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16 Cores 12 GB RAM Dedicated MySql Configuration

I have a dedicated 16 Cores 12 GB RAM Mysql server which is performing quite badly since I configure it for a 16 GB server and I guess that explains why in the world the site now takes more than 500 ...
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VMWare ESXi, change the default path for a VM

For some reason VMWare ESXi has decided that one of my VMs is on a completely different path to the path it is actually on. So my VM is on /vmfs/volumes/long-guid-here/my-vm-name but when I try to ...
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How to block Nginx access log statements from specific user agents

I am looking to turn off logging in the Nginx access log file from specific requests from http user agents. Basically from the Amazon ELB Health Check and our external (Pingdom) monitoring. Since ...
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Gitolite, how to include .conf file with a relative path?

I'm running a Gitolite server, and I was thinking of having 1 config file per repository. For now I've this gitolite.conf file: @php_dev = userA userB @int_dev = userC @lead = userD @admin = ...
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Is it possible to use one haproxy process to load-balance more than one protocol/port?

I've got haproxy to work for us. But right now there are two haproxy processes running. One for HTTP and the other for TCP (RTMP). I've tried to configure both proxies in one configuration file but ...
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Post-Installation Checklist for Windows Server 2008

I'm curious to know what folks standard post-installation checklist looks like for Windows Server 2008. I'm creating a virtual instance of 2k8 to use a base for other VMs in our test environment, so I ...
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How can I install my installed linux on another hardware too?

It's my state: I installed some apps on a linux server(ubuntu). Apps stack are development tools: -some of Atlassian product -SVN, USVN -Maven, Artifactory -Tomcat & ... My problem: I want to ...
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Why do system administrators set the taskbar to not show the date and time on a server?

What is the point in specifically setting the date time not to show? It's so annoying when you are RDP'ed to a server in full screen to figure out the time. I'm not asking for a solution. I want to ...
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Do I need to restart/reload apache when adding a configuration file under /etc/httpd/conf.d

Do you need to restart/reload Apache when adding a configuration file under /etc/httpd/conf.d? I know that editing the httpd.conf need a restart or a reload but unsure if file placed in the conf.d ...
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Server configuration for small company

We're a small development company and we're currently looking for a server for our internal needs. The basic idea I came up with is that this machine will itself run nothing but VMWare or Virtual ...
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How do I avoid “already used by another worker” warning in an Apache2 reverse proxy config?

I added server matching ProxyPass and ProxyPassReverse entries, but I was getting "already used by another worker" [warn] messages upon start up. I have a proposed solution that's good enough for ...
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Any Problems with many NFS mounts?

We are currently considering a solution that results in a separate mount point for every user's home directory. Whereas we used to have at most a couple mounts per file server on a client, we now ...
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Outgoing only SMTP server

I want to setup an outgoing only SMTP server on Debian, so my Web-applications will be able to send e-mails via it. I don't want to use another hosts because of security and customizability of my own ...
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Should redundant servers have exactly the same configuration, or slightly different?

If you provide a service on two servers to ensure high-availability, is it better to configure them in exactly the same way, of instead should you introduce slight differences to prevent "freak ...
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Should I avoid using git to track individual files with separate history, such as in /var/named?

In January 2012 Randal Schwartz gave a talk called Introduction to Git that I very much enjoyed, but I was left confused about his admonition not to use git to track individual files with unrelated or ...
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Where are zfs settings written?

On FreeBSD 10.0, when one creates zfs partitions and configures where they are mounted (permissions, etc.), where is this information stored? /etc/fstab is largely empty. i.e.: $ zfs mount ...
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Would it be advised to use Ubuntu 14.04 LTS over 12.04 LTS?

I'm unsure how to ask this question, but I'm switching hosting companies and got to migrate everything. I'll probably set up everything up manually, no copy paste work, except the regular files. ...
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Install Trac Without Setting Up a VirtualHost in Apache?

I'm trying to set up Trac to test out it's functionality, and the only guides I can find online talk about setting up a VirtualHost. Right now I am under the impression that I need access to a DNS ...
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Comments in OpenVPN client config files?

Is it possible to put comments in the client config files (those in the path specified by "client-config-dir") for OpenVPN, i.e. something beginning with "#" or "//" or the like? If so, what is the ...
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Dedicated Web Server: Dual Core 3.0GHz Verses Quad Core 2.4GHz

In most benchmark tests the Quad core isn't always ahead and frequently behind (tomshardware CPU Charts etc) BUT the test cases are primarily orientated towards the desktop/game rig. AS a ...
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Is it an unsafe practice to symlink /etc conf files?

To manage the configuration of a server, I keep some configuration flies (located in /etc) under version control (in the home folder) and then symlink to them from their /etc locations: ...
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How to customize telnet login prompt on linux

When I run login command on debian, I get: hostname login: _ on RHEL5, Solaris or HP-UX I get: login: _ I need to be able to customize login: and password: prompts it on a Linux box. I can ...
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ntpd keeps adding local servers while being told not to

I'm configuring ntp inside a corporate network. I've done restrict default ignore restrict -6 default ignore and listed servers explicitly (I'm using public servers from pool.ntp.org). I also ...
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How to revert a configuration with puppet

I wrote a module which writes a configuration for rsyslog in /etc/rsyslog.d/60-custconfig.conf using puppet. When I add the module to the node, it works, but if I delete comment or delete the module ...
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How do I set the date format to ISO globally in Linux?

I would like to globally set the Linux date format to ISO, which looks roughly like this: YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS 2009-03-16 15:20:00 With varying levels of detail, such as omitting time, seconds, etc. ...
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Recompile NGINX with “--with-http_stub_status_module” configure line

I've installed NGINX with sudo apt-get install nginx and now I'd like to recompile it with the configure option --with-http_stub_status_module. How can I do this, and is there a way I can not loose ...
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Why doesn't changing my default name servers in WebHost Manager take effect? [closed]

I'm using cPanel/WHM 11.28.87, and when I go into "Basic cPanel & WHM Setup" in WebHost Manager and change my default nameservers at the bottom of the page, save, and re-open "Basic cPanel & ...
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nginx won't restart after update; config test fails with 'could not build the types_hash'

I just updated nginx to 0.8.50 (as provided by the nginx development PPA), but now I'm facing a problem. I can't restart my server anymore, as it says 'Testing nginx configuration: [emerg]: could not ...
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The connection was reset

I recently setup a subdomain on my clients web server. Here is the vhost setup: Listen *:80 #primary domain <VirtualHost *:80> # rails public folder DocumentRoot ...
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How can I configure TomCat Java options in a config file?

I'm trying to configure Java options passed into TomCat for a 3rd party application that I'm deploying. The instructions that the app provides are: Open the Tomcat configuration tool from the ...
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How can I prevent an old Sun PC from freezing when its keyboard is unplugged?

I'm responsible for an old (5-10 yrs?) sun PC providing an important service. However, whenever the keyboard is disconnected, it stops everything it's running (even stops responding to pings), and ...
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how to restore default configurations for dovecot

I have Dovecot 2.0.13 running on Ubuntu Server 11.10. While installing I configured it for my work requirements. Now I want to reconfigure it again but I don't know how to do that. I want to ...
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Any way to determine what “configure” parameters were used for current installation of nginx?

I want to upgrade nginx, and I want to use the same ./configure parameters I used the last time (--prefix=..., --conf=..., etc...). If I don't have access to the original installation directory, is ...
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IIS 7.5 (Express) applicationhost.config: Can a virtualDirectory's physicalPath be a relative path?

I'm configuring a site in applicationhost.config for IIS 7.5 Express: <site name="default" id="1" serverAutoStart="true"> <application path="/"> <virtualDirectory path="/" ...
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Missing logs - Tomcat 5.5 + Ubuntu 8.04

Summary Freshly-installed (via apt-get) Tomcat on a freshly-installed Ubuntu 8.04 LTS 64-bit works, but doesn't (seem to) log anything. See also "What I've Tried" and "Closing In On It" below. More ...
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Is there any kind of log of configuration changes to a Windows Server? If so, where can I find it?

I'm in the middle of troubleshooting an error with one of my Windows Server 2008 R2 instances, but I'm pretty new to windows server management. As part of troubleshooting this problem, I'm trying to ...
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Methods for analyzing Red Hat sosreport output?

For some time (since EL 4.6), Red Hat has embedded a system report and troubleshooting tool into the operating system. The tool, sosreport, collects system information and settings and bundles it into ...
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Configuration File Sanity Checking Framework/Software/Concept

I am searching for something (be it a Framework, Software or even just a Best Practice) for the following requirement: I want to provide a kind of blacklist of configuration values (in several ...
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Is Jenkins/Hudson ciphered password storage “safe”?

In setting up our Jenkins/Hudson server recently it became clear that it has to store passwords. It seems that it stores the passwords "ciphered" in config.xml I can't see how this would be safe as ...
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ASP.NET custom configuration section declaration breaks IIS Manager Configuration Editor

I have a simple .NET custom configuration component that allows me to specify a custom configuration group and section in my ASP.NET 2.0 (the web project targets .NET Framework 3.5) web application's ...
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Upgrade PHP v5.3.3 to v5.3.4

I currently have PHP v5.3.3 installed and configured. Everything is working perfectly, but I would like to keep PHP up to date and upgrade to v5.3.4. Can someone please describe the usual upgrade ...
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how to configure ISPConfig for mod_python or mod_wsgi? [closed]

how to configure ISPConfig for mod_python or mod_wsgi for django like apps deployement?
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10k-20k TCP connections on windows server(s)

What kind of configuration do I need for a Windows based server(s) to support 10K-20K TCP connections simultaneously. 99% of these connection will only send keep alive (but will remain active) signals ...
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Django VPS Configuration

I'm looking to run some Django sites on my VPS, with nginx acting as a front-end for it. I've been having some issues with mod_python and Apache, the site just starts erroring out whenever the traffic ...
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What is the BEST NAS RAID Config for this Box?

I am looking at building a NAS. 24 X 500GB 2.5" SATA2 7200RPM 16MB cache drives all in a 2U box with 8GB RAM and 4 CPUs. I can go two ways: 1 24+ Port RAID Controller making the whole array one ...
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How would you add a share to smb.conf via a script?

I'd like to script adding a share to a smb.conf file. My current script just appends it to the end of the file, but that's not ideal. I'd rather have something that will add a new share if it doesn't ...
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What are your recommendations on storing passwords for configuration management?

I've seen many recommendations to versionize configuration management system. How do you suggest one deals with passwords that are needed for application security? Versionize them, too?
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Getting error “Invalid command 'echo'…” when restarting apache when trying to use SSLPassPhraseDialog

Using a solution to another answer, I added the following to my apache config: SSLPassPhraseDialog exec:/path/to/passphrase-script And in that script, I placed this: #!/bin/sh echo "put the ...
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postfix TLS configuration for incoming gmx-mail

I set up my mailserver with postfix 2.7.1 and dovecot 1.2.15 and everything seemed to work just fine, but now I found out that people using @gmx.net addresses cannot send emails to me and rather ...
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Strategy to isolate multiple nginx ssl apps with single domain via suburi's?

Warning: so far I have only learnt how to use nginx to serve apps with their own domain and server block. But I think its time to dive a little deeper. To mitigate the need for multiple SSL ...