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Disable a service from starting at all runlevels?

I have a service foo which currently starts at runlevel 3 and above. How can I stop it from doing so, without using update-rc.d foo stop 3 ., which (if I understand it correctly) would turn off the ...
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How do I get apache to startup at bootime on Linux

I have installed apache2 from source on my Linux box. apachectl -k start works just fine, but how do I get apache to start at boot time? This is on a redhat distribution: Linux <hostname> ...
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Single Person ISV, What Type of Server Hardware do you Recommend? [closed]

I am planning on taking a small product of mine live soon. I was wondering what kind of hardware you would recommend for a new small website. Is using the 'Cloud'(Amazon) a good option. Or is it ...
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How to manage a global VM startup order across the whole datacenter?

Suppose you have a fully virtualized VMware infrastructure: ESXi, vCenter, vMotion, HA, DRS, the whole package. Inside, you have lots of VMs, which at any given time may reside on one host or another ...
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Windows services not starting automatically?

We've had some nasty time sync problems on our Windows Server 2008 R2 servers lately. I traced this back to something very simple: the Windows Time Service was not started! The time can't possibly ...
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EC2 Startup - How to Tell When Windows Ready?

I am working with Amazon EC2, and I have some Windows AMIs backed with EBS. When I launch a new instance from an EBS snapshot, the EC2Config service prepares the Windows machine for me. I know when ...
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What are the correct permissions for /etc/init.d/ scripts?

What are the correct permissions for /etc/init.d/ scripts and what chmod options sets them?
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Domain login very slow 10+ minutes

We are racking our brains trying to figure this problem out an are currently stuck! Basically we are having issues with some users taking ages to log in in the mornings, some times up to 20 minutes, ...
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Getting shell script to run as a daemon on CentOS?

EDIT: For some reason half of my post got truncated, not sure what happened. I will update soon and will post that it is updated here at the top. EDIT: I have updated the post again, sorry for the ...
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When a startup should hire a sys admin?

The startup is growing and you have now 5 full-time devs on your team. You have an older application which is up and running in production and a new web application almost ready to be released. You ...
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Launch Nginx on startup

I was able to install and run nginx, and passenger but i'm not able to have nginx come up whenever i reboot my server. To start the nginx process i just type in sudo /opt/nginx/sbin/nginx. From my ...
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control startup order of several servers

I'm looking for recommendations on how to control the startup order of a rack of machine should they all need to be booted back up. In more detail: Group1: DHCP/DNS/LDAP Server Group2: NFS ...
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Windows Group Policy Startup script is not executed at startup

I have written a .cmd file which calls ten different .exe files. I am able to run this .cmd file locally, on my server, and it works fine. When I use [gpedit.msc] (Group Policy Editor) for "Computer ...
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Start program on computer startup when nobody is logged on and show the window when someone does log on (OS: Windows)

I have a program that is launched on system startup using Task Scheduler on Windows Server 2012. The program must start even if the computer reboots automatially. Administrator is the account used to ...
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Tools/servers/services to run a web startup office

For a dev who doubles up as a sysadmin in small web startup, what services/servers/devices do you recommend running? I am also open to best-practices suggestions To get the ball rolling- here are ...
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Fastest time to get an EC2 instance running

I am considering moving from a VPS to EC2. EC2 is elastic and so is its pricing; I could boot my instance on demand, then let it shut down if it isn't active by the end of some hourly period. How ...
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SSH: How to start a process that won't end after system reboot?

Is there a way to do this so when I reboot my linux server the process will reopen on startup?
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Error starting postgresql server on ubuntu

I recently stopped the postgresql database (that was working perfectly), and after a couple of days, when I try to start it, I get the errors: 2011-01-03 23:56:27 CLST LOG: could not translate host ...
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Grub 1.99 default?

I have been running into an issue. I have my grub set to run the only OS on power on, and the BIOS to automatically restart the machine if it dies. The issue is that if the machine dies (from say a ...
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Why does rc.local require absolute paths? How can I run a script at startup that doesn't use them?

I have a script that runs at startup from rc.local in CentOS. This script contains a command to compile my erlang project using a third party build command called rebar. The rebar line fails to ...
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Mysql ndb cluster - node restart

I just setup a mysql cluster on a fairly decent baby (IBM x3650 M3) with 24GB memory, xeon 6core, SAS 6Gbps HDD. Running Debian Lenny 5. 64bits. Ndb version is 7.1.9a. Our database size on MyISAM is ...
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Windows XP hanging on login screen

I have been given two Eee PC 100HA to manage for some people, they are both running the same hardware and XP home but one is having some strange problems with logging on. The main problem is that it ...
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Run a command on Windows startup (not login!)

How do you tell Windows to run a command on each system startup? I have a large number of servers on which I will need to run a command on system startup that makes a non-persistent configuration ...
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Need a way to run a script on windows boot up prior to a user logging in

I need to run a custom script which runs when Windows boots up.I know its possible to run it when a user logs in but I want to run it when the system reboots i.e. prior to a user logging in. The OS in ...
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Centos 7. Freeradius fails to start on boot due to priority

I was messing around with FreeRADIUS and MySQL (MariaDB) and it seems FreeRADIUS service can't start properly on startup. But it starts fine using root user or in debug mode (radiusd -X) and works ...
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Tomcat won't start - how to check that port 8080 is not in use

Tomcat won't start, and it has worked perfectly before. I suspect something else is running on port 8080. I am running Windows Vista. How do I check that nothing else is using port 8080. I have ...
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What does userinit.exe do?

When Windows starts, by default userinit.exe runs. What exactly does this program do? I know what it does in general - e.g., initiates the logon script - but I am looking for the full details of all ...
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Is there reference documentation for CloudInit?

Ubuntu's CloudInit package is very useful; however, the only documentation I've found on all of the available options is in their examples: ...
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Unbricking a rack-mount server…VGA out is unresponsive, no network boot activity

I have an old rack-mount (4u) server which booted from the network (with PXE) when it was in use. I was aiming to install debian or wot not on the hard drives (it has 5), so I tried wireshark and a ...
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Cannot get Nginx to start on boot with Ubuntu

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and Nginx 1.2.1 which I compiled from source. I tried the below commands to get nginx to start on boot: $ sudo update-rc.d nginx default $ sudo update-rc.d nginx enable 2345 ...
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Windows pptp VPN at startup

I'd like to connect windows pptp client at startup. Is it possible? because I need a vpn link between two windows server and so (because it's a server) I don't want to let a logged user to the ...
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A servers hardware and software for a new startup

We are a new startup, and we don't have much money right now, but we want to invest what we should. We building a website that will let users to upload pictures, and have a galleries. It's very ...
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Linux: user defined daemons/services

I'm looking for a framework/library/environment so an ordinary user can set up it's own server processes. These processes should run under his uid as any other user process. However the definition of ...
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How to run a batch script before the windows Logon prompt appears?

I'm looking for a way of running a batch script once (and only once) on boot before the Windows XP Logon prompt appears on screen. What is the easiest way to do this? Also, I need to be able to run ...
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How can i run shell script at boot (start up)

How can i run shell script every time my system boot ( start up ) in linux (RHEL 5)?
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Missing all users startup folder, is there a way to make an active one?

The all users profile startup programs folder is missing under this path. The workstations are running windows 7. C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup Is there a way to ...
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How do I disable the OSX startup sound? [closed]

Is it possible to disable the start up sound on my MacBook Pro running OSX 10.5.6? I find it can be disturbing to others at certain times.
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Why is access to my database very slow? [closed]

I have a mysql database that used to work perfectly fine, but now it is dead slow on startup. When I type in $> mysql -u foo bar I get the following usual message for about 30 seconds before I ...
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Need help for a Unix startup script

I am very weak on unix shell scripting. Is there a way to create Unix shell script which will start on server boot time only, and will execute the following commands in order: # cd /mysql # ...
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How To Start NX/VNC Session At Ubuntu Boot Time?

I want an NX or VNC session to start automatically when an Ubuntu server boots up - without a monitor connected - loading a certain user's desktop and keeping it loaded and ready until I log in via NX ...
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Explain steps RedHat distros take to boot into Emergency mode?

Please, I am not looking for a rehash of what's stated in RedHat's documentation regarding emergency mode. I would like to know what steps are involved from the time grub hands off to the kernel to ...
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Small Business office of ~ 10 people: Ubuntu (stable) or other OS?

A small startup of approx 10 - 20 employees is looking into using Open Source / Free technology to save money on Operating System license fees, etc. Assuming an Admin is competent enough to 'keep up' ...
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Reload puppet on change of network configuration

We are using puppet version 2.7.11 on a debian client with autostart enabled (START=yes in /etc/default/puppet). We connect to the puppetmaster using a certificate with the FQDN ...
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mount can't find /dev

I get this message on my bootup screen: mount: mounting udev on /dev failed: No such device W: devtmpfs not available, falling back to tmpfs for dev How do I get rid of it and what does it mean? I ...
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How do I launch a process as a specific user at startup on OS X?

I would like to run a script as a particular user on startup (not on login). I thought a launchd LaunchDaemon would do it, but 'man launchd' says: "If you wish your service to run as a certain user, ...
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/etc/rc.local not being run on Ubuntu Desktop Install

I have been trying to get sphinx to run at boot, so I added some lines to /etc/rc.local but nothing happens when I start up. If i run it manually it works however. /etc/init.d/rc.local start works ...
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Run shell script at linux boot but only one time per day

Run shell script at linux boot (Start up) but only one time per day , How can i do it ? I am using Redhat enterprise linux 5
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Jetty 7 gives HTTP ERROR: 503 - service unavailable

I am getting the error 503 when I try to start Jetty. Does anyone know what this might mean. I am running Jetty 7 and starting it with the start.jar file. If anyone knows how to configure Jetty to ...
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Run Python script at startup using upstart

I'm trying to create an upstart script to run a python script on startup. In theory it looks simple enough but I just can't seem to get it to work. I'm using a skeleton script I found here and ...
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OS X 10.6 Apply ipfw rules at startup

I have a couple of firewall rules I would to like to apply at startup. I have followed the instructions from http://images.apple.com/support/security/guides/docs/SnowLeopard_Security_Config_v10.6.pdf ...