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Linux Graceful Shutdown

I have heard that "shutdown -h now" is not a graceful shut down command because it does something akin to "kill -9" for all processes, as opposed to "kill -15". Is this true, and if so, what is a ...
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How to properly shutdown a Linux VMware Server Host

In our lab, we have a server running Ubuntu Linux 8.04.4 x64, with VMware Server 2.1 hosting 4 VM's. I have a major concern with regards to shutting down the host server. Mostly, how do I ensure ...
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How do you gracefully upgrade mission critical systems to wildly disparate systems?

In the span of the 12+ years of my career, I have yet to overcome this hurdle and I suspect the answer simply isn't easy or even possible, so I ask everyone here for their experience. Say that you're ...
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HAProxy graceful reload with zero packet loss

I'm running an HAProxy load balancing server to balance load to multiple Apache servers. I need to reload HAProxy at any given time in order to change the load balancing algorithm. This all works ...
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How do you use gettext on server (Apache) you can't restart?

I developped a site on my web server at home. When I modify the translation files, I have to restart the web server Apache. /etc/init.d/httpd graceful Easy... Suppose that my site is hosted on ...
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Applying new configuration settings to Nginx without downtime?

What is the best way to apply config changes to Nginx without users experiencing errors (requests being denied or exited)? I have scoured the interwebs and no place can give a definitive answer to ...