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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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Rackspace cloud sites to local server backup

I use rackspace cloud sites and don't have accsess to SSH or RSYNC on their servers, but I do access to SSHFS. I would like to be able to backup my cloud site to my local Ubuntu server, which has ...
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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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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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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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How to download the saved images in the Rackspace cloud server?

I wonder if someone know how could I download the saved server image in a Rackspace cloud server. I have been searching and nothing found even in the Rackspace knowledge base. I know it is stored in ...
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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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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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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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For EC2 and RackSpace Cloud: Is there a Windows equivalent of Unix 'CPU steal time'?

This thread has a great write up relevant for hyper-V. But it is very hyper-V specific. It does not address how to measure cpu steal on Win servers in EC2 and RS Cloud environments (I have tried the ...
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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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KeepAliveD, Rackspace Cloud, Unicast - both LB's enter MASTER state…?

I have set up two HAProxy Load Balancers in an Active->Passive pair. KeepAliveD will be used for failover between MASTER and BACKUP servers. Like most clouds, Multicast is not supported so I cannot ...
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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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What are my options with a downloaded Rackspace cloud image?

I've got an unresponsive Rackspace slice that has defied all attempts at accessing. I created an emergency image from this and deleted it, downloading the files that compromise the image to a local ...
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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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Reclaiming Space That 'df' Says Should Be Available

I have a linux server hosted on one of Rackspace's CloudServers and it is showing that I have both no room available, yet also shows I have 12GB not used on the root partition. This server's only job ...
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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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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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MySQL shutting down without worning, out of memory?

I'm scratching my head on this. I have New Relic tracking, and my log files on the server, but MySQL keeps stopping, and all I have is this when I check logs, New Relic has nothing. Only thing I'm ...
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Incremental backups from Rackspace Cloud Files to Amazon Glacier [closed]

Is there a software product/module (open-source or commercial) that can provide incremental backups from Rackspace Cloud Files to Amazon Glacier? We are looking for something that will provide the ...
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Bootstrap access on rackspace Windows instance

I am currently using rackspace cloud servers with ubuntu images, and they are mostly provisioned using fabric (a python based to to automate commands over SSH). Now I would also like to start testing ...
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issues getting apache to serve phpmyadmin from subdomain

After years of using managed servers I'm finally getting my feet wet with setting up a webserver (using rackspace cloud). Here is how I have things setup: Server A (hosted with servint.com, manages ...
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Rackspace Linux Server Crashing

I recently made the move to The Cloud from a bare metal server for personal use and I couldn't be happier. Except for one thing: My server crashes about once a week. Rackspace has been really great ...
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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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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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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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Can connect to shared folder on a Rackspace Cloud Windows Server 2012, but access denied when accessing

I have a Windows Server 2012 (non-domain) with a folder that's shared out as TestShare. The share permissions are Everyone has full access, and there is a local user TestUser that has full access to ...
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Is it possible to serve files from Rackspace Cloudfiles from nginx?

I'm storing a bunch of content in Rackspace's cloudfiles, and I need to serve that content to the client, but securely. It's not like these are super secret files, but putting them on a publicly ...
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Deploying to Rackspce Cloud using Cloud Foundry and VMC

I'm just wondering how do I use Cloud Foundry VMC to deploy my application to different cloud providers? In particular Rackspace Cloud. I know there are services that use cloud foundry like AppFog, ...
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Rackspace cloud recomendations

What tools do you use to help you manage your cloud, specially with rackspace cloud? Things like Provisioning, Monitoring, Autoscaling, Alerting etc... I'm just a developer, and for a little while ...
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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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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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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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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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mdadm: Growing a RAID0 Array Weirdness

I have created 3 RAID0 arrays using mdadm on 3 Rackspace CloudServers using Rackspace's CloudBlockStorage as their devices. Each array has their own set of CBS volumes. RS-CBS has an upper limit of ...
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Raid1 disk degraded after reboot

I'm testing a Rackspace cloud server and have two Cloud Block Storage volumes set up in a Raid1 configuration. There are no system files on these volumes, they're purely for storage. Everything ...
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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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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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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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Backup files served on a cdn

I am thinking about using a CDN to serve my static files, rackspace cloud files to be exact. I am wondering is it normal to backup these files? Is there even a way to back them up?
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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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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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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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Varnish caching layer vs load balancer

We have around 10-15 different websites which at the moment are hosted on two Rackspace cloud servers with 4GB RAM. These two servers are totally independent of each other, we randomly choose a ...
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Unable to send mail to hotmail from rackspace cloud

I'm having issue sending mail from postfix on a rackspace cloud instance for my domain. Hotmail says "550 SC-001 (SNT0-MC4-F35) Unfortunately, messages from 198.101.x.x weren't sent. Please contact ...