maintenance is keeping hardware and/or software systems in a healthy state by performing tasks such as updating, cleaning or replacing parts.

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What is required in installing/maintaining a software package on a production server? [closed]

A coworker of mine and I are discussing the use (or not) of a full text search solution, namely Elasticsearch in our web application. I am the developer of the web application, and he manages the ...
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Maintenance access for HTTPS addresses without a certificate

I have an Apache configured to show a status 500 page when a virtual host is disabled, and this is working correctly for port 80:HTTP But I get this error for HTTPS AH02240: Server should be SSL-...
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SQL Sending Maintenance Plan Notification WITH the actual error message

For some time, we searched for a solution to provide details from a failed SQL Maintenance plan to the IT Support team, who were responsible for the services being scheduled; trying to escape the ...
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doveadm: Delete messages older than date

I've a situation where some users keep very old messages (+5 years) on their mailboxes that are just a waste of space and due to safety reasons should also be deleted. I find out that I could use ...
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Squid reverse proxy: maintenance mode

Currently I am trying to configure my squid (3.1) reverse proxy to always display a static webpage when the one and only backend webserver is under maintenance. There is no need for an automatic ...
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Hitachi CR210 console command

I am looking for command for console for Hitachi CR210. this is the equivalent of HP ILO, where you can connect to ILO IP with ssh, have access to console (if OS is in text mode), issue power off/on ...
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Determining optimal maintenance windows for end-user system patching

What would be good information to use in order to identify and report on times when the highest number of transient end-user systems such as laptops are connected to the network? Available to me is ...
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Allowed production maintenance during business hours [closed]

I recently came into managing a small startup. As most small startups, I would think, we have been doing what we wanted in production virtually when we thought it was okay. People are careful and ...
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Any ideas on how to run maintenance on a site that is always under use?

I help out with a large gaming site in Australia. We run competitions from 7am local time to 1am the next day, every day of the week. We haven't skipped a day since the site was released. Naturally, ...
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Looking for some useful resources to find out site and server downtime reasons [closed]

I have recently started monitoring some server instances at digitalocean, OVH and an independent provider at biznesshosting. The application servers' stacks are based on: CentOS NGINX with Passenger ...
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Website/Server down for maintenance - Redirect to 'Landing Page'?

I have been given the task to make it so when customers try to access their websites while maintenance is taking place (Whether on their website, or taking the whole server offline) they are ...
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Is it safe to reboot Linux every night? [Being attacked] [closed]

Is it safe to use reboot command to reboot VPS every night? I'm under attack everyday for ~30 mins and I'm pretty sure if they could attack, they would do it non-stop. I contacted hosting provider, ...
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How can I deploy a 503 maintenance page when upgrading a Digital Ocean droplet?

Usually when I perform maintenance that requires briefly taking my site down, I put up a 503 page using something similar to How can I make Nginx return HTTP 503 when my proxied app server is down?. ...
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What is recommended size of hard disk for a Server?

I have heard that large hardisk >= 1TB are not recommended on the server because they can cause synching issues if one fails + their chances of failure is greater over a longer period of time as the ...
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haproxy: how to prepare a server maintenance without kicking app sessions?

The issue I'm using haproxy to load balance web servers. I use session persistence with additional cookies as some applications use session files and these are not synchronized between servers. I ...
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AWS EC2 replacement instance

I've inherited our AWS management duties for the time being and I've received a notice from AWS about some of our instances needing regular maintenance. The EC2 instances are pretty primary, a proxy ...
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How to calculate draw power from specs for a UPS [closed]

We recently installed some new blade servers and we have 'overloaded' our current UPS (APC Smart UPS 3000). We bought an identical UPS to balance out the load, however, we did not have another 30 Amp ...
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bind9 + lighttpd: Accept all requests coming from certain name servers and reply with static page

So, I've this situation: A server (under CentOS) with a lot of domains with around 2 TB of data under them, and I'm migrating it all to another machine with faster I/O. The migration details / ...
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Manage oVirt environment

I'm starting to deploy oVirt in one of my works, and I have a lot of questions about how to manage everything when you start using it. First I'll describe my setup. I have three machines, two ...
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How can I automate the deployment of cisco IOS upgrades?

I was googling this and didn't turn up anything. If you have 100 some odd Cisco routers and switches how do you push out new IOS releases? Certain not by manually logging into every device. The only ...
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MSSQL-Server: rebuild vs reorganize Index and Update Statistics

We had a database which was very slow (MS SQL SERVER). Now we figured out, that the indexes were never rebuild oder reorganised. (At the moment it is not clear if this really was the problem but we ...
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MS-SQL Server Implicit_transaction on table

I'm trying to experiment with implicit_transaction on sql server. However, after executing: SET IMPLICIT_TRANSACTIONS ON; INSERT INTO [Interface].[dbo].[Log] ([String], [Time], [theUser]) VALUES ((...
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What maintenance tasks should I run on my MS-SQL 2008/2012 servers?

The servers are using database mirroring for high-availability running SQL server standard on newer hardware. The existing plans were setup by a DBA many years ago and are using the built in ...
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set up a small maintenance program on a server

I have a small webapplication (PHP and XSLT based) which uses an intern file cache and saves the user's search data. Now, I don't want to run out of disk space, so I need a program for cleaning up ...
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IIS maintenance with client IP exceptions

I'm have no experience with IIS server, but I will have to perform site update. Is there an easy way to put maintenance page, which will be shown to all clients except ones connected from predefined ...
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What is a reasonable maintenance schedule for Windows PCs?

I am in charge of maintaining around 25 PCs with various versions of Windows (Vista, 7, 8). I was thinking something along the following lines: Every 4–6 months: Take an image of the system ...
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How often should I scrub my RAID?

In general I would like to know how often a RAID array needs to be scrubbed. What contributes to the need to scrub more often (reading data?, writing data?, unexpected shutdowns?, drive age?, drive ...
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Advice: ideal hosting situation for a mid-sized company with lackluster IT? [closed]

I'm used to asking strictly technical questions, so I hope this "Dear Abby" style is appropriate. Potentially-Excessive Background I'm a web designer and developer, good at a lot of things and ...
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Azure SQL Data Sync between SQL Azure and Azure VM

I used two have 2 SQL Azure databases and they were automatically synced using this service: http://www.windowsazure.com/en-us/documentation/articles/sql-database-get-started-sql-data-sync/ Now one ...
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What regular server maintenance is recommended for Hyper-v server VM's [closed]

We have around 10 server instances (VM's) running on our Hyper-V box (mostly Windows Server 2008 R2) These do various tasks such as File server, Domain Controller, Web server, SQL Server etc. Is ...
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Updating software on Remote Desktop Services

We have Remote Desktop Services setup under Windows 2012 R2 in session mode, meaning we are not virtualizing machines. The software we are rolling out is our own, so we can make sure it plays nice in ...
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SQL: name without a login name

I have noticed that when I open SQL server enterprise manager and I navigate to the list of users under a specific DB, I found users with"Name" but some have no "Login Name" value. What does this ...
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How to prevent nginx throttling conflicting with maintenance mode?

We use the HttpLimitReqModule nginx mondule for rate throttling and have found that it conflicts with our "maintenance mode" because both components are using http status code 503. When throttling is ...
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How to forward to Amazon S3 when in maintenance mode with nginx using 503?

During website maintenance, it is sometimes necessary to shutdown our website. Our current method is to touch a file which will trigger the web server (nginx) to redirect traffic to a maintenance ...
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Ubuntu server: Delete first folder in directory

How can I grab the first subfolder in a directory and delete it? I found a script to monitor the free diskspace. It sends an alert email if space runs low, but I want to also delete some unneeded ...
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SQL Server 2012 Management Studio Connect after some time (File not found error)

I've a root server with Window Server 2008 R2 where MS SQL Server 2012 is installed. Get a error while connecting. Management Studio Error Message File not found This error only occur directly after ...
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MSSqlServer 2008 how to migrate sys.message to another server ? (eventID 18054)

Recently I've replaced a sql server (2008R2). I've reinstalled hosted apps and restored backups of databases. All seems to work as expected except that these events are shown in the eventlog : id ...
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Heat Sink compound and older desktops and workstations

This is my first question asked on SF, so be gentle kids. As my desktops (approximately 110 or so) have begun to age and with my users resisting Windows 8, I've begun to notice an odd trend. We are ...
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Nagios is sending notifications for hosts with scheduled downtime

I've got the whole Nagios configured, it's working for a while now with many many hosts and everything is OK, except the one thing I've discovered. When I schedule a downtime for a host, it's sending ...
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fsck and disk integrity checks for Linux systems that are rarely rebooted

Like most Linux systems, my systems rarely need to be rebooted ( if ever). How do you handle disk integrity checks and filesystem maintenance if you don't reboot? Do you schedule periodic reboots ...
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How to maintain servers without disconnecting clients? [closed]

I am designing/developing new messenger service (just like Yahoo, Gtalk messengers). So, my clients will be continuously connected to the servers. I like to know how such servers can be maintained (...
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MBSA fails MSSQL folder permissions because MSSQL$SQLEXPRESS has access

I am not sure what exactly it's expecting. If you remove this user the check passes, but the server fails. How can it be resolved so the check passes, yet it has the limited permissions MBSA is ...
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How to reduce or shrink the MFT (Master File Table)?

I have a dedicated windows server 2003 with more than 3 millions of files, recently I created a new partition to separate the website files from the OS. Later I reduced the site of the OS with some ...
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Do I really need the PHP maxlifetime hourly cron job? [closed]

On my Debian Wheezy, every half-hour a cron job runs: find /var/lib/php5/ -depth -mindepth 1 -maxdepth 1 -type f -ignore_readdir_race -cmin +$(/usr/lib/php5/maxlifetime) ! -execdir fuser -s {} 2>/...
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Ubuntu maintenance general advice

I'm a developer by trade but I've been asked to maintain our Ubuntu servers and am in need of some general advice as I don't really have any experience in this area... Does apt-get upgrade only ...
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How Serviceable are Tape Drives?

I'm contemplating an auto-loading tape drive as part of a backup strategy. This would be my first experience with tape backup. The cost-effectiveness of tape drives seems to depend on the assumption ...
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Can't select database for transaction log backup in maintenance plan

I am running into a problem while trying to save a transaction log database backup maintenance task: Add the 'Back Up Database Task' to the maintenance plan. Edit the task. Select backup type: '...
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Nginx: maintenance mode with “is a developer” check

It's much variants described in Internet how to display maintenance page with nginx. But I didn't find the solution to check if user is a developer and not to display maintenance page for developers. ...
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What is the ibdata1 file in my /var/lib/mysql directory?

Logging in to my Webmin control panel, I noticed that virtually all of my disk space is full. I searched for the ten largest files/ directories on my system and found that a file called ibdata1 is ...
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Tomcat behind Apache: redirect everything to maintenance except one

I need to redirect all requests to a maintenance page except a specific URL that could still give me the possibility to access the normal website. I googled but I did not find anything. Right now I ...