Archive for the ‘EC2’ Category

The default specs for an EC2 instance include 165GB of local storage. That storage is split between 2 partitions. The default partition (/) is 9.85GB, with the rest in /mnt, which Amazon calls their “ephemeral storage”. One problem that I ran into is the default location for installing applications, including mysql, is the default partition. […]

The below are the step by step instructions I used to set up my EC2 instance for my soon to launch rails app ( It uses Rails and Litespeed as the server. At the end of the install, it makes heavy use of my Capistrano and EC2.rake tasks to install my app. Warning. I’m not […]

I am using EC2 to host my soon-to-launch application. Its great. I use capistrano to manage these EC2 instances. With these tasks, I have automated many sets of EC2 commands into simple rake tasks. For instance, to launch an instance, I can type… rake ec2:run id=ami-61a54008 . ..and a minute or two later I […]