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How to copy DNS zones from Slicehost to DNSmadeasy

It seems that Slicehost DNS doesn't offer AXFR, but it does have an API. I have about 20 domains in Slicehost DNS and I'd like to automate the export process if possible. I've been trying to figure ...
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Upgrading Fedora distribution with yum distro-sync fails with Error: Protected multilib versions

Using these instructions we are carrying out a yum upgrade on a Slicehost slice (NB. this is not a Rackspace vhost, if it was we could probably just do a standard install of the latest Fedora distro) ...
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Are there any good alternatives to Slicehost's built-in backup system? [closed]

I use Slicehost for my VPS needs and am generally very pleased with them. They charge $12.50 per month for their backup service. It seems like the system has been designed to be idiot proof. In their ...
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Causes of HTTP to be down, but not HTTPS?

I came into work to a problem I haven't run into before, and was curious to see if anyone here might have any ideas about what may have caused it. We run a VPS from Slicehost and sometime yesterday, ...
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What gotchas should I be aware of before transitioning from my VPS to Amazon's elastic cloud?

I see that there are lots of VPS/cloud questions, but they all seem geared towards choosing for a new project - I'm interested in switching teams. For the last 18 months or so, I've been very happy ...
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Change Slicehost operating system without losing data

I want to change the operating system on a Slicehost VPS. I'd like to do this in the least painful way possible, so I'm trying to figure out a way to do it without building a new slice from scratch ...
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Slicehost verses Amazon EC2

What are the plus's and minus's of both of these companies and services?
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What is the worst distro on Linode? [closed]

We are going to move from Slicehost to Linode (the 1024MB ram) to host our website. Now we have to take a distribution. After discussing, the remaining candidates are: Arch Linux 2010.05 Debian 5.0 ...
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How do I enable the IMAP functions in PHP?

I have a LAMP box running Ubuntu, Apache 2 and PHP5 with Slicehost. I'm a bit new to all this sysadmin stuff (I'm primarily a web developer). I need to use the IMAP functions in PHP, but they don't ...
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How to associate a domain name and IP address?

The situation is as follows: I am renting a dedicated server using SliceHost. On this server I have installed a small HTTPServer. I can verify that it works by nativating directly to its IP address ...
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Issue with www to non www redirect

I am on slicehost and I followed the articles that they gave for DNS redirection and the www to non www url redirection does work. However, what if I want a www.domain.com to be the default domain. ...
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What benefit do I get from using a 64-bit server? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What benefits are there to running a 64-bit Operating System? I bought a small 256MB slice from slicehost and installed Ubuntu 10.04 64bit and wordpress on it. ...
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slicehost google apps mx settings

I am banging my head against the wall on this one. I followed the MX setup tutorials for Google Mail and it didn't work. Currently, after deleting those records and adding the ones google suggested I ...
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Nginx redirect one domain to another

I have two domain's set up on my server. Domain 1 is configured with google apps so that mail.domain1.com goes to google's mail. However, I would like domain1.com to redirect to domain2.com. ...
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DNS Problems with .me domain

I recently registered a .me domain through GoDaddy. I set the nameservers to my slicehost servers immediately, and that change has been reflected in the .me WHOIS since day one. However, after ...
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OTP vs Ssh Keys

I am trying to decide whether OTP (Wikid) or Ssh Keys would be practically more secure in the following scenarios : Option 1 - Wikid OTP : 3 Servers @ Slicehost; shared private network over which ...
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CNAME causing “Server Not Found” with AWS S3

I have a goDaddy site with a CNAME record set up to look at a specific bucket in my S3 account. It works fine and loads files without problem. I have a server with SliceHost that has a CNAME record ...
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Slice for just memcache?

So I have all of my sites hosted at Slicehost and right now have each application on a separate slice. Would it make sense to get a separate slice setup for just memcache and have my separate apps ...
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User cron jobs are not running but system jobs are

wouldn't be posting here if I hadn't tried everything I could find on the interwebs...would appreciate any guidance from a seasoned sysadmin. Here is my problem: cron jobs in /etc/cron.daily, ...
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Slicehost too much swap usage

I currently have a website running on Slicehost. It is running the MySource Matrix CMS which does take up a fair amount of resources. Every once in a while, I get an alert from slice host saying ...
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Slicehost vs Linode [closed]

Slicehost.com vs Linode.com Which one do you recommend? Are there any major differences between these two? What are your personal experience?
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Locked out of my Slicehost.com Ubuntu box

--- Latest Edit ----------------------------------- Thanks to all who helped but I'm still stuck. I'm desperate now. Any other processes to restart besides the sshd? I don't know which directions to ...
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Upgrading Fedora 10 to 11 on Slicehost

I have used the following instructions: # yum -y update # yum install preupgrade # preupgrade-cli # reboot It could not upgrade grub and after a reboot its still Fedora 10. The problem seems to be ...
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How to setup bazaar on slicehost

I managed to install bazaar on slicehost - but I am not sure how to make the repository web accessible. Any suggestions?
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Ruby processes showing high cpu activity

I have three virtual linux servers running on Slicehost. Two of them are running 2.6.24-23-xen one is running 2.6.18-xen. All three servers are running almost identical software but the behaviour of ...
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jetty 6.x on ubuntu jaunty 9.04

I am a complete newbie - to sys admin. Actually, I don't know if I should ask this to developers or sys admins. I am trying to configure a 256mb slice on slicehost - intending to install Jetty 6/7. I ...
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3answers
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Scrollback not working in terminal window (ssh session)

I have an ubuntu slice at slicehost, which means it is a DomU on a Xen host - and it's a pretty stripped down installation. The thing that bugs me is that scrolling back in the terminal using ...
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Slicehost Alternatives [closed]

What are some good alternatives to the virtual private server company sliceshost? I would like a few alternates providers.
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How can I upgrade my Slicehost VPS Ubuntu 7.10 slice to 8.10?

I have an Ubuntu 7.10 slice on Slicehost running my main web server. I want to update to Ubuntu 8.10 because the repositories are gone for 7.10 and I want the latest security and application ...