Use EBS on EC2 Centos 5.2 and snapshot with cron to S3

Create the volume and assign it to your instance

Attach it to your Centos 5.2 instance

yum install xfsprogs

according to Thread: Debian Lenny and XFS causes kernel panic: Suggested Workaround

mkfs.xfs -l version=1 /dev/sdh

insert into /etc/fstab


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Thoughtworks Cruise 1.1 on Centos 5.2 EC2 building repo from github

In this blog post I will show how to launch a Centos 5.2 Amazon ami image, install Cruise 1.1 from Thoughtworks (also known as Cruise Control) and building a Java project, fetched from a github repository.

Start new image with ElasticFox


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Bootstraping ec2 with Puppet, iClassify, and Capistrano

Searching through github ( I came across a very similar approach on howto bootstrap EC2 images with capistrano puppet and iclassify. ec2-cap is build on top of the Rightscale Amazon EC2 gem (http://rightaws.rubyforge...

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Automated Environment: Puppet, iClassify, and Capistrano

There is a new hype: cloud computing. Your web site traffic grows? Add a new application server. Want to increase availability? Add a new web server. Among others Amazon offers a whole bunch of infrastructure to support these needs. But it is not enough...

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Amazon Elastic Block Store

There is a new kid on the block: Amazon Elastic Block Store

The new service fills one of the last missing links in the Amazon Webservices. It provides for persistent, high-performance, high-availability block-level storage which you can attach to...

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Poolparty, a promising tool for cloud computing

Poolparty is a very interesting project. It promises easy cloud computing with Amazon EC2. The project undergoes a heavy rewrite of its core, so we ought to stay tuned :-)

Ressource links are as follows:

The homepage:


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High-Availability Load Balancer (With Failover and Session Support) With HAProxy

HAProxy seems very promising as a production use software loadbalancer. The only drawback with this solution is that one still has to use some extra piece of middleware to terminate a ssl session (stunnel, apache).

Setting Up A High-Availability Load...

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EC2 Deployment made easy: Capistrano and Capazon

Capistrano is a tool for deploying and managing remote servers. Its origin is (ruby based;-) on deploying rails applications.

But its not limited to this task. There exist many extensions to capistrano (called recipes) to make deployment and management...

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Intersting EC2 AMI images (as a starting point)

I believe in not inventing the wheel;-) That’s another incarnation of DRY … So a good starting point for AMI images are the ones of Rightscale.

RightImage v3.0 (32-bit...

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Amazon EC2 stuff

I’ve collected some useful information about cloud computing/amazon EC2 on the web

the amazon web services home

the amazon web services blog

list of available public ami images

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Amazon EC2

made my way through the deployment of webapp (tomcat 6) on Amazon EC2 the very famous webservice products from Amazon.

checkout the amazon EC2 tutorial on youtube

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