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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 https://lon.servers.api.rackspacecloud.com/v1.1/xxxxxxxxx/servers/xxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxx-xxxxxxxxx-...
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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 Set Reverse DNS for Rackspace Next Generation Cloud Servers?

The dashboard for Rackspace's next generation of servers doesn't have an option to set the reverse DNS for a cloud server. You have to use the Rackspace Cloud API. How do I use the API to set up the ...
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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 I'...
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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 policies,...
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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 5000-...
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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 ...