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From Grant Ingersoll <>
Subject Re: Good starting instance for AMI
Date Mon, 11 Jan 2010 02:08:09 GMT

On Jan 10, 2010, at 8:47 PM, Ted Dunning wrote:

> If you aren't going to use EMR, possibly because of hadoop version issues,
> then I strongly second the recommendation of the alestic instances.

Right, I want to run trunk.

> All of these include a start script that is downloaded from what is called a
> "user-data file".  This can be up to 16K in length.  I used that script to
> customize my instances with additional loftware like hadoop, java, our own
> software as well as reconfiguring the instance as necessary, mounting
> elastic block volumes and tweaking the DHCP configuration to add an
> over-ride to avoid a few gotchas.  Total boot time was still typically < 40
> s and I hear that it has gotten faster since then.

Can you share the script, obviously removing the part for your prop. software?

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