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Graphite: How to make historic whisper data available through web app

I've recently reconfigured my graphite setup from a single carbon-cache instance to several carbon-cache instances. As I needed to cook this up on a new host without bringing down the old graphite ...
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Understanding zpool status output

I'm having difficult understanding the output after running the zpool status command: NAME STATE READ WRITE CKSUM tank ONLINE 6 0 0 raidz2-0 ONLINE ...
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How to chroot VirtualHosts on a Apache server?

I have a FreeBSD server (company's OS of choice). Currently we run several websites on each of the webservers. Websites are in PHP which is run in Apache Module mode. At the Apache is not chrooted so ...
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port in freebsd

I think this is a very basic question but I need some understanding. What does a port mean in freebsd?
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FreeBSD 10: NFS unable to export folder

I am unable to export a folder using NFS. /etc/exports /storage/test -maproot=nobody client /storage/test1 -ro -maproot=nobody client /storage/test2 -ro -maproot=nobody client The first folder ...
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Clear tcsh/csh history in FreeBSD 10.0

This is a little embarrassing but I'm unable to delete the root user shell history from a FreeBSD 10.0 server. The root user is using the default csh. I've tried the classic history -c command to ...
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SW ZFS vs. HW RAID controller

I run a FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE webserver, and I have 2 sata HDD on a HW RAID1 controller, but when I installed the OS, it won't do it on a ZFS filesystem (for mirroring as I intended to) but I was ...
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Disabling timer in ACPI on FreeBSD 10

My server is failing to boot because of what I suspect is an error with the timeclock in ACPI, so I'd like to try to disable it in the course of troubleshooting it. Per the handbook: ...
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Ipfw forward from table to IP

I try to forward on FreeBSD all requests on port 80,443 from clients in some table to one IP. ipfw add 80 fwd ip from "table(10)" dst-port 80,443 to x.x.x.x:80 So, not working... What i did wrong?
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ZFS backup advice with another server

I currently have two servers both have the exact same hardware, disks, etc. One server (server1) is going to be the "main" server. It's basically a server with raidz2 that has SMB shares on it that ...
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Resilvering for data transfer?

I currently have a production server with four drives in raidz2 and a backup server that is identical in configuration and hardware. I'm currently doing a transfer of data using rsync between the ...
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ZFS Sync over unreliable, slow WAN. ZFS replication, or rsync?

I've been tasked with making an off-site backup work over the WAN. Both storage boxes are FreeBSD based NAS boxes running ZFS. Once or twice a week, 15-60 gigs of photography data gets dumped to the ...
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FreeBSD L2TP/IPsec not routing traffic to vpn server

I have configured a VPN server on my FreeBSD server, it all seems to be running, but the VPN traffic is not routing through to the local VPN server and I cannot figure out as to why. So my question ...
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How do I non-interactively update FreeBSD system (and ports)?

Essentially, I am looking for a fully silent, non-interactive version of freebsd-update fetch freebsd-update install and portsnap fetch update
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Dummynet Filtering not working on FreeBSD 10

I am trying to do network emulation using dummynet in FreeBSD 10. I have this working in 9.3 however things must have changed and I cant determine exactly what but my setup no longer works. I have ...
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openVPN on another IP

I had a working OpenVPN on my server, and it was working fine, redirecting traffic to the/from the internet, but when i have found that the traffic to the services on this server not routing through ...
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booting FreeBSD 9 from USB stick: boot error

I am trying to boot FreeBSD 9 from a USB stick that I created following the official guidelines: dd if=FreeBSD-9.0-RELEASE-i386-memstick.img of=/dev/da0 bs=64k Booting fails with a simple 'boot ...
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add a directory inside freebsd jail

Not sure if this is correct, but i have now installed freebsd 10 on top of ZFS with jails and have created a jail for Mongodb. For the data files I used the following: zfs create -o atime=off \ ...
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gstat output on FreeBSD: does it show an average over time?

When you run the gstat command on FreeBSD to get information about i/o performance, you can pass the -I (interval) option to change the default interval from 1 sec to some other time frame. My ...
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FreeBSD/FreeNAS: How to change group for multiple users?

I need to change group membership for a bunch of users. How do I list all users? change multiple users to nogroup primary group? add secondary/auxiliary groups to multiple users? Basically I need ...
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Why does nvi think I have files being editing?

I've got a couple of FreeBSD servers that throw several copies of the following error on reboot: On Wed Oct 10 15:13:16 2012, the user root was editing a file named /tmp/crontab.s00huOAZD2 on the ...
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FreeBSD link aggregation no faster than single link

We put a 4 port Intel I340-T4 NIC in a FreeBSD 9.3 server1 and configured it for link aggregation in LACP mode in an attempt to decrease the time it takes to mirror 8 to 16 TiB of data from a master ...
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Dovecot user lookup fails when using username@domain format

I have Dovecot v2.0.11 installed on a FreeBSD server and the user lookups for incoming email addresses are failing, but lookups for system users is successful. Dovecot is setup to use system users, ...
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Apache 24 not serving PHP on FreeBSD 10

I've been at this for a few hours now. I cannot figure out WHAT is wrong with my configuration. When I navigate to any php file (wordpress installation is the intent), it opens the file for download ...
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Can't boot FreeBSD 10 iso by PXE

I'm trying to boot FreeBSD 10 bootonly iso from with pxelinux and tftp, unfortunately the following error appears during freebsd boot: cd9660 :/dev/iso9660 error :/dev/iso9660/FREEBSD_INSTALL ...
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best way to create perfect mirror of zfs based backup server

The existing system: I have a FreeBSD based backup/archive server, which pulls the backups from the live servers via rsync every night and does a zfs snapshot to archive the backup contents for a ...
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Nginx virtual host servername, root

I installed nginx-1.6.2,2 on FreeBSD-9.2-RELEASE-p5 and here is my configuration: # tail -2 nginx.conf include _includes/*.conf; } # cat _includes/XXX.conf server { server_name XXX; root ...
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Configuring mod_chat_log for ejabber 14.07 in yaml

I have a trouble in configuring mod_log_chat for ejabber 14.07 on FreeBSD 10. I've compiled mod_log_chat.erl to mod_log_chat.beam add to ejabberd.yml mod_log_chat: path: "/var/log/ejabberd/chat" ...
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FreeBSD determine if reboot was due to power loss

We are running FreeNAS (which is built on FreeBSD) to run our data storage systems. It is running on an APC Smart-UPS 750VA X. On a couple of occasions, I have been alerted to the fact that the ...
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FreeBSD 10 won't boot to ZFS root after power failure

While installing new hardware today, I involuntarily disconnected the power to one of our servers. This server is running FreeBSD 10 with Root-on-ZFS as offered by the installer. It has a total of 36 ...
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Check OpenSSH version and update instructions on FreeBSD system

On a FreeBSD system (8.1), I am looking for instructions on how to check the running version of OpenSSH and also instructions on the best way to download install an update of OpenSSH
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will it work setting /etc/aliases root to gmail address on freebsd postfix

Is it possible to set the root mail address to my gmail address? And if so how? Would it work by just setting my email address in the following file? /etc/aliases : root: mygmail@gmail.com Or ...
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FreeBSD encryption concept: automatic boot without password or key, when mounted by another system?

Recently, i installed FreeBSD for work and geli for encryption. (Full disk encyrption without boot partition.) When I finished getting it setup, I found that every time it boots, I need to enter the ...
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Increase/refresh the size of the FreeBSD's main partition

I am using VirtualBox and have my FreeBSD mounted on a virtual drive, which recently ran out of space (10 GB) so I have increased the Virtual Drive size up to the 15 GB - started my FreeBSD and its ...
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Cannot run SaltStack master on FreeBSD 10

I want to install SaltStack in a brand new FreeBSD 10 machine. I am following the official documentation: http://docs.saltstack.com/en/latest/topics/installation/freebsd.html But when I try to launch ...
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Getting ;5D when hitting ctrl + arrow key in a Terminal on FreeBSD

On centos I can skip a word by hitting ctrl + arrow (left or right) in a terminal. When I ssh into a FreeBSD box and I try the same pattern I get: $ tail -f 20120412.log;5D;5D;5D (each try = ;5D) ...
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How can I check the partition name in FreeBSD?

I am currently running my server in the rescue mode, due to the firewall issues. In order to disable the firewall thing I would have to mount the / partition. My problem is that I dont know/remember ...
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ports in freebsd jail fetching but not updating

I've created a jail to host my webserver/blog, but when attempting to build any port, I consistently get the message "portsnap: Directory is not writable: /usr/ports". Attached is a screen capture ...
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How to flush DNS resolver cache on Linux (and FreeBSD)

I am admin for several Linux and FreeBSD servers and here is a problem I have: The servers run a tool that does a lot of DNS queries every minute for the entire network. When it does a query, the ...
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MySQL exits without any output

Having a strange issue. Some time ago MySQL exited suddenly when I was creating a table (I think), and I shelved the issue until now. It seems to start, but nothing happens and it exits: 141031 ...
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FreeBSD and tunefs(8): minfree option

The minimum free space threshold in FreeBSD is 8% which I think is too high. In a 1 TB Hard Drive, 80 GB of space is unusable. I need some more space in my hard drive. I want to reduce this ...
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Accessing public ip from within freebsd jail with ipf and ipnat

I'm using FreeBSD 9.3 (same issue with 9.2 and 10.0 in test VMs). I have jails running on lo1 10.0.0.x addresses. I use ipf with this config in /etc/ipf.rules: pass in quick on em0 all pass out quick ...
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FreeBSD: mariadb55 conflicts mysql55

I'm trying to install percona-toolkit as package/port on my system: [root@alexus ~]# uname -a FreeBSD alexus.org 9.2-RELEASE-p5 FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE-p5 #0 r265974: Wed May 14 07:57:04 PDT 2014 ...
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pfsense: break gmirror raid 1 before upgrading

I have a pfsense firewall in an appliance. The disk is using gmirror with RAID 1 setup. Before this, whenever I want to do OS upgrade, I will shut down the appliance, remove it from server rack, open ...
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POODLE: SSLv3 vulnerability (CVE-2014-3566) with Apache24 on FreeBSD-9.2

I'm using FreeBSD 9.2-RELEASE-p5 with apache24-2.4.10_2 package. According to CVE-2014-3566 (POODLE), I went ahead and disabled SSLProtocol -SSLv3 following by restart of apache24 service, yet after ...
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php-mysqli extension fails as compilation

When I am trying to build the latest php5-mysqli port I get the following errors back: cd /usr/ports/databases/php5-mysqli && make MAKE_JOBS_UNSAFE=yes install clean ...
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SSH server in a FreeNAS jail is not accessible from the local network

I Have a FreeNAS (not sure which version - the one that uses FreeBSD 9.2) setup with a jail that I use for running various tasks. The jail has SSH service enabled in rc.conf, and I can also see the ...
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How can I make bash to log shell commands to syslog?

Bash 4.1 is able to log the history to syslog. However I can't seem to make it work under FreeBSD 8. I've tried re-compiling bash from ports with -DWITH_SYSLOG= but to no avail. Has anyone managed to ...
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FreeBSD jail loses network connectivity after some time

I have a Jail on a FreeBSD 9.2 installation on my office network, which I use to run some cron jobs that upload and download stuff from external servers. The cron jobs are configured on the main ...
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strange ZFS disk space usage report for a ZVOL

We have a 100G ZVOL on a FreeBSD 10.0-CURRENT host which claims to use 176G of disk space: root@storage01:~ # zfs get all zroot/DATA/vtest NAME PROPERTY VALUE ...