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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 ...
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Track bandwith usage by application

I have a server at Rackspace and noticed my server is suddenly sending out 2GB of data per month (this is atypical since I don't use it that much) How can I figure out what application is using that ...
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How to install Phusion Passenger using RVM on Rackspace server?

I am getting ready to start hosting my own Ruby applications. I already have RVM installed on my production server. Now I would like to install Passenger. I have Ruby 1.9.2 set as the default. I ...
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Can I deploy via Git to Rackspace Cloud Sites?

I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to deploy to Rackspace Cloud Sites via Git-push? I contacted the Rackspace support and all they can tell me is that I might be able to as long as I don't need ...
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What is the quickest way to get a new Rackspace server instance connected to a puppet master?

Right now I log into the new server put the puppet master in /etc/hosts install puppet change "START" to "yes" in /etc/default/puppet change "server" to puppet master name under [main] run agent ...
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Puppet write hosts using api call

I'm trying to write a puppet function that calls my hosting environment (rackspace cloud atm) to list servers, then update my hosts file. My get_hosts function is currently this: require 'rubygems' ...
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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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Rackspace Cloud Server and personal domains [closed]

Can someone give me a no-nonsense, easy to understand explanation of the process for setting a domain I've registered at Namecheap to resolve to my Rackspace cloud server? This is not Rackspace Cloud ...
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Active Directory in the cloud

My company is considering implementing Active Directory and Windows Server to manage our local network and workstations. The main benefits sought are central management of machines, security ...
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Dedicated or Cloud server hosting for 5000 daily unique visitors [closed]

I am playing with very limited budget for ecommerce app. I am not sure how the growth pattern will be. So want to start with minimal config with capacity to scale. To start with support for ...
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Is there an easy way to deploy a Rails 3.1 assets bundle to RackSpace CloudFiles

I recently built out a CDN using Amazons' S3 service and CloudFront. It is super easy to setup with the new assets management in rails 3.1. However, my other project has an established hosting on ...
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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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Setting up multiple web servers - Cloud

Our site traffic has grown large enough that we need to implement two web servers. We've signed up for the RackSpace cloud and we're wanting to move our eCommerce platform accross. We're running ...
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Dedicated server hosting with your own server

Is that possible? I notice that monthly prices go up when the more powerful your server. I'd like to avoid the raise in pricing by using my own home-built rackable-server. I would like to send my ...
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Are relative-path symlinks reliable on Rackspace Cloud Sites?

Rackspace's Cloud Sites have a lot of stupid limitations. For example, no SSH (in or out), no shell, no RSYNC, etc... (even through cron). Recently I learned that you can't reliably use symlinks in ...
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HTTPS Lookup of SSL Cert Slow

We setup a new Rackspace to shift capacity from our an existing server we have that is overtaxed. During this process we setup a new SSL cert using the command line instead of WHM / cPanel tools that ...
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External load balancer solutions between EC2 and Rackspace

I have a website primarily hosted on EC2 with the backends (MySql) replicated async to a Rackspace store. I am also planning to have a suite of web server, cache & db on standby at Rackspace in ...
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Buffer/Cache overflow Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Xen Rackspace

I'm running: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server AMD64 in a 512MB XEN paravirtualized environment. lighttpd v1.4.26 PHP v5.3.8 MySQL v5.1.41-3ubuntu12 The issue is: I first started on a '256MB account' which ...
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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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ubuntu server monitoring and troubleshooting

I have a rackspace cloud server running Ubuntu 10. The http font-end is nginx 1.0.2. There are multiple java web app instances running on Play!Framework, which in turn built on Netty stack. I found ...
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What type of rack is used to host Netgear and cisco routers and switches? [closed]

I'm a Masters student doing a project on how to design and deploy networks in an industry environment. Theoretically, I have 6 Netgear ProSafe fs750 switches and a Cisco 3750 24T-S switch and want to ...
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Using Load Balancer in Rackspace cloud for website HA

I have tested tomcat specific clustering with apache mod_jk and mod_proxy on ubuntu local VMs for our website high availability and load balancing. The real servers are hosted by Rackspace cloud ...
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Rack tool for measuring cabling?

I'm looking for a tool that can be used to measure the length of Cat 6 cables that need to be installed in a comms rack. I won't be making the cables myself. For example the length of a cable required ...
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Can Cloudstack be used to manage Rackspace Cloud servers

Specifically, I'm looking at the latest version of Cloudstack, the 2.2.9.1RC.. I can't find in the documentation anything specifically saying whether cloudstack supports or does not support Rackspace ...
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How to meter rackspace+Akamai usage

On our system(which is based on Rackspace cloud and uses integrated Akamai CDN) we want to cap usage of our cloud files and CDN and bill users accordingly. If I look at API set exposed by Rackspace ...
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How does Load Balancing Work? [closed]

I can't figure out how a load balancer works. Say for example on Rackspace cloud servers. You have one instance with all your stuff Do you clone that instance, so there are really two identical ...
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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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Rackspace for Django Hosting

I am working on a project right now and I am looking for hosting solutions that might fit for it. The project is written in Django. I was looking at rackspace and liked it a lot from its ideas and ...
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Plesk Alternatives?

I’m a recently hired developer at my company. We have dedicated Linux servers with RackSpace which currently use Plesk. I find Plesk to be confusing and unwieldy. For example I went to assign some ...
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How to build and run a machine room?

The last guy quit (I think a lot of adventures begin this way?) and I've been given the job to build a new machine room. I am coordinating with 2 engineers, campus ITS, campus Facilities Management, ...
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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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“Cloud” file storage Vs. Self-Managed Servers (What's the big deal with cloud?)

So I'm just going to jump right in to the maths; My web host offers a server with 5x2TB drives, unmetered 1GB/s connection and can provision servers in 5 different data-centers, for ~$200/month. If I ...
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How can Rackspace cloud servers be set up with an EC2 type approach to firewalls?

I'm looking at using Rackspace cloud servers for some Windows based web hosting, and having used Amazon EC2 for similar projects before, I was disappointed to find Rackspace don't employ the EC2 ...
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How do I backup files stored in Rackspace Cloud Files container to an Amazon s3 bucket

I'm currently storing PDF reports in a Rackspace cloud files container. These files are generated from a web application. I'm keen to find a way to sync these files to an Amazon s3 container as a form ...
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Replicate Rackspace Cloud for Disaster Recovery?

Does anyone know how, if possible, I can replicate a Rackspace Cloud instance X to another instance, Y, for disaster recovery? So if cloud X goes down or has a problem the website will be served from ...