AWS Backups

Since AWS is entirely self-managed, it’s up to you to keep your instance updated and secure. That’s a lot of responsibility, so I recommend setting up a calendar alert on your phone and/or computer so that you go through the motions at least once a month.

Backups in AWS are surprisingly simple. To create a backup, you simply make a “Snapshot” of your instance.

1) Log into your AWS Console
2) Go to your EC2 dashboard
3) Go to your Volumes tab.
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Setting File Permissions in Linux

In Linux, you can easily change the file permissions by right-clicking the file or folder and select “Properties”. There will be a Permission tab where you can change the file permissions. In the terminal, the command to use to change file permission is “chmod“. In short, “chmod 777” means making the file readable, writable and executable by everyone.

chmod 775 /path/to/file
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