How to Safely Update Linux in AWS EC2 Micro Instance – Using Yum

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Often, when logging into via SSH to an Amazon EC2 instance, you are told that there are several updates (usually including security updates) waiting to be updated on your system. The panel on Amazon Linux even goes so far as to explain how one might go about updating to this version. HOWEVER, as this may …

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Silicon Dales Cloud Hosting Clients – Servers Updated

We have this morning upgraded the instances for all clients using our managed Cloud hosting accounts. Those of you who are using our full maintenance packages for cloud hosting have had those instances upgraded. This means that your hosting is using the latest stable release – which is good news for stability, security and software …

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How to Update Linux on Amazon EC2 with Yum

It’s really quite straightforward to update your Amazon EC2 instance to the latest versions: Login with your secure key via your terminal window; then Type “Sudo -i” and hit enter Type “yum update” and hit enter Hit “Y” to agree to the updates Wait for the software to carry out the update. That’s it! The …

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