Installing DBT on EC2 instance (AWS)

Looking to install DBT on an EC2 instance. The environment dictates it get installed on its own instance in our VPC using Terraform. Upon reviewing the install / environment docs, I wasn’t able to find anything that pointed to pre-req’s, sizing, etc. Any guidance is hugely appreciated.

Hi @cfranklin,
I’d take a look at the terraform docs:

  • A t2.micro will be plenty enough.
  • ubuntu or and AWS ami will work
  • if you can’t ssh into the ec2 instances for security reasons, look into setting up a bootstrap script that will inject your DB credentials into ~/.dbt/profiles from secrets manager and also setup a cronjob on it to run the work on the schedule you require.
    Hope that helps.

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