Solved: Restore root disk of EC2 without changing IP or Hostname

If the root volume of your EC2 instance got corrupt, instance won’t come up. Since you don’t have access to console of EC2 instance so you can’t do much.

In this post we will discuss options to restore an EC2 instance from snapshot backup. Prerequisite for the below guide is that you already have snapshot of the volume which you want to restore.

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Solve: How to add an EBS volume to a Windows EC2 instance and configure it

This post is divided in two sections. In the first section you will see how to create an EBS volume and in the next section we will show you how to configure the EBS volume in windows instance.

Create EBS Volume

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Solved: How to change hostname in AWS EC2 instance of RHEL 7

In our last post we have seen how to change hostname of an RHEL server.

But if you are using the RHEL 7 AMI provided on AWS marketplace the steps will be slightly different.

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Solved: Using filezilla for transferring files to AWS EC2 instances

Filezilla is a great free opensource tool for securely transferring files to and from Unix and Linux servers. Also, it’s secure in comparison  to doing ftp to a linux server.

If not already downloaded you can download filezilla from here .

By default you can enter user id and password  of destination server to connect to it on port 22.

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But in case of AWS EC2 instances you don’t get password instead you use the ssh key to connect to it.

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Solved: “Network error: Software caused connection abort”

Some time you may have noticed that your putty session is getting disconnected with error “Network error: Software caused connection abort”

This can happen because of time out setting on server or sometime due to firewall. To resolve this issue you will have to set a keep alive time for the session.

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AWS Crash Course – EC2

We are starting this series on AWS to give you a decent understanding of different AWS services. These will be short articles which you can go through in 15-20 mins everyday.

You can check the complete series here of AWS Crash Course .

Introduction:-

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  • AWS compute is part of it’s IaaS offerings.
  • With compute, you can deploy virtual servers to run your applications.
  • Don’t have to wait for days or weeks to get your desired server capacity.
  • You can manage the OS or let AWS manage it for you.
  • It can be used to build mobile apps or running massive clusters.
  • You can even deploy application serverless.
  • It provides high fault tolerance.
  • Easy scalability and load balancing.
  • You are billed as per your usage.

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