already setup an Amazon EC2 instance running 10.10 and am able to connect to it using the ssh command provided by Amazon. I noticed there is a 'Terminal Server Client' and a 'Remote Desktop ...
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How to attach new EBS volume to Ubuntu machine on AWS?

Disclaimer: I'm probably missing something obvious, sorry in advance. I need more EBS disk space for my Ubuntu 11.04 server running on Amazon EC2, and decided to create new volume in addition to the ...
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How do I find out what Amazon has stored?

I would like to control/recover/delete files on Amazon. How is this done?
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How do I upgrade a server image inside EC2?

I setup an instance of Ubuntu on Amazon EC2 using an AMI that I had found. When I login to the server through SSH it says A newer build of the Ubuntu lucid server image is available. It is names ...
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ElasticFox on Firefox 4

How are you supposed to install the ElasticFox add-on on Firefox (4.0.1) on latest Ubuntu (11.04)? (ElasticFox is an extension for Amazon EC2 management.) Going to Tools -> Add-ons and searching for ...
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What are the upstart events to monitor to attach/detach an EBS volume and an elastic IP at startup/shutdown?

I'm setting up an Ubuntu instance on Amazon EC2 and I'm trying to configure it so that, at startup, it automatically attaches an EBS volume and takes an elastic IP address and, at shutdown, it ...
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Security in Hybrid cloud

How do we ensure security while setting up a hybrid cloud? For example, if I want to use EC2 or Rackspace, how can I make sure that the connectivity between the private and the public cloud is ...