Rackspace is a traditional and cloud hosting company headquartered in San Antonio, Texas. They run datacentres in three US states, the UK, and Hong Kong.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
68 views

Linux 'df' command not showing root filesystem?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 at Rackspace. What could cause the root fs to not appear here? # df Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on none 4 0 4 0% ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

What's the most reliable way to determine an OpenStack host's own UUID?

I would like to be able to reliably determine the UUID associated with an OpenStack guest from within the guest. A klugey way to do it would be something like: # nova show `hostname` | grep ' id ' | ...
1
vote
1answer
326 views

Shellshock protection in Rackspace Ubuntu

I am trying to update my Ubuntu 13.10 servers in Rackspace to avoid Shellshock bug, but it is not working. Here is what I am doing: $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

Setting up MEAN stack on cloud server

I'm working in a company that has been developing websites with PHP and thus we have been using a Rackspace cloud server to host our files. I want to bring us forward in time and try to develop our ...
0
votes
2answers
48 views

How does one test DNS performance on their webhost vs. a 3rd party dedicated service?

I have been hosting my dns with rackspace for years, formerly slicehost but I have been looking into a 3rd part host, as a result of running various speed tests, such as tools.pingdom.com to test the ...
0
votes
0answers
49 views

DNS zone replication between AD and Rackspace

I have an AD integrated DNS zone which maps many of our development and production websites to internal IP addresses. A zone with the same name exists on the Rackspace name servers which maps our ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

ssl certificate error while making cURL request to IP address

I am trying to send a cURL request to a server with an IP address x.x.x.x . It is a part of an health monitoring system. On the server I have configured virtual hosts for subdomain.example.com on both ...
0
votes
1answer
145 views

HTTPS health monitoring on rackspace cloud load balancer

I was using rackspace cloud load balancer to switch between two of my nodes. It was basically a active-passive setup in which the switch would take place in case primary node fails the http health ...
1
vote
1answer
86 views

Nginx auth behind Rackspace Load Balancer

I cannot seem to get Nginx basic auth working from behind a Rackspace cloud balancer. First I am using this code (it is also using real IP module here which was one of the mannny solutions I tried) ...
1
vote
2answers
122 views

Can I create local AMI file for future use on various cloud service?

Is it possible to locally create a single AMI file of say Debian Jessie and use it directly (or with little changes) on any AMI-compatible cloud service providers (eg. AWS, CloudStack, Digital Ocean ...
1
vote
1answer
79 views

Reduce outgoing bandwidth in ffmpeg

I have a server in Rackspace with some ffmpeg processes listening to audio streaming. Off course when listening to streamings the incoming network traffic is high, and this is ok. But I noticed that ...
2
votes
1answer
121 views

How to remove / add public network to a server in Rackspace API

I have a server in Rackspace API. I would like to use the nova command to remove the public network interface. I am using the command: nova virtual-interface-list <instance_id> and then ...
1
vote
0answers
70 views

Rackspace Cloud Server / DB - getaddrinfo failed

I recently migrated my MySQL instance from my debian server to a cloud database server at rackspace. A couple times of day since then, I notice in the log files that we have the following error: PHP ...
1
vote
2answers
123 views

Rackspace hardware acceleration

I am using a Windows Server 2008 on Rackspace and I need to use some of its Direct3D capabilities (for Microsoft Office extra functionality). However, I can't because the system reports that I only ...
0
votes
1answer
91 views

Incorrect IP for PPTP client on Rackspace VM

I'm using pptp-linux to connect to a (Windows) VPN. I can connect and authenticate just fine, however I can't ping any hosts on the remote LAN other than the VPN server. I think this is because my VM ...
0
votes
0answers
105 views

Dropbox crashing CENTOS server

I have a CENTOS 6.3 Rackspace VPS, running the latest version of dropbox and using the dropbox.py command like tools. It is a webserver running WHM/cPanel My problem is that my sever is only 512MB, ...
0
votes
1answer
76 views

Why would PHPMyAdmin connections fail when connections from the same server with the same credentials succeed?

I have a site hosted on Rackspace Cloud. It runs Joomla 2.5, some test scripts, and PHPMyAdmin 4.1.6. Joomla runs off a database hosted in Rackspace Cloud. The host is ...
1
vote
1answer
304 views

Set up Ubuntu to kill off Apache child processes when memory usage reaches 90%

My situation is following: We run Magento Professional on a 15Gb ram instance, rackspace. When running htop, we could see that 'apache2 -k start' keeps spawning more child processes, some of them ...
3
votes
1answer
86 views

How do you audit cloud servers?

So we have a decent number for cloud servers that are on Rackspace (numerous) accounts. I'm looking for a solution to the - What's on that server? Where is that server? How do I get to that server? I ...
0
votes
2answers
71 views

Off-the-shelf solutions for migrating data from azure blobstorage to rackspace cloud files [closed]

I have large amounts of data (500+ GB) stored in azure blob storage that I need to transfer to rackspace cloud files. I know it is possible to perform such a migration using the SDKs from both ...
1
vote
1answer
73 views

Any third party tools for Rackspace Cloud Monitoring data? [closed]

We have a decent number of Rackspace accounts and I'm adding the RS monitoring agent on most of my production servers. Thing is in order to view a snapshot of what is happening on each server I have ...
2
votes
2answers
129 views

Load balancer for multiple sites

I am in the process of setting up a network of web servers on Rackspace. I am looking to do 4 servers in groups of two. See diagram below. My question is, if I have server A and server B as a ...
0
votes
1answer
52 views

how to backup a cloud site on rackspace cloud with code and database

i have my website hosted on rackspace cloud server . i need to make backup of code + database of my cloud site. Please give me link of any documentation which suggests steps to perform this or link ...
-1
votes
1answer
115 views

how to restore cloud site on rackspace from files container [closed]

I have backed up my cloud site using http://www.zipitbackup.com/. It creates a backup file in Cloud sites/Container . Now i need to restore my site using this backup file. I don't find documentation ...
3
votes
3answers
680 views

Is slow IO on my cloud server causing my slow server restart issues?

I'm running two servers on Rackspace cloud one for the web app and one for the db and redis instances. The web server has 1Gb of ram and single core. Nginx sits in front of unicorn which is running 2 ...
0
votes
1answer
927 views

Mysql is not running

In my opinion this happens only because of rackspace build (Freebsd 9.1) root@office:/root # uname -a FreeBSD office 9.1-RELEASE-p4 FreeBSD 9.1-RELEASE-p4 #1: Fri Jun 21 04:11:23 UTC 2013 ...
-1
votes
1answer
520 views

Mailgun for receiving emails (rackspace) [closed]

Disclaimer: I am a total server noob so this might be a very stupid question. If I am using Mailgun as my email service for my domain, where do I setup mailboxes for the domain? ie. ...
0
votes
1answer
595 views

Cloud Server Error - File Does Not Exist: /var/www/html/public

I recently moved a webapp, built using Laravel, to a rackspace cloud server. The homepage resolves just fine as I have the root set in the apache config. However, when a request is made to any of ...
0
votes
1answer
176 views

How can I allow traffic only from my load balancer, if the private IP of the load balancer changes all the time?

I'd like to limit (via iptables or otherwise) inbound traffic on 80/443 to traffic coming from my load balancer. I have the public IP (which doesn't change, of course), but the only private IP info I ...
3
votes
0answers
1k views

Amazon S3 + Cloudfront VS Rackspace CloudFiles [closed]

I know this question came up lot of time on the internet , But I couldn't find any latest updates on this . So I gathered the information what I found and putting here and have few questions on it . ...
0
votes
2answers
455 views

Best way to load balancing between AWS and Rackspace?

I have a SaaS product hosted on AWS and I would like to have the same infrastructure hosted on Rackspace (or any other host) to offer a high availability (eventually load balancing) for my users in ...
1
vote
1answer
132 views

Amazon SES not working from Rackspace Servers

Has anyone encountered a problem where they cannot connect to email-smtp.us-east-1.amazonaws.com for SMTP from a Rackspace server? WHen I ping from a rackspace server there is always 100% packet loss. ...
0
votes
2answers
227 views

Copy (down) Rackspace Cloud File bucket to a local directory?

How do I copy (down) a Rackspace Cloud File bucket to a local directory? Or better yet, how do I update a local directory to be a copy of the RS bucket? There are plenty of tools for uploading or ...
0
votes
2answers
166 views

How to serve Nginx using just a Rackspace server IP address?

I'm setting up a server on Rackspace for migrating an existing website to so I can have everything working before changing the DNS entry. I had no problems getting the server to work at the IP ...
0
votes
2answers
62 views

PaaS on top of Cloud

This question may sound stupid and if it does I appologise. Is it possible to build a service like PagodaBox (PHP PaaS) on top of a virtualised enviroment such as Rackspace Cloud or AWS EC2 etc? Or ...
0
votes
1answer
137 views

RackSpace CreateImage API using curl is not working

Whenever i m trying to create image from the given api using curl -: curl -i -X POST ...
-1
votes
1answer
115 views

Rackspace: Temporary streaming URL to a file in the cloud files

The question is simple: How to create a temporary streaming URL to a files in the Rackspace cloud files. URL is needed streaming.
0
votes
1answer
242 views

Unable to install rsync on mycloud.rackspace.com

I'd like to install rsync to do daily backups of my client's server account, which was recently migrated to mycloud.rackspace.com. Rackspace does have a tutorial implying it can be installed in the ...
0
votes
1answer
268 views

Scalable Web Hosting? [closed]

I have a website that receives heavy seasonal traffic. For much of the year, typical shared web hosting is adequate; however, the process of upgrading to VPS or dedicated hosting (when traffic gets ...
0
votes
3answers
111 views

Setting up a maintenance page

I have a RackSpace cloud load balancer running two servers on Rackspace I'd like to take the two servers offline to do some maintenance on them. My question is, with my servers down, what is the best ...
0
votes
1answer
357 views

Cron jobs no longer work since installing ssl cert on rackspace cloud server

I recently installed an ssl cert on my rackspace cloud server. Prior to installing it, my cron jobs were running fine. When I ssh to my server and do a crontab -l, I can see the jobs are still ...
3
votes
3answers
5k views

Forcing a verbose fsck on reboot (Ubuntu)

I'd like to force a verbose fsck on reboot of my Ubuntu linux server, I can get fsck to run on reboot by creating a file /forcefsck in my root dir ... Additionally, by adding a y into the contents of ...
0
votes
1answer
121 views

cron settings for elysia_cron (a drupal module) on a load balanced server

I am configuring elysia_cron on a Rackspace Managed Cloud Server. We have a loadbalancer in front of two webservers. Am I supposed to use all three (3) IP addresses (Load Balancer, Web01, Web02) in ...
3
votes
1answer
321 views

Chef Error “RuntimeError: Please save server before accessing metadata”

I'm trying to create a new server on the Rackspace Cloud using Chef and I keep coming across this error in Chef: RuntimeError: Please save server before accessing metadata Any ideas?
2
votes
1answer
284 views

Rackspace MS 2008 cloud server VPN

This is a two-part Rackspace Cloud Server (MS 2008 R2) / SonicWall VPN question: I am able to connect through RRAS from several client machines, and if I have the default gateway option checked I ...
-5
votes
1answer
113 views

Do I really need to use SSH keys for security? [closed]

I got sick of my shared hosting on GoDaddy, so I signed up for a Cloud Server on Rackspace. A friend walked me through installing apache, and locking down root. He also advised me to disable password ...
0
votes
1answer
193 views

Map a domain to another subdomain - Rackspace

I am using a subdomain as a parameter to an ASP.NET MVC 4 application. It's working well. Now I need to test my approach, so I have the application hosted on appharbor. It works well with subdomains ...
4
votes
1answer
405 views

How do I register only internal NIC address in AD DNS, with servers with multiple NICs?

I'm hosting some Windows servers on Rackspace, and have added them to a domain. Each server has two NICs, a public and private NIC. The public NIC has a public IPv4 and IPv6 address, while the private ...
1
vote
1answer
385 views

Serving multiple SSL Websites from a limited number of IPs using load balancers?

We currently host multiple sitecore sites on a rackspace cloud server, we have 5 sites, with 5 IPs and with 5 SSLs. Because rackspace will only allow 4 additional IPv4 addresses on a box we're at the ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Rackspace Ubuntu 12.04 server stuck in initramfs after kernel upgrade

Can't boot after I did a aptitude full-upgrade and let it update menu.lst (did a diff first and it looked good). This is what I've done so far in the BusyBox shell: mkdir /tmp/xvda1 mount /dev/xvda1 ...