September, 2009 - PowerCram Blog

Glossary of Amazon EC2 terms

Amazon machine image (AMI)An Amazon Machine Image (AMI) is an encrypted machine image stored in Amazon S3. It contains all the information necessary to boot instances of your software. Amazon EBSA type of storage that enables you to create volumes that can be mounted as devices by Amazon EC2 instances. Amazon EBS volumes behave like raw unformatted external […]

Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) Command Line Tools Reference

The Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud Command Line Tools Reference Guide provides the syntax, a description, options, and usage examples for each command line tool. This section describes who should read this guide, how the guide is organized, and other resources related to Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud. The Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud is occasionally referred to within this guide […]

Where is ntbackup in Windows Server 2008?

Microsoft replaced the ntbackup.exe backup utility in 2008 and Vista with wbadmin. Wbadmin enables you to back up and restore your operating system, volumes, files, folders, and applications from a command prompt. To configure a backup schedule, you must be a member of the Administrators group. To perform all other tasks with this command, you must be a […]

Amazon EBS Shared Snapshots

Today Amazon announced a new feature, “EBS Shared Snapshots”: Amazon EBS shared snapshots make it easy for you to share this data with your co-workers or others in the AWS community. With this feature, users that you have authorized can quickly use your Amazon EBS shared snapshots as the basis for creating their own Amazon EBS volumes. If […]