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Storing a million images in the filesystem

I have a project that will generate a huge number of images. Around 1,000,000 for start. They are not large images so I will store them all on one machine at start. How do you recommended on ...
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What happens if you don't sysprep an image?

I've been researching WDS and other imaging tools, and the best practice seems to be to sysprep the master machine before imaging. However, where I've been working they simply build a machine then ...
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Amazon S3 not sending Content-Type header

I have an application that downloads content from various sources. It relies on the "Content-Type" header being set on images. The majority of web-servers do this correctly but it appears Amazon S3 ...
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How to extract Only the file name from the request uri

I am trying to rewrite the request uri depending on the extension of the file, then extract only the file name from the uri and store it in another folder. The problem here is no predefined variable ...
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Possbile to port a KVM VM to Amazon EC2?

We currently have our own servers that have multiple KVM guests. If we ever decide to move to the Amazon EC2, would it possible to simply copy the VM image over or would I need to begin reconfiguring ...
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What's the best way to store thousands of images in a windows folder structure?

We have hundreds of thousands of jpg images in a windows folder structure like this but it's really hard to interact and work with them in a snappy way (listing takes time, copying takes time, etc). ...
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Why would a Image Hosting website, such as Imgur, use AWS EC2 instances over S3 buckets for uploads?

I was reading a Q&A with the creator of Imgur, and he went into detail explaining the server infrastructure that Imgur runs on. Here's a small quote from what he had to say: Most of the ...
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How to distinguish between virtual disk image formats?

There is huge number of different formats for virtual storage files for desktop and server purposes (vmdk, qcow2, vdi, vdk, etc.). I'm writing a little script for manipulating them and would like the ...
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WordPress not resizing images with Nginx + php-fpm and other issues

Recently i setup a Ubuntu 12.04 VPS with 512mb/1ghz CPU, Nginx + php-fpm + Varnish + APC + Percona's MySQL server + CloudFlare Pro for our Ubuntu LoCo Team's WordPress blog. The blog get about 3~4k ...
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1answer
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Apache Options in .htaccess file

I am using Options +FollowSymLinks -MultiViews within a .htaccess file that is stored within 1 folder above the images folders, but this causes issues for seeing the images in these directories when ...
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How to find out all the software packages installed by default on a linux install?

I am thinking of getting a VPS and using Ubuntu with it. I've installed linux on home servers and I almost always choose a very bare system and then install packages manually after the install is ...
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2answers
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Using Windows Backup to Deploy Windows 7

Can I just setup a clean install and image this using Windows 7 backup and then restore this image to all the other machines (changing computer names and rejoining to active directory of course)?
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Backup Laptops/Desktops To Server Fast/Simply

Is there anyway to backup various laptops/desktops connected through my network to my server. I can put any kind of operating system on this server. I was thinking maybe there is some type of ...
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Serving images with IIS 7.5

My website has quite a lot (>1M) of different image files. I have separate subdomain for images. I do not need asp.net for them so I set it not to use .net framework. Maximum working processes is ...
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3answers
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Real-time Image Resize, Cropping and Caching Server Product [closed]

I'm investigating what products are out there that will allow you to request images through a HTTP API in arbitrary image sizes. The server would behind a CDN but would still need to be able to handle ...
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1answer
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Enlarging image disk space on an existing virtual server (centos 5 guest on centos 5 host - Xen)

Is it possible to increase the size of an existing virtual server image (centos 5 guest on centos 5 host - Xen)? I just installed a new guest, and found out that I did not assign enough storage to the ...
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1answer
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Windows 7 “Not genuine” after imaging Z200 computers

We created images from Windows 7, loaded on a HP Z200 workstation. We have added all our software we need on this image and then, sysprep'ed it. So now, when I push the image thru Zenworks on my 5 ...
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What are the advantages of using an image server?

An image server for static images and possibly other static files (css, js, etc). Are they only used for large/popular websites? Secondly, are they only really beneficial when the images undergo some ...
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Serving resized image files

Is there an Apache module or similar that will allow me to serve images and varying sizes? We have a a lot of images (gif, jpeg and png) that are all around 150x150, some are bigger but all are 1:1 ...
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Optimizing image serving using nfs for a system with a high read to write ratio

Our system use NFS primarily for replicating and serving images from multiple nodes. New images are not added very frequently. Hence writes are rare. Almost all requests will be read requests. ...
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Best way to optimize (loss-less) thousands of jpgs in a windows folder structure?

Using Smush.it or Firebug's built-in image optimizer I realize we can reduce the file size of all of our web jpgs. By quite much actually. As we have hundreds of thousands of images, is there any way ...
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Creating a Server 2008 Image

I have noticed lately that I have been repeating the same steps for setting up new dedicated servers for our clients, which involves probably 2-4 hours of configurations, software installs, etc. The ...
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Storing bundled AMI:s at Amazon EC2

I am totally new on configuring servers and working with EC2, so please bear with me. I managed after a lot of hair pulling to get a server with Ubuntu up and running with memcached and some other ...
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Dicom: What are my options? [closed]

After a cursory Googling, I can't find a legitimate list of DICOM vendors. I've tried DCM4Chee, Conquest, and PacsOne. Each server seems to have it's own quirks and annoyances, memory leaks, etc... ...
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nginx load balancing images not loading

Below is my load balancing configuration.my other servers contain nginx unicorn based application setup. When i tried above configuration the images are not loading. I have total three servers 1 ...
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1answer
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How can I Identify Cause of Slow Image Loading in IIS?

Please excuse if this question isn't as clear as it should be, but I'm a Dev (not a System Administrator) who is trying to help out with an issue we're seeing. We just migrated the hosting of our ...
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1answer
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google Safe Search web filtering

I had an issue raised that a student did a google images search on Reece Bennett and on the second page, after removing safe search from moderate to off, they got some inappropriate images. Blocking ...
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1answer
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htaccess rewrite?

i have a script that uploads images, creates a hash for it, creates 3 directories, and stores the image to imgs/f3s/v5g/234/536_f3sv5g2344270fd093ee8a9bf8de3de32dad.jpg (the “536_” is the user id) ...
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Accessing apache on virtual pc

I am using a virtual pc to test my website. I can access all my webpages on the virtual pc. However, images don't load correctly. I can browse to my images folder and view all of them. However, if ...
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1answer
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Using Loris image server for IIIF functionality, no responses

I've been trying to implement a small, local IIIF supported image server using the Loris image server. I'm running this on a Centos box (which did required some special setup wizardry.) I was able to ...
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1answer
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Convert VMDK images into AMI images

I have setup and environment for building the virtual machines in vmdk format and then use ec2 api tools to convert, bundle and upload it to the AWS Cloud. However, I am facing certain challenges in ...
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LAMP server image permissions

This is probably a simple question, we have an Ubuntu (10.04) LAMP server running a website created with iWeb. Images uploaded by iWeb are viewable, but images uploaded via ftp to the site with ...
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1answer
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Nginx + PHPBB3 reverse proxy images problem

Hello all I have a problem with my Nginx Frontend + Apache2 backend + PHPBB3 software. It doesn't load the CSS and the images neither. I get constant errors like these: 2010/04/14 16:57:25 [error] ...
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gzip to bmp images on the fly?

I havent decided on a technology yet but i wanted to ask. BMP images are large, i compressed a 3mb image to 50k. Browsers can decode gzip text, so would it be possible to gzip bmp on my server and ...
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Block certain images from incoming emails

My company just added 5 of the social networking images to its email signature. Now we have tons of copies of these identical images stored in the software that takes emails and turns them into ...
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Is there a limit that a folder can store how many files and folders?

I have this folder, called it 'X'. Currently, it has 40k folders and 70k files. I am abit worried, inside are the images. Is there a limit that the folder 'X' can store? That folder is important, ...
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How to ideally store images on Amazon S3

I want to store a huge number of images on Amazon S3 (served via Cloudfront). Currently the way I am doing is simply dumping the images and having basic HTTP Cache headers set to a month so that users ...
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2answers
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Apache/PHP does not show images

I have a strange problem with Apache and/or PHP that is driving me nuts. Before I explain the problem here is everything I know about the environment. The Environment OS: Ubuntu SMP x84_64 Apache ...
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2answers
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How to protect certain files from being downloaded

I am using IIS. I have few image files on my server. I want to display them on my website, but when someone finds the URL and tries to access it from the server from the browser, I want to show them ...
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Optimize images on CentOS server [closed]

I have a huge directory of images on a CentOS server (~65gb). The images are predominantly jpeg's but theres some png's and a couple of gif's. Here's the annoying and weird part - the images are all ...
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nginx hackery : change image file every X request

Let me describe what I am trying to do first. I have a bunch of pictures in a directory called /images/*.(jpg|gif|png|blah blah|) Now say these images are embedded in an html page and I dont really ...
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How to decide on MPM module (worker.c, prefork.c or something else

We have several sites running on one server. (CentOS, Hostgator "Elite") A few of the sites are fairly large and our main site is large enough that Google has indexed > 1,000,000 pages. I complained ...
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Virtual Machine Backups

Say I have a client that is running 2 VMWare virtual servers on the one box. Is there an easy way to backup the entire OS image so that if the hardware was to fail, the virtual OS could be put onto ...
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Where to store images users upload [closed]

I'm using Restlet as backend trying to create a small web app. I am allowing users to upload their profile images, but not sure where to store them. Google tells me to store it in the file system ...
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How to set Apache to return 403 on images used as CSS backgrounds [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to prevent hot linking (“image theft” / “bandwidth theft”) of ressources on my site? I'd like to configure my Apache server similar to a working configuration I noticed ...
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1answer
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Is a VirtualBox image just an image of a /* files?

If I make an iso of all the files in / as an iso, will I be able to convert that to a usable VirtualBox image? I've been looking around for documentation, and have been able to find no documentation ...
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Serving half a million images with redundancy

I'm looking to split our image serving functionality off from our main server. We have nearly half a million images - any of which could be accessed at any time. I've been investigating using a W2k8 ...
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Content-Type not being set for jpg, but is being sent for png. How do I check Apache config?

This is weird. I have an image resizing script on my Apache server. It's outputting PNG files and JPG files. They display images fine in the browser. However, the Content-Type isn't being set for ...
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QEMU image format

I have an image with .qemu format. I looked here to see QEMU supported formats but there is no .qemu. Is.qemu equal to raw? Thanks
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Webpage images have @2x appending to filename in causing 404 issues

this is odd. Our site is getting killed with 404 image errors, below are examples. The issue is, if you remove the @2x from the path, they are real images called on the page. Somehow each image is ...