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How to Resize an Amazon Elastic Block Store Volume

How to Resize an Amazon Elastic Block Store Volume

Reaching a capacity limit in Amazon Elastic Block Storage (EBS)? Need more IOPS for an app or web-service? Due to its design, Amazon EBS doesn’t allow to scale the volume size dynamically or extend volume IOPS. If a user needs more space, he has to buy another Amazon EBS volume and then spend hours to backup data from the original volume, verify its consistency and then restore on the new one.

This article is a step-by-step guide on how to use AWS built-in features to easily resize the Amazon EBS volume.
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Mapping your Cloud Storage as a Local Disk Using CloudBerry Drive

Mapping your Cloud Storage as a Local Disk Using CloudBerry Drive

This article explains how to configure CloudBerry Drive to map your cloud storage account as a local disk on your local computer. If you do not have a cloud storage account yet, you can check our list of supported cloud storage providers here.
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How to Fix: Your Account Is Not Signed Up for Amazon S3

How to Fix: Your Account Is Not Signed Up for Amazon S3

We continue our series of articles devoted to common Amazon S3 issues. In our previous article, we discussed the difference between the requested time and the current time is too large error.

In this article we will discuss how to handle Your account is not signed up for Amazon S3 issue. This error occurs when you are either not signed up for Amazon S3 or use expired credentials. Apparently, there is a two-step process to get an Amazon S3 account. Continue reading

AWS Database Services Complete Overview: RDS vs Redshift vs DynamoDB vs SimpleDB

AWS Database Services Complete Overview: RDS vs Redshift vs DynamoDB vs SimpleDB

Cloud database platforms are considered to be a worthy representative of cloud services. No patching, hardware troubles or other maintenance efforts, easy integration and scaling up to the natural growth and customers' demands, high availability and security – all these make the cloud database market growing. Continue reading

How to Improve Security of S3 Buckets Using S3 Server Access Logs

How to Improve Security of S3 Buckets Using S3 Server Access Logs

Imagine the situation: you browse your Amazon S3 bucket and suddenly discover that some files are missing. Since Amazon S3 offers high durability, it leaves almost no chance for these files to disappear due to a system failure or disaster. Apparently, they were deleted by a user. How to find out who did that? Continue reading