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To what extent do I need to know what i am doing with Ubuntu Linux server admin?

So as a bit of background, I am completely new to server admin. I am a web designer, and generally know quite a bit about computers. Until a few months ago, I had never used LINUX. Now my desktop ...
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Administration of IaaS versus PaaS

Am I correct in understanding that generally IaaS (looking primarily at rackspace cloud servers) will provide a virtual server where OS updates, software updates, anti-virus, managed backups and other ...
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How to migrate an AWS EC2 Instance to Rackspace cloud server?

I have a m1.large Debian based server on EU-West. Recently due to some changes in organization's policies we are to move to Rackspace. How would i move an AWS EC2 EU-West Debian Instance to Rackspace? ...
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Using AutoMySQLBackup on Rackspace Cloud

Since Rackspace Cloud only allows FTP access it makes using AutoMySQLBackup a little trickier, and while it is at least creating DB dumps I get errors in the backup log: ###### WARNING ###### Errors ...
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Many apache2 process getting created and server is coming to halt

We have purchased a 20 Gb and 512 MB ram box from rackspace. We have installed apache2, php5 and mysql to run a website (shopping site). The problem from last 4 days is that after some requests the ...
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When I do a full nmap portscan on my rackspace server I find port 1984 open - “BigBrother”. Is this ok? [closed]

I'm assuming this is some sort of Rackspace management port. Am I correct?
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Simple Load Balance Architecture

We currently have a simple 3 server setup: Cloud NGinx/Apache web server (NGinx serves static, dynamic is proxied to Apache/PHP backend) Dedicated Database server Cloud Outgoing email + monitoring ...
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How can import an existing linux machine into Rackspace?

How can import an existing linux machine into Rackspace is pretty much what I'd like to know. I've got a VM hosted in a datacenter, and I'd like to move that VM, which is configured and running ...
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What alternatives to 'find' are there which will work in a cron environment in the rackspace cloud?

I am writing a shell script to run a mysql backup as a cron job and am hitting an issue with the find command not being supported in the rackspace cloud sites cron environment. Any attempt to use the ...
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NGiNX + PHP5-fpm + CDN Tools (plugin)

I am trying to activate the CDN tools plugin and I keep getting the following error: Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 67108864 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 30720 bytes) in ...
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Mount a rackspace drive in linux

Is there any software that will allow me to mount a rackspace drive in linux? I want to copy sql files from my database onto my rackspace. I have web min running a backup nightly and copying those ...
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Scale out or scale up - Rackspace cloud servers

I have a small webserver running a couple of Django python apps, MySQL, and a wordpress multisite instance. It all runs on Apache with mpm worker, fastcgi and mod_wsgi + memcached The server is ...
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Migration between OpenStack and RackSpace cloud

So I am deploying a OpenStack private cloud in my business. As I understand from research the OpenStack project was created by RackSpace and that their own cloud platform uses OpenStack. So my ...
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How to use a cloud to host web sites?

To host web sites currently we are using dedicated linux boxes hosted in the UK. But managing them is a nightmare, backups, massive loads, downtime etc... I was looking into OpenStack which was ...
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List/Review of EC2 alternatives? [closed]

Are there any other web hosting providers that allow me to create and clone virtual machines like EC2 does? What I know: Azure is no alternative (no root access, .NET only, no binaries). Known ...
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How can I set up my own DHCP subnet on Rackspace?

Update: As per grawity and MonkeeSage's comments, it seems my question was pointed in the wrong direction. I've updated the title and question below... I'm currently evaluating LXC as an option for ...
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Serving index.html and other files via ngnix and CDN (Rackspace Cloud Files)

I would like to serve the index.html file for my domain via a cdn (and a few other static pages). Would it be possible to do this with an Amazon EC2 Instance and Rackspace Cloud Files? I found ...
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Is it sufficient to backup entire server - MySQL included?

I want a complete backup of my server. It's CentOS 5. My thoughts: I can literally take every single file on the server and back it up, and I'll have a backup of everything. Server config, my PHP ...
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RackSpace and Centrify [closed]

I'm not sure if anybody else hosts with RackSpace and/or uses Centrify, but if you do, maybe you can answer my question. My group would like to control RackSpace (myrackspace.com) login portal with ...
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Is it better to host OpenERP in Rackspace or Amazon EC2 rather than on a regular hosting company? [closed]

I want to know if it would be better meaning more cost effective, stable, etc... Which would be the best way to go?
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Transfer files to Rackspace Cloud Files

I am working on getting all my client files moved from VPS server to Rackspace Cloud Files. Since there is about 2 GB to be transferred, I am looking for a good tool to perform the task. One way to ...
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How does one configure networking on OpenStack?

I've been playing with Openstack, but I can't get the networking to function correctly. I'm just trying to get a single server going. I can bring up instances, but they get stuck at the BIOS loading ...
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Rackspace Cloud Server DNS Add SPF Records

I've setup my new LAMP server on Rackspace Cloud and the Basic A, C and MX DNS setup is no problem. I need to add an SPF record for a project I am migrating over to this new server that allows ...
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How do I install puppet automatically on image startup?

I'm working on setting up a new Ubuntu 10.04 (lucid) cluster in the Rackspace cloud environment. I'm using Puppet for the first time to automate as much as I can. I've setup a puppet master and I'm ...
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best cloud computing company for webhosting business [closed]

I'm running a reseller business. but now I have plans to expand it to the clouds. can you suggest some economical options for the same. most of them would be running wordpress and joomla. as far as I ...
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Rackspace Cloud Files - limiting possible connections

We have a plan to create a new section to our website - one that will feature HTML5 video. During the initial tests we've done, HD video encoded with Zencoder and stored on Rackspace Cloud Files and ...
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Rackspace cloudserver backup options

I recently signed up with Rackspace to host some database servers. I've got two MySQL servers set up, and have a method to create backups (using the Percona Xtrabackup and innobackupex tools). I've ...
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Switching to new server, but don't want to lose access to old emails

[as a precursor to this, since it is my first question, I assure you that I will check the correct answer and not leave your responses unnoticed and unappreciated (I'm active on StackOverflow and ...
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Clone a real server to a VPS

I have an old server ( Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 2.1 (Panama) ) that is in desperate need of replacing, is it possible using dd / ssh to clone the server onto a Rackspace VPS? Or more ...
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How do I create a subdomain with rackspace?

I have a site I need to create a subdomain for, managed by rackspace cloud. The domain is already setup and online. I just need to copy the current www.mysite.com to lab.mysite.com. How do I go ...
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Connection Refused When Trying To Connect To IRCd-Hybrid

I have a Rackspace server running Ubuntu Lucid Lynx, where I have installed an IRCd-Hybrid. I can connect to the IRC server using irssi that was installed on the same machine where the server is, but ...
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How much downtime does Rackspace Cloud have? [closed]

I'm doing my due diligence in developing a plan to migrate to a cloud based server provider. We will need a small scale group of hosts. Rackspace Cloud Servers seem to provide exactly what we need. ...
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Amazon service equivalent to Rackspace's cloud sites?

I was wondering if any of you know an Amazon equivalent version of cloud sites from rackspace. I know they have services similar to cloud servers and files but not this? Basically, I'm looking for a ...
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Is a Rackspace Cloud Server right for me?

I have a Dedicated Virtual server plan with Media Temple right now and am looking to switch to a more reliable provider with a better machine. Right now I'm looking at Rackspace's Cloud Server plan, ...
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knife server create- finding lists of flavors

I'm new to Chef and I think I'm missing something in reading the docs. I want to create servers using knife server create (options) but can't seem to find fully complete documentation on the ...
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Unable to connect to rackspace cloud server using putty after resize

I own a rackspace cloud server which worked fine. I used WinSCP and Putty to connect to it and manage it. Then I re-sized the instance adding some more memory. Now whenever I try connecting to it ...
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Anyone have real world experience with Rackspace Cloud Sites at high scale? [closed]

I have a pure web service application layer using .NET. I was originally planning to use Amazon EC2, but have recently been evaluating Rackspace Cloud Sites as a potential solution. The app uses ...
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Help needed with Amazon EC2 / rackspace cloud terminology, to pick a good provider

I have a rackspace linux server with 512 MB of RAM and a Linux Micro instance on EC2 (it has 613 MB of RAM). I wanted another bulkier instance for a new web app our company is deploying. I am ...
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Secure Debian LAMP Server Setup Shell Script for Rackspace Cloud

We recently deployed a Rackspace Cloud Server of the Debian (Lenny) flavour. The server basically just needs to be set up as a LAMP server, but it will need to be put through the tests of a PCI ...
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Keeping rackspace vserver alive

It appears to me that rackspace somehow freezes cloud VMs after some idle time. This means the first page request to a php page takes much longer to respond than the subsequent requests. I am ...
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Is it possible to have bandwidth or transfer caps with Linux on Rackspace Cloud?

I just set up a virtual Ubuntu 10.04 server with Rackspace Cloud. Is it possible to set a limit on the amount of data transferred within a given length of time? Ideally I would get an email notice ...
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Content- type to transfer different file types

I want to transfer multiple type of files like .jpg,.txt,.swf etc to Rackpace Files Cloud server using PHP API. What will be my content type? Will it be 'Content-Type: application/octet-stream' or ...
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Upload folder using Rackspace File Cloud

I want to transfer a folder containing different types of file from my server to Rackspace File Cloud using Rackspace File Cloud API for PHP. Can i transfer a folder to Rackspace File Cloud? What is ...
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Install cPanel on Rackspace Cloud servers

I'm on Rackspace cloud servers, and I'm trying to install cPanel It went through the whole process and its telling me that I need to change my hostname to a fully qualified domain name I tried ...
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Postfix issues sending mail to addresses under domain located on server

I recently installed virtualmin on my nice shiny new rackspace cloud. Everything went seemlessly but I've been having some issues getting emails to send properly. The problem seems to be that the ...
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What is a practical way to mirror an Amazon S3 bucket?

I want to mirror my Amazon S3 buckets. I want to do this because 1) I don't want all my data only existing with one provider; and 2) in case of software error or security breach I want to have the ...
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Internal IP addresses? How do you use them?

I currently use rackspace cloud servers. Here's the part of the FAQ that talks about them: http://cloudservers.rackspacecloud.com/index.php/Frequently_Asked_Questions#Do_you_offer_internal_IPs.3F So ...
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Understanding generally how emails are received / sent (dns records)

So I registered a domain name through google, and I'm going to set up a small server through rackspace's cloud servers. I'd prefer to keep my email going to google apps, rather than have to have my ...
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Rackspace Cloud: Trigger “Rebuild Application” programmatically

I am looking for a way to trigger the "Rebuild Application" functionality on a Cloud Site. I want to add this to a step in my build/release script. Here are the avenues I have gone down already: ...
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Are Rackspace's Cloud Servers really cloud hosting?

I may be confused about what cloud hosting really is... I asked Rackspace how its Cloud Server (CS) 256MB/10GB compares to Slicehost's 256slice VPS, and they said it's exactly the same (only ...