PostgreSQL Replication Tutorial For Disaster Recovery

This blog post is a step by step tutorial on how to set up PostgreSQL Replication between AWS regions. This is an essential part of our disaster recovery plan at Engine Yard. A previous blog post gives a higher level overview on disaster recovery.
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Building a Vagrant Box from Start to Finish

Note: This article was originally published at tylerbird.org. It was recently updated for publication on the Engine Yard blog. The goal of Vagrant is to make it simple to create a local development environment so that you’d never want to do it another way again. You...
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AWS Instance Notices and You. Prepping for the Cloud.

Many customers have received varying AWS instance notices related to instance retirement or instance maintenance. These retirement notices often read, “We have important news about your account. EC2 has detected degradation of the underlying hardware hosting your...
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Setting up your ELB Healthcheck

To effectively route traffic to your various instances Amazon’s Elastic Load Balancer(ELB) needs to know which of your instances are available. The configuration for how this is done is via the ELB healthcheck value. As the health check can directly impact your uptime...
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