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Chef: Spin-up and bootstrap a node on AWS

A few quick instructions for spinning up a node on AWS using Chef and the Knife EC2 plugin.
Some of these steps I culled together from various sites and thought it might be helpful to have them all in one spot. 512 more words

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Add and enable Swap on ec2 instance

To add this extra space to your instance you type:

sudo /bin/dd if=/dev/zero of=/var/swap.1 bs=1M count=1024
sudo /sbin/mkswap /var/swap.1
sudo /sbin/swapon /var/swap.1

If you need more than 1024 then change that to something higher. 18 more words

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Amazon AWS - Installing Redis on EBS

In this step-by-step guide i’ll show you how to install Redis on AWS (Amazon Linux AMI).

I’ll assume you’re performing steps below as a su (sudo -s). 389 more words

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AWS Services Inconsistency

AWS still puzzles me at times. While the range of products and services is so huge and there is hardly something you cant accomplish with AWS at hand, still you find little gaps which can annoy, see my earlier… 218 more words

Security

City on a Cloud Win Puts Traditional DR on Notice

The City of Asheville’s City on a Cloud Best Practices win spells trouble for traditional DR.  Deep trouble.  It marks the first time that Cloud DR… 331 more words

Pimping your web app using RDS read replica

Database Wisdom:

SQL> SELECT * FROM dba WHERE clue > 0;
Empty set (0.00 sec)

Amazon RDS has a nifty feature (that surprisingly many people have not heard of) called…

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