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Syncing multiple web environments [closed]

Background: I have a web app that consists of three environments: Development, QA, and Production. I want to use version control systems to keep everything in sync. For example, using Git. ...
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Openstack Junos rapid production deployment

Can somebody familiar with Open Stack explain to me whether or not it's ok to use the RDO version for production use. The installation takes a matter of minutes compare to the doc installation Guide. ...
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Staging environment in docker container on same server?

Is it realistic to launch a whole staging environment on the same dedicated server that is in production on a low traffic/load server? Since the app we made just launched a few days ago, we would ...
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Deploy packer images on bare metal server?

How can I match my dev and production bare metal box? The hosting provider does not allow or have a process to install custom images and only provides a selection from all the latest popular ...
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Kerberos in production on virtual machines

At the moment I am investigating the possibility to use Kerberos as the primary authentication protocol for our cloud structure. We'll probably follow through with this idea and for the sake of HA the ...
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Good practices regarding discontinued software in production (OpenDS)?

How bad is it to use OpenDS, which is not actively maintained, and had the last patch in 2010, and require JDK6(which is also obsolete) in a production environment? (Although at the backend and not ...
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Multiple Servers, Multiple Drive Failure within 12 hours?

In the IT world I just won the Lottery Twice.... Today we had a hard drive fail in a raid array. A few hours later we had another drive fail on a different server.... We started checking all the ...
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LDAP authentication very slow on production server

We are developing a Spring MVC application which does LDAP authentication using Spring Security framework. The problem we are facing is that the authentication works just fine on our development ...
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Update of files on server: down time?

Currently we have a fairly heavy procedure to put things in production, mainly to have as little down time as possible, however, as a result of this procedure we are having more down time than needed ...
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Production deployment strategies

Suppose I have a load balancer connected to 10 web servers. Also assume that the app is used 24/7 so there is no "low peak" period, that is, reasonable speed of response must be maintained. What is ...
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Should I touch nothing when I run production service server? [closed]

I am going to run my first public game service server later. And many people advise not to touch anything if it's running well. I agree with them. But one thing I am curious is, the security updates. ...
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Is it bad to have two webapps each on different servlet container than both on same, on a production server?

I need to run two webapps on a ubuntu VPS but one(my own webapp) prefers to run in Tomcat & other(Solr webservice) is preferable in Jetty. But I think running a separate server for each webapp ...
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Is searching for a file on a live production server a bad idea? [closed]

On our live production server, we forgot which folder our website was stored in. My colleague asked me where it was. I did not know but suggested to just run a search for the folder name on the ...
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Cloud formation - updating a stack behind an elb doesnt update the AMI

We are powering our AWS EC2 instances using cloud formation. We have 3 different stacks - testing, staging and production. Our workflow to update the images for any of the stacks is as follows: ...
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Security risks of PermitUserEnvironment in ssh

I've read quite a few posts regarding the use of PermitUserEnvironment and the file ~/.ssh/environment in order to pass env variables to an ssh shell. The official sshd docs and a few other resources ...
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How to configure a MongoDB configsvr and arbiter on same instance?

I am setting up an arbiter onto the same machine as a config server, but having some trouble with the default 10gen /etc/init.d/mongod file. I tried creating an additional /etc/init.d/mongod-arb for ...
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OpenJDK or Oracle Java on production server

I'm little bit confused about which implementation is better to use on production server? Are there any reason why not pick OpenJDK?
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Deploying files to a remote server: what's like rsync with extra options? [closed]

Devops question from a web developer alert :) I want to copy all locally modified files over to a remote server. Now I know I can use rsync, something like: rsync -cavzu / ...
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URL scheme for non-production (Dev, Test) URLs

Consider a "Production" URL for a corporate web site called "Access" access.company.com I'm trying to weigh the pros and cons of different ways of defining a non-production site like "DEV": (a) ...
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Server migration - hostname conflict

We currently have a physical production server which we would like to virtualize. We do not want to do a PtoV within vmware, as there is much unneeded garbage on the server. We would like to bring ...
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Installing Linux server on USB stick

I am looking to rent 6 of these servers: http://www.hetzner.de/en/hosting/produkte_rootserver/ex4s As you can see, the hard drives aren't server grade and they break a lot. I was wondering if it's ...
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Hardware Drivers on Servers, update or not?

I recently got into a debate with a coworker about whether or not to update hardware drivers (such as NICs or RAID controllers). I have always followed the motto, "If it aint broke, dont fix it." ...
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Best Practices for updating a previously unmaintained server RHEL5.7

A new RedHat EL5.6 server has been recently put under my care. It is immediately obvious that, for the previous 12 months, little to no attention has been given to any sort of package updates. ...
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Working Between Local, Dev and Production Machines / Servers [closed]

How do you as a Web Developer cope with working between Dev and Production servers and interms of config files etc? What do you use etc I am use to changing files manually etc
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PostgreSQL and Mongodb in production

We have a product that uses Postgres for RDBMSish data (accounts, billing, etc.) and MongoDB for each of the accounts data (which obviously can't be maintained on Postgres). In local development we ...
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Environment Setup [closed]

My company is starting to feel the pains of its developers not being on the same page. ie some develop on windows, some on ubuntu, etc... and then code lives on CentOS and we start to get problems ...
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Multi-server Deployment strategies - Git on production servers?

Main question: Is deployment using Git on production servers a good strategy? Many, many deployment strategies I see revolve around having Git on your servers (dev, staging and production). The ...
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Is mysql-proxy ready for production use?

I've been doing a bit of research, and I would love to use mysql-proxy in production, because It supports sockets It supports read-write splitting My other option is to use HAProxy and change all ...
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Moving from <hostname>:1234 to <hostname>/app

I'm bringing up my first production-level(-ish) server and have installed and configured a couple of python web applications, which I have to access like so: <hostname>:8000 ...
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ZFS System on Production [closed]

Do you know/have any system which works on ZFS such as RDMS? If yes, what is your setup? FreeBSD, ZFS on Linux etc.
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Multiple MongoDB instances on same server

We set up a MongoDB development server on CentOS 6.3 and were able to separate different projects by using separate config files and rc scripts. Now we're looking at setting up a MongoDB production ...
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.htaccess to PayPal & PayPal Sandbox

For testing on my pre-live site, I'd like to allow only my own IPs and PayPal Sandbox. For production, I'd like to allow only PayPal to my IPN listener. I can restrict in .htaccess to my IPs, but ...
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Is it safe/wise to run Drupal alongside bespoke business web apps in production? [closed]

I'm interested to know the general community feeling about the safety of running Drupal alongside bespoke, business critial ASP.NET MVC apps on a production server. Previously my employer's Drupal ...
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Virtualizing a production MySQL server

We have a MySQL server that supports several internal business systems. Our infrastructure team is having a spirited debate as to whether or not we can switch this database server to a VM. The ...
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Registering publicly Mail server and Web server in a free dns server

I'm trying to host the e-mails and the site of our company into our private server. I've already followed the Gentoo Virtual Mailhosting System with Postfix Guide and my mail server is working ...
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Should I reinstall my production server from 32 bit to 64 bit if it has 16GB of RAM?

I have a production server with 16GB of RAM that came with a 32bit CentOs installation. The website hosted on this server is increasing its traffic every day and I am having some MySQL trouble so I ...
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How to push changes from Test server to Live server? [closed]

As a beginner I have come to the stage where I realize the problem with taking down my production server to make changes as often as I have, now that I have a couple of users on it. I created an EC2 ...
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Install packages that must be self-compiled on CentOS server is a bad practice?

I have a CentOS 6 server that is in production and actually is hosting a few sites. I should now install Redmine which runs on Ruby. The remi/ephel repository gives me Ruby 1.8.7 but I would like to ...
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Development Environment Sprawl

Development --> Staging --> Production A pretty typical workflow. This is fine. "Fine, you want a 'Beta' Environment to show off stuff to some users/customers that isn't quite ready for ...
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SSL Certificates, two-way authentication and loadbalancers

We're looking to implement two-way authentication with client certificates for a privileged subset of our application users. The idea will be that if a certificate is detected the user will be asked ...
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How to deploy changes to staging database while still keep it in sync with production master database?

I want to set up a staging server to do final test for my website. The staging site's database is replicating production master mysql db in order to reflect a real environment. If a deploy only ...
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Test and Production Environments/Servers Accessible Online From the Same URL

I am attempting to setup a test environment that points to the same URL as my production environment in order to make database migrations easier. Is this something that is possible? One idea that I ...
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What Linux Distro would your recommend for my Production Web Server? [closed]

I have been using CentOS for my Web Server for a while now, but it just doesnt feel right any more, I see CentOS as more of an Enterprise Server Distro rather than for HTTPd and FTPd work. Would your ...
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Which is better, Split or Monolithic VMware disk in a production enviroment?

Ok, so I have read a bunch of material on-line and curious as to your thoughts on split vs monolithic disk in a production environment. We are going to be building the VM server on a server that has ...
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Multiple Unicorns/Rails Apps, Nginx, One User

I successfully deployed a Rails app using Capistrano, Unicorn, Nginx using the following unicorn configuration: env = ENV["RAILS_ENV"] || "development" worker_processes 4 listen ...
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glassfish v3 and java EE in production mode: what are the options to update a live web app?

I am building a web app using java EE and glassfish v3. I want to move it to production mode soon, however i have zero experience with using glassfish in production, i would appreciate if you give me ...
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Can the production db server be in our intranet domain?

I've got someone setting up a "backup-relay" server on our intranet. It will transfer our local backups off-site, and transfer backups of our production db (which is off-site) back home. These are ...
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ruby or rvm ruby in Production web server

Currently our production server runs in system ruby. Passenger handles our rails apps. Should I move to handling my entire ruby stuff using rvm? What advantage can rvm give me in a production ...
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Will Windows dcdiag.exe interrupt any services on a production system?

Will the running the Windows dcdiag.exe command-line tool on a Server 2008 R2 system interfere with any services on that machine? A small amount of CPU and network traffic usage is acceptable, but ...
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Best way to deploy/update web production code

What is the best method to deploy or update code from a development environment to a live production one? I am used to using the good old filezila to first; delete then upload the new code to the ...