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While working on a failed EC2 (ebs backed) instance recently, we were presented with an instance that would not start after reboot or stop/start. tl;dr: Create a snapshot of the existing EBS vol; remount and edit etc/fstab; re-attach and start the instance. The only symptom was in the console log: $ ec2-get-console-output i-nnnnnnnn init: console-setup main process (63) terminated with status 1 %Ginit: plymouth main process (45) killed by SEGV signal init: plymouth-splash main process (194) terminated with status 2 cloud-init running: Sat, 29 Jan 2011 23:33:24 +0000. up 2.65 seconds mountall: Disconnected from Plymouth It turned out this instance was running as a t1.micro instance, which do not …

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"Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) is a web service that provides resizable compute capacity in the cloud. It is designed to make web-scale computing easier for developers", according to to Amazon. All EC2 instances are sold based on hourly usage and instance type.  Each instances type consists of a certain number of EC2 Compute Units (ECU) and a set RAM size. One EC2 Compute Unit (ECU) provides the equivalent CPU capacity of a 1.0-1.2 GHz 2007 Opteron or 2007 Xeon processor.  Since the ECU is such a vague definition, I wanted to see some benchmarks (but couldn't find any). The …

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