Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Amazons EC2 and S3

I'm looking into using EC2 and S3 for my side projects and for the price they seem like good value.

The setup I'm thinking is a RoR server talking to MySQL. I am concerned about the lack of persistence for EC2.

What happens is your disk gets wiped if your EC2 instance ever crashes. There doesn't seem to be an easy solution for this. There's lots of articles about replicating the database between two instances and taking regular backups and dumping them on S3, but in trying to keep up with my philosophy of KISS.. this is a pain.

I found this article if your interested about it. Heres the main amazon site.

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