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How to regularly backup a database using Amazon RDS?

We created a database using Amazon RDS and now we would like to take regular (nightly) backups of this database using RDS. How can we do so on RDS? What are the steps for doing so using the AWS ...
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Remove hidden files from Amazon S3 bucket

In my Amazon S3 bucket console, everything looks normal, but on my client app (Cyberduck), I see a bunch of hidden files, either called ._Icon or Icon. I think they were created because of Google ...
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How can one obtain a AWS session token on the AWS website?

How can one obtain a AWS session token on the AWS website? (I know how to do it through CLI, but sometimes getting it from the website could be handy)
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AWS cannot remember or paste password

Hi my AWS remote desktop used to remember the password. Now it asked for it at the administrator login window. (I'm using a very long password from my company). The problem is I can't copy/paste the ...
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Why can I send e-mails with Amazon SES only to verified e-mail addresses

I verified a domain and a single e-mail address on that domain in Amazon SES. When using the "Send test email" function or trying to send e-mails via SMTP I can only send mails TO that one verified e-...
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why doesn't s3 have a built-in “s3 buckets only” user group

I created an S3 bucket and want to add a user to it. To add the user so that they can actually do stuff I need to add them to a group. So I try to create a group and when I search the pre-defined ...
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How can I affordably retrieve data from Amazon Glacier?

I have a bit of an odd question. I stored several hundred gigabytes of disk image files (100+ GB each) on Amazon Glacier several years ago, shortly after Amazon Glacier launched. I'm not a web or app ...
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Has Amazon Web Services‎ removing credit card option changed?

I was using AWS almost two years ago and as I remember I was able to remove my default payment method from amazon.com but now I see that I can't remove my default payment method. This page says: ...
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Can I see how much AWS would otherwise be costing me if I weren't on free tier?

I'm currently using the AWS free tier. One year is a good amount of time to create various applications, have a play around without it costing me anything. The AWS billing center does tell me how ...
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I accidentally removed my ufw allow rules (ssh and ftp rules) and then logged out of my server, am now locked out

My environment: aws ec2 (VMware Workstation 11) for use as development sandbox environment. it's not crucial, i just have some work i don't want to re do for a client. Is there anyway to change those ...
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Cannot ping running EC2 Instance. Connection timed out

After launching an EC2 instance this morning I am still unable to SSH into the instance or ping it with each returning a timed out error: SSH (executing through Cygwin): $ ssh -vvv -i "...
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Does Amazon change the specs of a given AWS machine instance type over time?

We wish to reproduce results from a paper published in 2014 that used the m3.2xlarge instance type. If we run that today would it have the same specs? If not is there a way to find documentation ...
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Why can't I attach new AWS volume to existing AWS instance?

I'm trying to expand the storage on an AWS EBS volume for which I'm following this "Expanding the Storage Space of an EBS Volume on Linux" guide. I created a snapshot of my volume and created a new ...
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What is the minimum amount of an AWS bill?

I've been using AWS (mostly S3 and Glacier) for a few years, but my usage is very low. Each month, I receive an invoice of $0.07, but Amazon never charges my credit card. Is this because the amount ...
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AWS Reserved Instance expiration notifications [Exist??]

Good afternoon, When EC2 Reserved Instance expire do we get notification? How many weeks/day before? Is there a settings page to adjust notification settings?
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How to pay AWS bills

I have an unpaid bill in AWS (I've been using Free Tier so far) and I already added my debit card to AWS. However, when I select bills, I have no option for paying it, I can only download it in PDF. ...
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How would you log into AWS if you lost your phone which provides 2-factor authentication?

The FAQ directs you to a page which doesn't exist! http://aws.amazon.com/iam/faqs/
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Cannot connect to the AWS web console from another computer

I had a migration project of website from one hosting to Amazon web services, So I opened AWS account on my name and when I finish the project I wanted to change everything to the company name (...
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How does Amazon Test Drive/Pieceable Viewer work? [closed]

I have recently discovered a web application which allows you to run iOS apps in the browser. Said application is Pieceable Viewer. I was curious about how it works and is able to do its job so I did ...