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FreeBSD after motherboard replacement; should I have any concerns?

So after three years my motherboard (Asus M2N-0MX) has died off. As I go shopping for its replacement tomorrow I have a concern about the data that I currently have on the drives wtihin. I'm currently ...
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Freebsd 7.2: View firmware version for disks?

I'm running FreeBSD 7.2, with Seagate Cheetah (Model ST####) drives. We are having some problems with the SCSI drives on these machines. Our vendor says that updating the firmware on the drives may ...
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Best way to install multiple versions of Apache, PHP and MySQL on a single FreeBSD host

I want a test- and development-environment for web using Apache, PHP and MySQL. I need to be able to test a single web-application with multiple versions of PHP (5.2, 5.3, etc) and multiple versions ...
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Freebsd write access to group directory

I'm confused. I have two users in system: u1 and u2, and group u1. both u1 and u2 belong to u1. I've created directory /opt/d with properties: drwxrwxr-x 2 u1 u1 512B May 26 17:55 d AFAIK, ...
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Link aggregation with freebsd8 and a cicso 3550, what am i doing wrong?

Hey, I am trying to setup Link Aggrigation with LACP (well, anything that provides increased bandwidth and failover using my setup will work). I'm running FreeBSD 8.0 on 3 machines. M1 is running 2 ...
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Moving live files on a unix like system

On a recent job posting for a general Unix admin at a datacenter, a listed requirement was to move live files in a data center setting. What does this mean and how can one move live files?
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Upgrade processes between FreeBSD/Ubuntu

Are there significant differences between FreeBSD and Ubuntu Linux when it comes to upgrading? FreeBSD appears to offers a more reliable path for upgrades with "freebsd-update" though I think "apt-get ...
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Hosting provider that allows you to host your own VM image?

I've already looked at the 'Best Hosted VM Provider' question and checked the recommendations there, but I seem to have slightly odd requirements. Basically, I am looking for a host that allows me to ...
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Cloud Providers that support FreeBSD? [closed]

NOTE: Even though I've accepted an answer for this, if you have a better one, please put it below. Thanks! I'm looking for recommendations from the wise and all-knowing Server Fault community on ...
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FreeBSD 32bit to 64bit migration

I need to transfer my FreeBSD 7.0 i386 server to another hosting. I would like to also upgrade to the 64bit version (to eliminate 4GB memory limit). The server has common open source software: ...
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Writing files directly in zpool

We're on freebsd 8, and i created a zpool of 3 drives. # zpool create mypool da1 da2 da3 Now my question is, can i begin saving files to this?.. we´re talking 1TB of pictures (photography). Or is ...
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PXE boot FreeBSD iso from pxelinux server

I'm using FOG as a TFTP / PXE server and would like to be able to boot a FreeBSD LiveCD (specifically pfSense, but it could be any LiveCD, really); I've found HOWTOs for booting a "netboot" BSD but ...
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OpenVPN - client-to-client traffic working in one direction but not the other

I have the following VPN configuration: +------------+ +------------+ +------------+ | outpost |----------------| kino |----------------| guchuko | ...
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Build Freebsd from source (LFS like)

Do you know any project/document similar to Linux from Scratch for FreeBSD? Any pointers to build FreeBSD from scratch is appreciated. It is for learning purpose similar to LFS.
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Header set Access-Control-Allow-Origin not working with mod_rewrite + mod_jk

My first question on here on SF so please forgive me if I manage to bork the post. :) Anyways, I'm using mod_rewrite on one of my machines with a simple rule that redirects to a webapp on another ...
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Who provides the best and/or most affordable VPS hosting for FreeBSD guests? [closed]

I've seen plenty of recommendations for Linux VPS hosting, but not as much for FreeBSD. Who's the Linode/Slicehost of the BSD world? As an added bonus, who provides cheap but serviceable BSD hosting?
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Increasing FreeBSD threads

For network apps that create one thread per connection (like Pound), threadcount can become a bottleneck on the number of concurrent connections you can server. I'm running FreeBSD 8 x64: $ sysctl ...
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CARP: two machines think they're the master, but only on one interface

I have two machines, each configured identically as a firewall/load balancer for a busy website. I have set them up with CARP and pfsync on both the internal and external interfaces. The internal ...
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Two Tomcat SSL Providers & One FreeBSD

Versions used: JDK 1.6 Apache Tomcat 6.0.2X CryptoPro CSP 3.6 provider (www.cryptopro.ru) Question: On FreeBSD8 I need to have two opened HTTPS different ports (443 and 444, for example). In other ...
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How do I automatically start supervisor on boot in FreeBSD?

Is there a pre-existing startup script for supervisord on FreeBSD? If not, is there a good guide for writing rc.d scripts for FreeBSD? I'm pretty new to the platform. Thanks. UPDATE: I now have the ...
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BSD route(8) MAN page bug

http://www.freebsd.org/cgi/man.cgi?query=route Route is a utility used to manually manipulate the network routing tables. It normally is not needed, as a system routing table management ...
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GCCVERSION not found error when installing a FreeBSD port

I am trying to install a program using port on FreeBSD 4.7. I get this error: Couldn't find your current GCCVERSION (OSVERSION=470000) How would you fix an error like this?
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/server-status shows over 240 requests like “OPTIONS * HTTP/1.0” 200 - “-” “Apache (internal dummy connection)”

Some details: Webserver: Apache/2.2.13 (FreeBSD) mod_ssl/2.2.13 OpenSSL/0.9.8e OS: FreeBSD 7.2-RELEASE This is a FreeBSD Jail. I believe I use the Apache 'prefork' MPM (I run the default for ...
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“watching” a log on FreeBSD vs Linux

On Linux systems I can watch -n1 tail /var/log/whatever.log or watch -n1 grep somestuff /var/log/whatever.log To show updates to a log every 1 seconds. On FreeBSD however, the watch command does ...
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Upgrade Postgres 8.3 to 8.4 using Ports (on FreeBSD)

I'm trying to upgrade PostgreSQL 8.3 to 8.4 using Ports on FreeBSD (7.2). I found a few good guides, such as this one, but they won't work. Upon running 'portupgrade -o databases/postgresql84-client ...
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pecl-ssh2-0.11 Freebsd Compile error after upgrading to php 5.3.2

Hi I've been looking for answers for this all day and can find nothing to solve my issue. I also came across a question about this port on serverfault that I just answered and will hopefully help ...
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test if master dns has transfered copy to slave

I setup my master and slave using FreeBSD. I'm currently running the Bind 9.X version, so far everything is working successfully. Just one small problem. I can't get the master copy of my DNS to ...
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How to tell if a freebsd jail is up to date?

I've set up a "Service Jail" in FreeBSD 8.0 according to the FreeBSD Handbook (http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/jails-application.html). After upgrading the host to the latest ...
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Why won't FreeBSD reboot after a kernel crash?

Once in a while I get my server running FreeBSD 8.0 amd64 fail due to bad memory (incompatible with motherboard) modules. Each time it happens, the box stalls with the last note saying that it will ...
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FREEBSD creating new port

I have a script here that I want to create as a port in freebsd and then make it as package so that I can install on some machines. script is below. #!/usr/local/bin/bash if [ ! -f "/suid.old" ] then ...
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Permission problem with Git (over SSH) on FreeBSD

We're having permission problem with Git on FreeBSD. The setup is fairly straight forward. We have a few different repos on the same server. For simplicity, let's say they reside in /git/repo1 and ...
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rsync over ssh backup failing after relocation of server

I've got two FreeBSD machines set up; one serves video data and the other is the backup for the first. At this point I've got around 4TB of data. I add files to the video server a few at a time, and ...
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Ierrs on Network Interface - Pfsense/Freebsd

We're using PfSense as an internal router/firewall (no connection to WAN). Using the Web-GUI, under Status ---> Interfaces, there's one particular interface where I have some errors: In/out errors ...
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Apache doesn't autostart because vpn isn't up yet

I have a FreeBSD8 server, and VPN connection to my ISP. I use mpd5 and it works fine. Also I have an Apache server whch works fine, if I start it manually, after VPN is get up. But when I add it to ...
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What should a computer science student include/run on his first server to learn the most?

A group of us CompSci students are trying to get our first server up and running. We're gonna try and install FreeBSD on this box. Would be great if you can suggest utilities/packages we should ...
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FreeBSD 8 Kernel Configuration Error Using the VESA Option

I'm trying to reconfigure FreeBSD 8 (amd64) to allow for a high resolution terminal by following these instructions. The problem is that when I add the two lines: options VESA options SC_PIXEL_MODE ...
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What possible events could cause a MySQL database to revert to a previous state?

A client of mine recently had a strange event with their MySQL database. Several days ago, one database suddenly "went back in time". All the data was in the state it was in several months ago. Even ...
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zfs pool not automatically mounted

I recently installed freebsd 8 on a file server and created a raidz-pool from 4 drives. It works fine, except the filesystems are not mounted automatically on boot. zpool status and zfs list shows ...
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slow interactive response time

VMWare ESXi4 with 2 VM's (FreeBSD-amd64). When doing a reboot on one of the VM's, the reboot is done in normal speed, but after that, the interactive response time on the other gets very slow: ...
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What SATA drive should I install FreeBSD onto? i.e. ar0 vs da0 vs ad4/5

I'm installing FreeBSD 8.0 on a server that has hardware SATA Raid. I'm just wondering. What is the difference between these devices. i.e. ar0, da0, ad4, ad5 I take it that ad4 & 5 are my two ...
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FreeBSD+PF+Passive Firewall=Frustration

I have a FreeBSD server that I'm trying to get FTP working on. If I disable pf everything works great. If I connect while pf is running I can login successfully-but as soon as I run an ls I get this: ...
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Binary won't execute when run with a path. Eg >./program won't work but >program works fine

I'm getting some weird behaviour for a binary file I'm trying to run. I'm using Mac OSX snow leopard, and the binary itself is part of labkey software .. built from source. If I try to run the file ...
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Setting up a NFS Server on FreeBSD

I need to setup an NFS Server on FreeBSD, I have gone through a couple guides to try and get it running but can't quite get it going. I have the server running, but I seem to be having trouble ...
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Securing access through specific ports on public IP address

We have public IP address hosted on FreeBSD router. We have also a lot of service running inside our LAN network, some of our services need to be accessible outside our home network trough public IP ...
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Cannot use integrated audio on GA-MA74GM-S2 on FreeBSD

I'm trying to configure a home-server for using as sound-server among other uses. MB is GA-MA74GM-S2 (dmidecode confirmed), with Realtek ALC888 codec on it. As I understand, this soundcard must work ...
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Freenas — Choosing the right redundant storage regime (RAID, ZFS, Rsync?)

I've been running a freenas box for a few months as a proof of concept and all seems to be well now reliability wise. So it's time to up the storage capacity and build it into production mode. I was ...
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Mysql auto start on freebsd 5.3

I can't seem to figure out how to have mysql start up when booting up for a server than I am now managing. root@: uname -a FreeBSD .server1 5.3-RELEASE FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE #0: Fri Nov 5 04:19:18 UTC ...
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Freebsd doesn't show command output correctly in Putty

I have just installed the latest stable version of FreeBSD to a computer and I have the following problem: If, in Putty, I issue a command like ps uxa which gives long lines of output, they get ...
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Fastest OS for Java applications

I have a multithreaded Java program. I am dealing with certain perfomance problems. I have improved everything. Hardware + Software. Now I think that it's time to move to proper Operating System. I ...
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Firebird on FreeBSD

Does anybody know on how to install Firebird 2.0 on FreeBSD 7.2? I have updated the ports and the kernels, but when I try to do a "make install", I get the error: Please do not build firebird as ...