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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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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Best cat6 patch panels? Is price really a factor?

I can go down to my local graybar right now and purchase some AllenTel 48 Port Cat 6 Patch panels I need (part number AT66-PNL-48). They are $275 each. That seems a bit high considering I've seen ...
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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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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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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 ...
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Static IP on a cloud computing/hosting provider? [closed]

I know Amazon's EC2 does NOT allow true static IP allocation to the virtual machine instances, but i'm wondering if any of the other cloud hosting providers do? I'm trying to find out if Rackspace ...
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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 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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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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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 ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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% ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Rackspace offsite backup

Is it necessary to do offsite backups when you're on Rackspace? Rackspace does daily image backups of the server, which does backups every half hour. If the server is hacked, and all backups are ...
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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 ...
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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 ...