Installing AWS Cloudformation Scripts on Debian

First install needed packages: apt-get install python-pip python-yaml unattended-upgrades These packages are needed to build the AWS package: pip install pystache pip install argparse pip install python-daemon Now get the latest scripts from here: wget https://s3.amazonaws.com/cloudformation-examples/aws-cfn-bootstrap-latest.tar.gz And install it: tar -xvpf aws-cfn-bootstrap-latest.tar.gz cd aws-cfn-bootstrap-1.4 python setup.py build python setup.py install When Read more…

Backups to S3 using Duplicity

First install Duplicity with its dependancies: apt-get install haveged python-paramiko python-boto python-gobject-2 duplicity Then generate a gpg key: gpg −−gen-key The output might be like this (just confirm everything with return and keep aside the password you'll have to enter): gpg (GnuPG) 1.4.12; Copyright (C) 2012 Free Software Foundation, Inc. Read more…