S3cmd S3 Sync How-To

http://s3tools.org/s3cmd-sync Program S3cmd can transfer files to and from Amazon S3 in two basic modes: Unconditional transfer — all matching files are uploaded to S3 (put operation) or downloaded back from S3 (get operation). This is similar to a standard unix cp command that also copies whatever it’s told to. Conditional transfer — only files that don’t exist at the destination in the same version […]

Resizing Root Partition on Linux in Amazon EC2

https://linuxacademy.com/blog/linux/resizing-root-partition-on-linux-in-amazon-ec2/ Changing the partition size for a root partition or any other partition is just a little bit different when you’re working in the cloud. Today I’m going to show you how to change the root partition of an EC2 instance running Linux. Resizing the root partition on an Amazon EC2 instance starts by stopping your […]

How do I perform native backups of an RDS SQL Server DB instance?

https://aws.amazon.com/premiumsupport/knowledge-center/native-backup-rds-sql-server/ Issue I want to perform a native backup of my Amazon RDS SQL Server DB instance so that I can store the backup file in Amazon S3, or use the backup file to restore an RDS instance later. Short Description Amazon RDS supports native backup and restore for Microsoft SQL Server databases. You can […]

How To Restore a SQL Server BAK file to Amazon RDS

http://www.somacon.com/p586.php Amazon RDS for SQL Server does not allow you to restore a .bak file (as of Apr. 2013). If you attempt to use the Restore Database… function and select a File (Device) to be restored, you will get an error saying Failed to retrieve data for this request. Amazon has disabled this function. The official Amazon documentation […]