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What is the point of mounting an EBS volume



6:35 pm on Jan 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Sorry if this is the wrong forum, but I wasn't too sure where to put it, also apologies for being an utter simpleton with regards to all this. I'm currently in the process of developing a facebook app that I hope will become viral.

To start things right I'm looking at hosting with Amazon Web Services. Now everything I've read so far also talks about setting up a persistent EBS drive. Now I get the benefit of the EBS drive, it's persistent, but what really is the point of it? Is this where I should store all my web app files? If I created another EC2 instance to use as a DB server I guess this would be the best place to store the DB. But I don't get what I'd actually be doing here. I've done a fair bit of googling but only with regards to EBS and EC2. Can anyone explain this too me in a bit more detail. As far as I'm aware my htdocs folder would still be around /var/www/vhosts and nothing to do with /mnt/ebs folder.

Is it more for all the system settings and addons I would install as opposed to the html data? If not how would I store a mysql db in the EBS?

Apologies, I know there's alot of questions here and most of it relates to Amazon, but I'm struggling a bit with there documentation and I thought somewhere here might be better suited to answering my basic *nix questions



6:43 pm on Jan 14, 2011 (gmt 0)

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Well, after all my googling I actually found my answers and a solution to my problem :s

I can post the link if that's allowed!

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