Archive for October, 2012

APEX within the Oracle RDS environment

We I have written a post regarding getting APEX and Oracle XE working, but now Amazon support APEX within their RDS offering, great I hear you cry. Oracle in a multi A-Z environment backed up and ultra reliable. So how hard could it be to get the thing working.   Be Warned the APEX version […]

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Installing a Glassfish Server for APEX access in Amazon AWS

If you have got to this blog because you are following the configuring of APEX on Amazon RDS then cool, if you got here via Google because you want to get Glassfish working, then welcome 🙂 It is assumed that you have linked from the following blog APEX within the Oracle RDS environment, this includes where […]

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Deleting AWS security group error (has a dependant job)

When you start to mess about and experiment with AWS you will end up with lot of erroneous entries. One of these entries can be around the security groups, this is particularly the   case when creating RDS instances in a VPC as it does create security groups to match. When you delete the RDS instance it does leave […]

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Instance reachability check failed

Originally posted on The Survival Guides's Blog:
This is one error you do not want to see when you are booting up an EC2 instance the dreaded Instance reachability check failed. Pass 0/2 checks or 1/2 check. Especially when this is you backup copy of a live system. Believe me when I tell you…

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Install S3Fuse and mount local disk Amazon EC2

Originally posted on The Survival Guides's Blog:
There is a need to mount a S3 bucket to an EC2 server. Please NOTE that mounting drives should not be used in high read write environments. If all you want to do is push a backup to the disk because S3cmd will not do it for…

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Allowing SSH password access Amazon EC2

Originally posted on The Survival Guides's Blog:
If you use the standard Amazon Linux AMI images and why would you not!!!! there is a work around needed if you want to give third part access via ssh to the server, using username and password authentication.   PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH THIS AS IF YOU…

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FTP server configuration Amazon EC2

Originally posted on The Survival Guides's Blog:
OK, one of those annoying problems. You want / need an FTP server. Usually this is easy. I have build dozens of them, so an FTP server on Amazon a doddle you would think. There are a few FTP servers that I use VSFTPD and PureFTP I started…

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Installing Oracle 11g XE and Apex 4.11 in Amazon AWS

Originally posted on The Survival Guides's Blog:
I have written about how to install Apex and XE on Linux, this one takes those thoughts and applies them to Amazon AWS. There is some improvement on my ramblings of Linux Apex installation as well 🙂 If you want to run a highly resilient APEX installation then I…

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Change the Query Cache Size Amazon AWS RDS

Originally posted on The Survival Guides's Blog:
We are running a PHP web site with the Mysql RDS from Amazon, there is a need to change the PHP cache size to make the server run more effectively. Normally this would be done in the my.cnf file but as you know with RDS you use…

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Amazon AWS Mysql Database Full

Originally posted on The Survival Guides's Blog:
Arrrgghhhh our web site decided to fill the 5GB database it uses !!!!!!! When you use the AWS console you get the following error The specified database instance is currently in the storage-full state. The only modification permitted on a database instance in this state is an…

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