Paul Dowman’s Rails image for EC2

Paul Dowman has created what looks to be a very promising Ubuntu+Rails image for Amazon’s EC2 platform. He has support for capistrano deployment, mongrel_cluster, mysql backup to Amazon’s S3 service, and a few other nifty features. When multiple server support is completed (said to be soon), this will be a great package. Definitely worth following.

An Amazon Machine Image is basically a filesystem image that then gets loaded in Amazon’s farm of Xen servers. Does anyone know of existing scripts that can create a Xen image from an AMI? It’d be nice have the ability to test and stage locally with the same image used for any of your EC2 hosted test, staging, or production instances.

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