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What is the best practice for mounting storage drives

There is a situation: I have two 1.5 TB drives 1st is for backup 2nd is for storage (movies, www, music etc) I am going to make 3 users: storage, backup and obviously real users peter, george etc. ...
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Potential Bot-Net organizers probing for new machines?

I'm getting a number of exploit attempts from different IP's today. GET ...
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Is a Unix group without an entry in /etc/group valid?

Is a Unix group without an entry in /etc/group valid? A user had the group as his primary group and that entry was deleted from the /etc/group file.
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How to automatically reconcile /etc/group and /etc/gshadow

Running grpck to check the groups, I see these errors: 'twinky' is a member of the 'foo' group in /etc/group but not in /etc/gshadow 'dipsy' is a member of the 'foo' group in /etc/group but not in ...
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jenkins security settings for multi-tennacy

I am interested in Jenkins for systems administration. (We are not that interested in the building capabilities at this time, even though it is the main use for it) Its ability to chain jobs that ...
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unix ssh block ipaddress

I'm working on a unix server, sshing into the machine using plink or session.net (a C# module that opens an ssh connection to the server and runs commands). Everything was fine until we restarted the ...
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what charset should be on Ubuntu server?

what locale settings I should use for Ubuntu server. LANG=C ? (I heard that it's not good to have any utf8 charset as main locale settings on servers) what I should do to have ability read in ...
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Check changelog of FreeBSD port before upgrading?

Is there an easy way to check a changelog of a FreeBSD port before you upgrade? For instance, I'd like to check what upgrades are manditory before I do portmaster -ad. It would be nice to have ...
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Web interface for managing an ISC DHCP server

I am looking for a web interface to administer an ISC DHCP server. I have the setup of one Debian Linux box running an ISC DHCP server and I would like to add a second DHCP server as failover. To ...
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how to email / notify admin when users log in to the linux server

I'm looking for an easy way to configure my server, so that whenever a user logs into it, I get an email about it. Any pointers around how to get this working?
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BASH quoting for sudo su user -c

I need to run the following command: sed -i 's/^/command="\/bin\/false",no-agent-forwarding,no-pty,no-X11-forwarding, /' ~/.ssh/authorized_keys within sudo su user -c I think I've spent about 3 ...
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Memory Usage of SQL Server

SQL Server instance on my server is using almost full memory available in my Physical Server. Say if i am having 8GB of RAM than SQL Server is using 7.8 GB of RAM from system. I also have read ...
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let users group do “sudo -u username chown”

I would like to edit /etc/sudoers so that group users can execute (only) /bin/chown as user dummy. How might this be done?
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Can the Citrix Receiver be set to log off rather than disconnecting when Windows restarts?

I've been placed in a situation where I'm supporting Citrix end users with no visibility on the Citrix server. One problem I've run into is users restarting their PC without logging out of Citrix ...
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Does Domino need an IP for each “Web Site”?

QUESTION: Does Domino need an IP for each "Web Site" ? CONTEXT: - The server has "Load Internet configurations from Server\Internet Sites documents:" enabled. - Two domains www.domain1.com and ...
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cgroup administration and inheritance

In cgroups there seems to be an option called 'cgroup.clone_children' for each subsystem, that allows you to specify if the setting of the parent cgroup should be inherited into the child cgroups. But ...
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Pro Linux Administration Guide / Book [closed]

We run a cluster of 45 linux machines with a lot of different stuff running (nginx, Varnish, Apache, MySQL, memcache etc) and load getting balanced on different machines. We do around 3000 requests ...
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Run config script on next/first boot?

I'm wearing the devops hat for my company. All our infrastructure is manually configured in AWS and I would like to start using Chef for configuration. First step: Make it easy to bootstrap an ...
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How can i monitor and rectify Full GC happening in my RedHat Linux Application Server…?

Last few days i am facing some Full Gc issues in my RedHat Linux Application Server with out having any load and sample gclog is shown below 2012-02-24T10:37:35.359+0530: 1194221.789: [Full GC ...
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How to prevent a Windows client who is a local administrator to remove a installed program?

Is there a way to prevent a Windows Vista client who is a local administrator of her own machine to remove a installed program? The program should not be removed by clients either from normal mode or ...
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How can i monitor and track the incoming connections(Access) to my Linux Server from remote users…? [closed]

I have a Redhat 6 64 bit linux Server for hosting one of my java application.I want to put my server in internet and allowed to access my remote clients from outside through 8080 port.Please give me a ...
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From web user to Lotus Notes user and back

I am looking for a tutorial and best practice how to migrate a Domino Web user (with webmail but without id file) to a Lotus Notes user (with an id file). I also need to know the other way around. ...
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Is it possible to get a list of all users on a computer with LanDesk?

Is there a way to use LanDesk to query all of the user accounts on a given computer?
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Do you monitor servers manually as well in conjunction to automated monitoring?

I was in a dicussion with a colleague today and I mentioned how servers are not proactively monitored in a manual way (i.e. rdp to random servers, and do some manual checks - this would go in ...
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Looking for KVM switch (over IP) with good linux client [closed]

I have some ATEN CN6000 and i1708 KVM boxes and clients for them are made for windows and java. Java clients doesnt work neither on win or linux systems(I can run them with JavaRE but they dont ...
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Network Administration and Auditing Tools

We're a small company (~50) who outsource the bulk of our IT to an... average quality provider. I am taking on the role of day-to-day IT (think of things that can be fixed in 15 mins or less only). ...
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psexec Connection Lag

I am attempting to execute commands on remote machines in our network. I have successfully used psexec for this task, but I am running into an odd performance issue. psexec takes a long time to ...
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In Linux, how can I create thin-provisioned file so it can be mounted and a filesystem created on it?

I am building a system that gives users certain amounts of disk space. The way I am doing it is: create a file with dd create an ext4 filesystem inside the file mount the file and tell the user ...
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How can I find out if my server has IPMI of some sort?

I've never seen a Linux server I admin. How can I find out if it has IPMI of some sort installed? I tried answering my own question by installing ipmitool: Setting up ipmitool (1.8.9-2) ... ...
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10 servers to administer and I'm a history major [closed]

Through reasons that don't warrant exhaustive discussion, I find myself in charge of 10 servers: A domain controller-~500 hosts/~350 users IIS web server-This is where we make our money SQL ...
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Is there a way to control two instantiated systemd services as a single unit?

I've got a couple python web services I'm trying to run on a Fedora 15 box. They're being run by paster, and the only difference in starting them is the config file they read. This seems like a good ...
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What are best practices for giving users administrative access in Windows AD domain?

The title may be slightly misleading but I'm interested in best practices for delegating administrative access for two different scenarios: giving developers local administrative access to certain ...
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How to instantiate Linux user accounts so that they can safely be reused? [closed]

Let's say I have 10 user accounts. I want that users logged in will use an instance of that account not the account itself. So when they log in, they will work on a copy of that account that should ...
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Tool for managing archive drive and working drive

I have been tasked with administering a process here at work that is a little out of my league. We currently have access to two network drives, the S drive and the V drive. S drive is 18.1 ...
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How to run a program for a limited time as a specified user without leaving a trace on the linux system? [closed]

I have to run a non-trusted, third-party application on a linux server. The program should be run as a specified user for a limited time, for example 30s. During this period, the program can use all ...
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Need practical advice for handling the traffic spike when releasing new videos to the enterprise

The CEO wanted everyone in the company to view a 5 minute video. I signed up for a corporate account with Vimeo and hosted the video there. We sent out a global email with the link at 9:30 this ...
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DFS Replication not “snappy” enough (Missing files)

I have two Domain Controllers. DC01 usually contains everything and is doing great (AFAIK), however DC02 is constantly "missing" files that are clearly visible on DC01 and should have been replicated ...
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Best way to fully update a new installed Windows?

I am wondering, what is the best way to automatically update a new installation of Windows (Windows 7)? When I manually update a new install of Windows 7 SP1, I get about 45 updates. Installing ...
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How do I study for a basic linux competency test? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Linux knowledge a Junior cannot miss One of the requirements for a position I'm seeking includes some basic linux server administration. I've had some experience so I'm ...
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Upgrading CentOS does not update kernel version

I am familiar with Debian based distros and now I have to administer CentOS machines. I have two CentOS 4.4 machine and I both applied yum upgrade on them and they are both (lsb_release -a) 4.9 ...
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Maximum Number of Accounts Allowed on a Windows 7 System [closed]

I need to know what the maximum number of accounts allowed on a Windows 7 system is. A reference to something official would be ideal. (PHB Situation)
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iSeries survival guide for a Unix/Windows techie

I'm a developer working mostly on a Java application which interfaces with an iSeries back end (the iSeries is running OS 6.1). I consider myself to be reasonably strong on DBA and sysadmin topics ...
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How do you list all sites/pages on a SharePoint 2007 Web Application that a particular solution (WSP) is referenced?

Is there an stsadm() command (or some other method) that will show everywhere that a Solution is being used. I would like to get the results in a list using either the solution GUID or the fully ...
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Dump MYSQL databases to induvidual files

Has anyone got a one liner (command line) that will dump all databases to seperate dump files e.g. forumdb.dump wikidb.dump etc.
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Help with setting up access rights for an FTP server on Ubuntu Server?

I'm looking for an FTP solution that will allow me to: Setup a group that has R/W access to 2 folders in the file system (/var/www/1 and /var/www/2) Create users that inherit the rules from that ...
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Lotus Domino/Notes R6: How do I bulk change Categories in Discussion Group?

Running Domino/Notes R6 (Yes, I know I'm in the 3rd of Dante's rings running Notes). We've got a discussion group database (I think it's running the version 4 template of the Discussion Group) and ...
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How to remotely install server via root

I would like to know if it is possible to remotely install a server OS via root. If it is possible, how can it be done? This question might be strange or impossible, so I have listed my assumptions ...
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Quick and Easy Backup of Remote Server?

I'm switching from a slower remote server to a faster one. (In a nutshell.) Everything seems to have been migrated properly, but just incase some things didn't get transferred properly, I'd like to ...
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OS reinstall on a machine with Whole Disk Encryption

I have a machine that has McAfee SafeBoot Whole Disk Encryption on it. If I don't have the safeboot password, can I boot from a OS installation disk, format the disk and reinstall the OS? Will that ...
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Restrict internet access?

How do I restrict users so that, they can only go to certain websites? What devices do I need? And how to configure the settings? Please guide me. (I was thinking using firewall, set the ip ...