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kill -9 a postgres process

A postgres SELECT query ran out of control on our DB server and started eating up tons of memory and swap until the server ran out of memory. I found the particular process via ps aux | grep postgres ...
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Adding 60TB Storage to an SLES 10 Server

I have to add some archive\staging storage to an SLES 10 Server. The requirement is to present fairly large volumes (9-20TB each approx, 60TB or so in total) that will be used to store archive data ...
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How to configure vsftpd to allow root logins?

I'm on SLES 10.1, and trying to configure vsftpd to allow root logins. Does anyone know how to do this? So far, I have this: local_enable=YES chroot_local_user=NO userlist_enable=YES ...
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mount: unknown filesystem type 'linux_raid_member'

I have Suse Linux 12.1 and i am trying to mount a single RAID 1 disk, to explore the files in it. However when mounting it: # mount /dev/sdc1 /mnt/test mount: unknown filesystem type ...
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How to create an RPM for Suse

I need to install version 1.4 of Subversion on a Suse 10.1 (64 bit) box. I can't change either of these two versions and there isn't an RPM for this distro. After looking around I assume that I'll ...
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How similar is Ubuntu to SUSE Enterprise

I have a question for SysAdmins who know many flavors of Linux. I need to be familiar with SUSE Enterprise for a job, but I currently have no access to the enterprise edition. I also would prefer to ...
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How to add a user without knowing the encrypted form of the password?

I use the following command to create a user in a linux machine: useradd -d /home/dummy -g idiots -m -p 12345689 dummy The user is created and the home directory as well. The problem is that I ...
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What's SUSE linux? Why does it cost more on Amazon EC2?

What's the difference between EC2's "linux/unix" server, and "SUSE Linux" ? Why does SUSE cost more? Is it better?
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Replacing a Hard Disk with a clone fails

I just cloned a disk (A) using dd into the same kind of disk (B): dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/sdb Now, I want to boot the server with new disk (B) instead of old (A). But i getting an error during ...
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Syslog-ng: how to log severity/facility?

Here is the system: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 syslog-ng with predefined syslog-ng.conf messages in /var/log/messages look like: Feb 8 09:29:53 sles1 sshd[17529]: Accepted ...
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SLES 10 SP4 (x86_64) - HP Proliant DL380 G4 - Becomes unresponsive randomly

Had the misfortune of upgrading a HP Proliant DL380 G4 from SLES 10 SP2 (i586) to SLES 10 SP4 (x86_64). Although the installation completed smoothly, the server became unresponsive after a couple of ...
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iptables SSH connection logging

Is it possible to only write a log-entry when a connection is established ? I have tried: iptables -I OUTPUT -p tcp --dport 22 -j LOG --log-level notice --log-prefix "outgoing ssh connection" to ...
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Corrupt tar (Resulting folder smaller than packed file)

I have an issue with a tarball created on a SuSe 10.3 Server version. The .tar file has a size of 6.5 GB but if I untar it under Ubuntu 9.10 the resulting folder only has a size of 1.5 GB. commands ...
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Time-based 32-bit overflow in Java? Or SLES11?

This is Tomcat 6.0.18, Java 1.7.0_03 (32-bit), and SLES11 SP2 (64-bit). As for kernel information: $ uname -a Linux server-1 3.0.13-0.27-default #1 SMP Wed Feb 15 13:33:49 UTC 2012 (d73692b) x86_64 ...
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Where can I get krb5-libs & krb5-workstation ?

I have been searching for the following packages : krb5-libs & krb5-workstation, for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (i586). Unfortunately, I can't find anything. Does someone have an idea where ...
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how to detect a process which is continuosly eating the disk space

on our linux system (suse), one of the partition is nfs-mounted and some process is continuously eating the disk space in it, leaving behind zero bytes to write. How can I figure out this process or ...
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How to display SSH banner at login, but only for password authentication

I have a warning message that is displayed to a user after they enter their username to log in to our Linux servers. I only want to display this message for password authentications, and not when ...
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SLES - examine data 'under' a mountpoint

I've got a SUSE Linux (SLES) system where after a power outage, one of the directories appears to be out of date. It has got some mount points for various logical volumes e.g. /dir -> lv1 ...
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VSFTP Config to send users to specific folders

I have approximately 30 users on a box. Those users are in overlapping groups(about 6-10 groups). I need them to be able to land in a specific folder based on their group assignment when they FTP in. ...
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SLES 11 SDK repositories

is there a way to add SLES 11 SDK repositories without having to download and burn the ISO ?
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Specifying network settings during SLES 11 auto installation

I'm setting up an autoinst.xml file for auto-installing SLES 11. I get prompted for the various interface settings per below, but they don't seem to stick once the server reboots. I don't think I ...
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FQDNs during migration from syslogd to syslog-ng

I'm migrating from syslogd to syslog-ng on SLES 9 server (syslog-ng at stock version 1.6.8). The server happens to be a loghost for some remote loggers. How do I configure syslog-ng to assure maximum ...
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Is there a CentOS equivalent for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server?

Is there an equivalent distribution that is to SUSE Linux Enterprise Server what CentOS is to Red Hat Enterpise Linux?
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Why wget doesn't read HTTP_PROXY in uppercase format?

I know in unix/linux the enviroment variables are uppercase, like LD_LIBRARY_PATH ; HOME ; $USER and so on. Today playing with wget I saw this commands just uses lowercase enviroment variables: env | ...
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Where are the repos with development tools for SUSE (SLED 11)?

I've just got a new netbook from HP with SLED 11 pre-installed. It works OK, but I cannot find the software I need in the online repostories. I am a FreeBSD and Debian user, so for me, "if it's not in ...
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Data Center Automation tools and Novell Suse Linux?

I'm looking for info to automate the patching/updating process for several hundred Suse machines. Apart from Zenworks and SMT is there other patch management/automation tools you know with good ...
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Kibana /etc/init.d scripts

I am having a hard time adapting the init.d start up scripts I have found for Kibana on the internet. I am experienced with RedHat/Centos but we have standardized on Suse Enterpise Linux here at ...
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SLES Devel Packages?

It seems SLES 11.2 (and OpenSUSE) are missing many devel (dev) packages common in other distros such as Ubuntu Server or CentOS. I understand that packages / deps may be wrapped up in other-named ...
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SLES partitionless Installation

Windows VMWare guests can easily be resized live. For linux guests I've used LVM (add disk, partprobe, add disk to vg, lvextend, resize2fs). This works. I've just stumbled across the sketch of better ...
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suse-multiple nic's same subnets issue

I have a system with two NICs with 4 ip addresses (eth0,1,2,3) on two different subnets (x.x.230.x and x.x.221.x). Problem when our network Engineer shuts down one switch port, 2 ip's on same subnet ...
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Can I configure resolv.conf to use a specific nameserver for a domain?

Can I configure resolv.conf to use a specific nameserver for a domain? e.g.: nameserver internal.thekelleys.org.uk 192.168.1.1 nameserver 192.168.0.1 I don't want to list *.test.com in /etc/hosts; ...
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Installing packages without internet access

I am trying to install git on a SUSE linux server that, to all intents and purposes, doesn't have internet access. It would appear that I also need to install some dependencies for git. Is there ...
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Why do I get a “using password: YES” error even when I don't give the -pXXXX parameter?

I'm getting this error when softweb:~ # mysql ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'root'@'localhost' (using password: YES) I'm not even inputting the password and its telling me that I'm ...
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Heartbeat on SLES 11

I am trying to setup Linux-HA (Heartbeat) on a new SLES 11 Server anyone know of a good step-by-step for this the site's docs leave a little to be desired... Thanks!
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Installing SP2 on SLES 11 overwrote /etc/init.d/boot.local

From what I understand, the file /etc/init.d/boot.local is a perfectly legit place to sprinkle a few extra commands you would like to be run when SLES 11 starts up. However, when our organization ...
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Linux SUSE - How to install PHP 5.3.x on SUSE?

I'm trying to install php 5.3.x on Suse/linux platform, but whenever I install and check it with phpinfo(); it shows php 5.2. Any idea how to deal with it? please provide the detailed instructions. ...
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Amazon EC2: Can we use our own license for Suse Linux? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you help me with my software licensing question? We have an existing SUSE Linux server with license we want to move to Amazon EC2. I want to know if we can pay the ...
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Setting up tomcat autostart on Linux?

So I have a java web app on tomcat installed on the server. How can I setup auto start for it so that it starts up automatically when the server is restarted?
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Novell Clustering Problem

I am trying to cluster 3 servers to then mount an NSS. I have all 3 configured and ready to roll. The only problem is none of them are apart of any cluster. When I run the: "cluster join" command I ...
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Xen Dom0 could not find boot device (or any disk)

I have a brand new DELL server running SLES11 SP1 where I am trying to install my very first Xen Hypervisor. So I installed "Hypervisor and Tools" via YaST (excluding graphical elements), which ...
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SuSE 11: “top” CPU percentages don't add up

Running "top -b" on my SLES 11sp2 system produces the output below. The Cpu(s) line reports 33.7% CPU usage in user space, but if you add up the %CPU column in the process listing you only get 4.9% ...
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LVM: “Couldn't find device with uuid” yet blkid finds the UUID

I have a SLES 11.2 PPC (3.0.58-0.6.6-ppc64) system that lost track of its volume group (containing LVs with data that is not critical but would be rather nice to get back). The disks are connected ...
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Login script on windows client does not map drives correctly

This script is located in the OU container of a sample Organization tree in an eDirectory that I created for the purpose of exploring and troubleshooting. This is not a critical/ live system setup. ...
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Can't ping other machines at Linux VPN PPTP server's local lan from outside

Before anything else, hello guys, this is the first time I ask for something here so I hope someone can give me a hand, please look at the following network diagram: ...
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/etc/profile.d and “ssh -t”

I wanted to run a script on a remote machine. The simple solution is this: ssh remote1 some-script This works until the remote script doesn't want to connect to another remote machine (remote2) ...
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Redirect local, not internal, requests using SuSEfirewall2 or an iptables rule

I have a server that is running a web application deployed on Tomcat and is sitting in a test network. We're running SuSE 11 sp1 and have some redirection rules for incoming requests. For example we ...
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Plone ERROR ZServer uncaptured python exception

Afternoon, I'm running Plone 2.5.3 on SLES 10. With a separate Apache server (192.168.6.80) using mod rewrite to access Plone. Recently been experiencing slow performance loading pages. When I ...
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RDAC MPP driver erratic path fail-over errors

In my central syslog I can see a some instances ofo the following error from LSI's RDAC multi-pathing driver for Linux. [RAIDarray.mpp]MY_NICE_STORAGE_ARRAY:1:0:7 Cmnd-failed try alt ctrl 0. vcmnd SN ...
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How to install VNC server on Linux SUSE EC2 instance?

Assuming I can ssh to my Linux instance (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1) as root and that I can transfer files into it - how do I install a VNC server (let's say RealVNC free version) on the ...
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eth0 and eth1 both assigned same IP on boot

I have a physical SLES 11 SP2 server on a Sun Fire x4140 that is giving me problems with networking upon reboot. The NICs are onboard. The networking appears successful during boot, but network ...