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How to backup a linode 360 VPS?

I have a php/vbulletin/apache server running a 360 instance of linode. I am wondering what is the best way to remote backup the server in another location? I'm guessing I have two options, FTP and ...
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Linux Hosting: What is the purpose of setting hostname/FQDN in hosts file?

I just bought a Linode VPS hosting plan and was following this guide to set up. In the "Setting the Hostname" section and "Update /etc/hosts " section, it says the FQDN/hostname to be set here does ...
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OOM killer killing things with plenty(?) of free RAM

The OOM killer seems to be killing things despite having more than enough free RAM on my system: (Full resolution) (Full resolution) 27 minutes and 408 processes later, the system started ...
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Linode Lish Shell Vim and Nano rendering troubles: lines not appearing / cursor positions wrong

I'm using a linode VPS and I just cloned one of my servers to my development server as I've done many times before. As usual SSH is inaccessible until /etc/network/interfaces is correctly updated. I ...
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postfix error unused parameter

I need some help with the configuration of postfix. Doing it first time. I'm following this how-to and configured each step carefully. Can anyone help me with this error pls? Service postfix ...
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Can I host multiple sites on a single Linode server a la Dreamhost?

I currently have Dreamhost, which is nice because I can host multiple domains. Is it possible to host multiple domains on a single Linode virtual host, or would I be limited 1:1 (1 virtual host : 1 ...
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Website and email hosting on different servers

I have a client site currently on a Hostgator reseller account but I'd like to move the website hosting over to my Linode. The email accounts however should stay with Hostgator. DNS is also managed ...