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Upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 with latest kernel on first gen Rackspace server [closed]

Is it possible to upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 with latest kernel on a first gen Rackspace server? I've upgraded to 12.04 already, but it's stuck on Linux 2.6.31-302-rs x86_64. Is it possible to make it ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Amazon S3 + Cloudfront VS Rackspace CloudFiles

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 . ...
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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 ...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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.
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Mount VHD from Rackspace, with Windows 7 or Mountain Lion

I'm trying to explore the contents of a VHD form a backup of my Rackspace server. Any idea on how I might be able to mount it and explore it's contents? I've tried using the Computer Management tool ...
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Sync/mirror directory with Rackspace Cloud files bucket

What tool can I use to synchronize the content of a local directory with that of a Rackspace Cloud Files bucket? I need a rsync-like application to do a mirror, not a backup application. What I want ...
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Does SQL database perform significantly better on a dedicated machine vs Azure cloud

I'm looking into splitting our database server and application server and am evaluating offerings from Rackspace and Azure specifically around the database server. We are a Saas Web application and ...
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know about web app to monitor server activity?

I have running some servers on rackspace and I want to know if there is a web application like linode-graphs as you can see in the image ? I want to see graphs of server activities like: ram cpu ...
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Retrieve data from the failed Windows Server on Rackspace Cloud Server

One of our Windows Server 2008 servers which was hosted as a Cloud Server on Rackspace has recently failed. We are not getting much help from the Rackspace support, all they keep saying is that ...
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How can upload my files in afast way to Rackspace Cloud files?

I have a lot of image files, and I want to upload all of them (about a million in a single directory) to RackSpace Cloud files in the fastest and most efficient way. I'm using the python-cloudfiles ...
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How can I configure a domain registered at GoDaddy to use Slicehost's name servers?

I have a site hosted on a Slicehost VPS (diablocomics.com). The domain is registered with GoDaddy. I'd like to use Slicehost's DNS servers... ns1.slicehost.net ns2.slicehost.net ns3.slicehost.net ...
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Why am I getting 'undefined method' exceptions when executing 'run_list add', 'run_list remove' and 'rackspace server delete'?

[Originally posted this to opscode forum, got no response] I’m testing out a free hosted chef-server account and multiple subcommands are failing with ‘Unexpected Errors’. Perhaps my version and the ...
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How does the Cloud compare to Colocation? And development too [closed]

Currently I/we run a SaaS web application where each subscriber has their own physical instance of the application in addition to their own database. The setup has each web application instance ...
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Problems with Wordpress on Rackspace Cloud Server

I have a rackspace cloud server running Ubuntu 12. I've setup the web server, PHP and MySQL and it's all working with my custom PHPs and databases performing as expected But, the problem arises when ...
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MySql Data Loss - post mortem analysis - RackSpace Cloud Server

After a recent 'emergency migration' of a RS cloud server, the mysql databases on our server snapshot image proved to be days out of date from the backup date. And yet files that were uploaded ...
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How can I run Rackspace images locally?

As the title says, I regularly download my Rackspace images for backup of my VPS, however I'm wondering if it's possible to run them locally on KVM (for example) so I can run tests on my application ...