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Rackspace cloud loadbalancer

I have a website and related services running under a Rackspace's Cloud Load Balancer. In my DNS setting I have pointed my domain (say example.com) to the IP of this load balancer and it works fine. ...
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I changed my TTL from 24 hours to 5 minutes. Do I need to wait 24 hours before changing the records?

I am migrating our app from a cloud server at Rackspace t a dedicated server. I want to bring the application down for ~5 minutes to copy the data from the cloud server to the dedicated server, so I ...
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DNS - Load Balancer - SINGLE Apache Server - Tomcat

This is my configuration, I have bought a domain in godaddy.com. Linked my Load Balancer[in Rackspace] IP in domain setting. Behind the Load Balancer, there is one active server which responds all ...
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OpenSwan VPN IPSEC Tunnel Connection

I was hoping this website would be able to help with solving this issue since I've been running in circles on my end! I am using OpenSwan to setup an IPSec tunnel between a VPN server on Rackspace ...
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Checking SMTP headers for spoofed email (did client authenticate?)

I have been using rackspace email service, and I am finding that rogue emails are seemingly coming from harry@mydomain.com to james@mydomain.com but were never actually sent by that user. As per ...
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Can't upgrade docker on rackspace

I have a rackspace docker-machine set up and I need to upgrade it from 1.9 to 1.10. Using the docker-machine upgrade command says that it upgrades the machine, but docker-machine ls remains showing 1....
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How can I securely access a Rackspace Cloud Database in AWS?

Rackspace limits access for Cloud Databases to their ServiceNet. How can I securely and efficiently connect to a database instance there from AWS (over the public internet)?
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With cloud servers who don't offer reassignable public IP addresses, how can I instantly have a domain name switch to a different instance?

AWS offers Elastic IP Addresses, which are great for switching website domains to a new instance/stack without having to wait for DNS changes to propagate. Some cloud service providers (e.g., ...
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unable to connect to ubuntu on port 3306 (mysql) on rackspace instance

I'm trying to connect to port 3306 on an Ubuntu box and am unable to do so. When I do iptables -L -n | grep 3306 I see this: ACCEPT tcp -- 0.0.0.0/0 0.0.0.0/0 tcp dpt:3306 ...
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Medium traffic causes wordpress server to require a hard reboot

We are having trouble with our rackspace wordpress server falling down with medium traffic after an email send. The server specs are: CPU 2 vCPUs RAM 2 GB System Disk 80 GB ...
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How do I view a Rackspace backup circa 2013?

I was a Rackspace customer until 2013. When I shut down my server, I had them send me a backup of it on a hard drive. Recently I had someone ask for something on that server, so I got the hard drive ...
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running rackspace VDI on Virtualbox on MacBook

I downloaded an image (vdi) of one of our servers on Rackspace . Now I would like to boot from that image in my virtualbox. Image: Ubuntu 12.04 (vdi downloaded from Rackspace) Host: OS X Yosemite 10....
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Exchange 2013 New Profile Initial Update Slow, ping to server 300ms, updating at 1.5GB per day

I am using a well known Exchange 2013 provider and having issues recreating a profile and the initial sync download which has 15GB of mail which is taking weeks to update - during the intial sync/...
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Elastic Beanstalk, EC2 and Rackspace with Solr

We are currently working on an e-commerce startup and we obviously don't know the number of users that will hit out site (expect it to be highly variable). I'm using a custom implementation of Django ...
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How does “Cloud Files” from Rackspace know about my CNAME record?

TLDR: when I make this DNS record: whatever.mydomain.com. IN CNAME biglongjibberstring.r89.cf2.rackcdn.com. How does Rackspace know that this random host name I've chosen should go to my Cloud ...
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Azure VM - HTTP GET to Rackspace server is too slow [closed]

I'm testing a web service from my Azure VM and the test involves just doing an HTTP GET which returns JSON data from a Rackspace-hosted server. When performing this test from ANYWHERE but Azure, the ...
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Is It safe to delete all files/directories from /tmp folder on ubuntu 14.04 rackspace server? [closed]

I am getting error unable to connect with mysql. when I googled I found It's because of size. It's showing /tmp 100% used. so can I completely remove all files from/tmp folder ? #df -m /tmp ...
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bind: cannot assign requested address

I've recently switch over to AWS from Rackspace and I'm setting up a simple geolocation server using freegeopip. While the following commands work perfectly on a new Rackspace serve (Ubuntu) I can't ...
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Cannot access server on port different than 80

I'm hosting a server on Rackspace. Generally I have some domain name that i redirect to my ip and use nginx for the internal routing. This is my default configuration: server { listen MY_IP:80; ...
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Getting “An operation on a socket could not be performed because the system lacked sufficient …” when server access the internet

I have ASP.NET application running on Windows Server 2008 R2 hosted on Rackspace servers. Suddenly something went wrong. All my application working fine except for the pages which call third part web-...
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What does RXTX Factor mean, what is it and how does it affect my server?

In the Rackspace overview for their next gen servers they have a table of flavor options. In the table there is a column called RXTX factor with no explanation. I tried googling, but couldn't find ...
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postfix error looking up passwd info (catch-all)

In postfix I'm trying to setup a catch-all address for unknown local accounts. Any mail that can be delivered to a local user should be delivered to their local mailbox (and respect any aliases in /...
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How to AVOID getting caught in a DDOS meant for someone else (not prevent)?

So we have a load balancer and all that jazz set up with Rackspace. However, guess what, our clients' websites were down again today. It seems that Rackspace should have their load-balancer ...
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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% /sys/...
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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 ' | ...
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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 --only-...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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) ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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 mysql50-[redacted].wc2.dfw1....
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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 root@...
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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. some.user@...
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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 [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 . ...