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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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Why use Amazon's AWS RDS instance for mysql instead of just manually creating mysql?

I was playing around with Amazon AWS and at this point just not sure what are the benefits of creating an RDS instance for lets say mysql database instead of simply login in into the server and ...
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EC2 - chmod: cannot access ‘mypemfile.pem’: No such file or directory

I download pem file while launching t2.small instance. When I try to connect it via ssh it say no such a file in directory. But am sure that pem file is in directory. $ ls mypemfile.pem ...
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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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Ubuntu server on Amazon-aws - no swedish characters?

Connecting via ssh to ec2, ubuntu server on amazon, but cant for the life of me figure out how to write the swedish charactes åäö? Thanks
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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: ...
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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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Need help with getting NoMachine working on Ubuntu 14.04

I’m trying to get NoMachine working on a AWS EC2 instance with 14.04 Trusty Tahr. I’ve used the instructions from: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NomachineNX ...
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Give ubuntu user on EC2 instance access to public_html folder

I have an EC2 Ubuntu instance running apache with a couple of websites. Say one website is called widgets, then /home/widgets/ has user widgets and group widgets I have a git repository in ...
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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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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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Not enough disk space '/' in AWS instance

i am running Ubuntu 11.04 instance for my Web Server on AWS cloud, now i am getting there is no disk space in / partition of my server. df -ah say this Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% ...
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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 ...
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Permissions issue when running Ghost blog using forever

I am trying to run a Ghost blog on an Amazon AWS Ubuntu server using forever so that I can close the terminal window & leave the blog running. I think it is not running due to a permissions issue ...
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what can be causing /etc/cron.daily/apt to hang?

Lately I've been getting a mail from the server every day, Subject Cron <root@host> test -x /usr/sbin/anacron || ( cd / && run-parts --report /etc/cron.daily ) Body ...
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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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EC2 instances failing to reach eu-west-1.ec2.archive.ubuntu.com [closed]

I'm trying to setup a few EC2 instances on AWS in the eu-west-1 region with a VM created from Ubuntu 14.04 x64 (ami-b17a12c6) AMI. When I do attempt to update the source list sudo apt-get update ...
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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 ...
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Amazon EC2 Ubuntu Server 14.04 apt doesn't work can't install

I have an Amazon instance set up running Ubuntu Server 14.04. Was working perfect. But recently I logged on and anytime I try to do any apt command I get the error E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg ...
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VSFTPD not working

I followed instructions and other instructions too but because it is not user-friendly, the ftp server is not working. # This option specifies the location of the RSA key to use for SSL # encrypted ...
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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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Nginx and pagespeed installation issues in ubuntu

I have put my app (implemented a website with the help of angularjs) on amazon EC2 and have installed nginx and thin on it I am having issues with angularjs with respect to performance. So I decide ...
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Ubuntu EC2 compatible kernels

I am trying to create an Ubuntu 13.10 64 bit AMI with the paravirtual type of virtualization. I have not had problems with the hvm virtualization. I can't figure out what kernel I need to use. For the ...
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Installing Xampp on an amazon Ubuntu Instance: GUI Issue on XFCE4 and Mate Desktop environments

I am using Microsoft Remote Desktop connection to connect to an Ubuntu Instance on Amazon. After downloading the .run file of Xampp and executing it using sudo ./xampp-linux-***-installer.run ...
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LAMP server installation stops at 79% configuring MySQL (EC2 BitNami AMI)

I have created an ubuntu 10.04 cloud server on the Amazon cloud (EC2) I am encountering a stalled LAMP install each time I try it. I've created about 5 fresh instances. Each time The installation ...
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ixgbevf network interface not available during initramfs (ec2)

I'm working on a base AMI for Amazon EC2 that formats any ephemeral disks into a RAID-0 array, and then uses that filesystem for system use (basically a big data partition, and a partition for ...
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How do I configure Mediawiki on EC2 if anonymous browsing is disabled?

So I have new MediaWiki instance install on a brand new Amazon EC2 instances. All is going swimmingly, until I have to log in via the web browser to configure it. Since I'm running on a hosted server, ...
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Sharing a drive on AWS between two ubuntu 14.04 servers running Rails

This is a multi-part question: How do I create a stand-alone drive on Amazon Web Services? How can get two different Ubuntu 14.04 servers to have read/write access to that drive? This is for a ...
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Why do Ubuntu AMIs only have 8gig on root

I've created an EC2 instance from an Ubuntu AMI but the instance storage is split, with 8gig on the root and the rest mounted at /mnt Why is this? How do I get it all mounted on the root?
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Connect with postgresql remotely. Postgresql Installed in Amazon EC2 micro instance

I installed the Amazon EC an instance Ubuntu 14.04 and Postgresql database. Trying to connect remotely to the base and the pgAdmin III program but can not connect. I've tried many of the solutions ...
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Cannot Rsync to ec2 instance

This seems like the problem with the ubuntu user permission on ec2 server , cannot rsync successfully. Steps Taken: Generated public key from origin server (a normal ubuntu droplet with root user ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Trying to run an Rscript from the command line but I'm running into namespace errors

I'm fairly new to Linux and I'm running into some major problems. I'm trying to run an Rscript from the command line instead of RStudio on amazon EC2 ubuntu instance. My script makes use of couple of ...
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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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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 ...
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Run a script only at the very first boot

Is there an idiomatic way in Ubuntu to run a script only the first time a machine is booted? (EC2).
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Failure to contact privoxy proxy on ec2 node

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'm using git-bash on win7. Following the directions, I ...
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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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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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Create a snapshot/Backup of my Amazon Ubuntu Instance

Hi all I want to backup my amazon instance currently running on ubuntu 10.4 LTS, anyone know how to do that? I also have a Cent-OS instance which I bakup and restore by creating snapshots and images ...
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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: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 on Amazon EC2: /dev/xvda1 will be checked for errors at next reboot?

I'm running the lastest Ubuntu 12.04 AMI (ami-a29943cb) from Canonical on Amazon EC2 and quite often when I log in I get the message: *** /dev/xvda1 will be checked for errors at next reboot *** I ...
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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 ...