Sync website to EC2
We should perform nightly syncs to AWS EC2 as well. Then if the CUNY rings ever fails or whatever we'll be able to carry on more or less trouble-free.
#2 Updated by Matt Gold about 8 years ago
Sounds like a worthwhile investment to me and we have the funding. I'd like to try to get this on this year's budget, if possible. André, can you please check to see whether it is possible to pay Amazon for a year in advance through an annual fee? That would allow me to cover this on this year's budget rather than a month-to-month contract. We may have to contact Amazon support for clarification.
#3 Updated by local admin about 8 years ago
André, can you please check to see whether it is possible to pay Amazon for a year in advance through an annual fee?
I know we can pay for "reserving" an instance for the year, and that this reduces the monthly costs by close to 50%. As for paying for the entire year, I pretty sure this will not be possible because their whole model is "pay as you go" so this would go against the grain in this sense.
I searched around their website and was not able to find any option to pay in advance. Matt, is this a must-have? Thanks.
#4 Updated by Matt Gold about 8 years ago
not "must-have" but it would make it a lot easier. Is there any way you might contact tech support to see what is possible? Perhaps we can pre-pay a certain amount up front and then have monthly usage deducted from it?
If you could check on that, I would appreciate it.
#8 Updated by Boone Gorges over 5 years ago
- Status changed from Hold to Rejected
I'm not sure that we run this EC2 instance any longer, so I'm going to reject the ticket, with the note that a tertiary site (secondary is at Baruch) is worth considering at some point when we have the mental bandwidth.