Web log analysis and statistics for Amazon S3 with S3STAT

I’ve been using Amazon Web Services for several months now. Like anything else I need to know what’s going on with my services – what’s being downloaded, how often, from where, etc. In the middle of last month I finally found a service which bridges the gap allowing a good view into what’s going on […]

Analyzing Amazon S3 Logs with AWStats

The Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) provides virtually limitless storage accessible over the Internet. Along with this functionality, however, comes the need to understand how the data stored on Amazon S3 is being used. Amazon S3 supports logging each request made to a given Amazon S3 bucket to a text file. Out of the […]

List of Internet Acronyms & Text Message Jargon

With millions of people texting regularly, it’s no wonder you’ve seen this cryptic looking code! Commonly used wherever people get online — whether by text message, IM, SMS, email, cell phone, iPhone, Blackberry, PDA, etc. — and as seen on blogs, chat rooms, Web sites, games, and newsgroup postings — these abbreviations are used by […]

Amazon Announces Consolidation of Windows AMIs on EC2

Amazon EC2 no longer differentiates between Amazon EC2 running Windows and Amazon EC2 running Windows with Authentication Services. New and existing Windows instances can now run Authentication Services, such as LDAP and Kerberos, at no additional charge. Additionally, any currently running Windows with Authentication Services instances are now charged the same price as Windows instances. […]

Connecting to Amazon AWS from Windows to a Linux AMI

Connecting from Windows to a Linux Server poses problems for the average person to connect, and use their Windows OS to connect to the Linux Server. For some this is enough to put off people from jumping in, or banging their head against the wall wondering why you cannot simply RDP into the server and […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to run Bucket Commander: A command line interface for Amazon S3

Bucket commander is a command line tool for Amazon S3. Bucket Commander needs a configuration file, which can be created using Bucket Explorer’s UI. Bucket Commander takes three arguments. ” -action ” , ” -authenticate ” and ” -emailprofile ” “ -emailprofile” is optional argument , you need to specify it only when you have […]