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Better way to do [linux] system & environment validation?

Is there a better way to do environment validation? Usecase is a virtualized environment nearing 300 servers created by someone else, and need to validate before accept them (i.e. before I install ...
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Why does SYSTEM “Privilege Use” event cause another program to crash?

This is an odd one that I've been trying to track down for while. I am not a server administrator, but a programmer/developer, but, sadly, at my company, I probably have the most knowledge of how to ...
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hide system databases sql server management studio [migrated]

I have installed sql server express 2008 and also sql server management studio. I've successfully configured remote connectivity and created a database user and password. my problem is that in the ...
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Server crash with ascii NUL characters in syslog ( ^@^@^@… )

I have some dedicated server hosted by a OVH (French service provider). OS : Ubuntu 12.04 x64 A few months ago, one of my server crashed. The only weird thing was some "ASCII NUL" caracters in the ...
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understanding resolv.conf nameserver through system calls [closed]

I am trying to understand how /etc/resolv.conf /etc/nsswitch.conf exactly works and what is significance of nameserver entry 127.0.1.1 I did strace ping google.com to get to know about the system ...
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Clearing/Deleting Docker Logs

On our docker implementation on GCE, we are running out of space on the root file system. Since images themselves are stored on a separate 1TB volume, the images themselves shouldnt be the problem. ...
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Prepping a virtual appliance

Before converting a running virtual machine to an OVA (redistributable virtual appliance), what does one need to do to ensure it is in a ready state so the instances of the OVA don't bring along ...
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What is the difference between sar -B verses sar -W

I am trying to understand why my system is running slowly. I found the sar command, but wanted to know the difference between sar -B and sar -W I read the man page, and I understand that -B gives me ...
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Separate io input/output in linux [closed]

My question is really short. Sometimes we have to separate i/o from a machine for example case of remote file system ? Why we do that ?
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Management of system directory in linux using git

I'm using puppet to manage my linux systems. I have to use /etc/puppet directory to keep manifest files instead of user home directory, and I want to manage them by git. But because /etc/puppet's ...
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How to start a new instance of QEMU based on the same image and snapshot?

I have a QEMU image (qcow2) with a snapshot stored in it. Right now I'm using libvirt to start it. However, I want to be able to run more than one instance of the same image+snapshot. I guess I can ...
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apt-get dist-upgrade wants to install x11 on a router?

I have a small router running with debian 6 I now wanted to upgrade the whole thing to 7 It has no webserver running, only dhcp and some iptables for firewalls... I installed it with debian netinstall ...
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SYSTEM user to schedule tasks on Win 2003 server?Impact?

I wish to schedule a bat file on my Win 2003 server without a password. The requirement is to run it everyday at a specific time. We use expiring passwords and do not have a non expiring account. I ...
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How to boot to BIOS - IBM System X3400 M3

I need help to boot to BIOS for my IBM System X3400 M3. What I know is pressing F12 to boot to BIOS. But every time I presses F12 it never go to BIOS. Instead it boots to my ESXi. UEFI is very slow. ...
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Full system backup - different drive types

I have workstations I deploy regularly that all have the same configuration. The problem I'm encountering is; the primary Windows 7 x64 drive is a standard 120gb SSD with a NTFS. The secondary ...
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When does Windows Server update time for DST?

When does Windows Server update the system time to reflect the DST change? We're in EST time and we just had the DST time change on the past Sunday. We expected our servers to transition from 1:59:59 ...
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In-Place upgrade of windows server 2008 r2 standard to Enterprise [closed]

Where do I find/download DISM utility to perform In-Place upgrade of windows server 2008 r2 standard to enterprise? B/c when I launched the >DISM /Online /Get-CurrentEdition from Administrator Command ...
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Checking server specifications

Pretty basic question. I've had someone alert me to a concern that the initial IT firm that setup the server environment where I currently am did not install hardware to the specifications specified ...
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Create mysql database and user with only system root privileges but not mysql root privileges

I have been granted root privileges to a server for a class project. I need to create mysql databases and users. I without tracking down the right people at the university do not have mysql root ...
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run as administrator has more permissions than SYSTEM

I have a Windows service that I can run either as a service or in a console. The program requires administrator access. When running in a console "as Administrator", the program works fine. When ...
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Programmatic method for getting to Windows 8.1 “System Image Recovery”

I'm working in an environment were my users are reverting to an earlier OS "Snapshot" several times a day. We use the built in System image recovery tool in windows 8.1 which points to a recovery ...
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CentOS Tuned Equivalent For Debian

Running a few systems, a few are Debian which have been great. I have on the CentOS boxes tuned(tuned-adm) installed and setup for throughput. I searched all over Google and only found some articles ...
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Create and set up a label printing system with templates

this is a suggestion I'm asking since I'd like to get pointed to the right direction. Quick story of my company situation: we've been asked to pay crazy money to get an old printing label solution ...
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Rackable 2U LCD Personalization

So I have several of these machines, however rather than physically labeling them (which I'd rather not do because there is really no place to do it, I would like to have the computer name displayed ...
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LVM system space is not consistent

I have found some problem in my server, here it is: df -H | columt -t Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on /dev/mapper/vg_test-lv_home 212G 177G 25G 88% ...
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What authentication methods use the system clock to assist authentication?

What authentication methods use the system clock to assist authentication? I have encountered issues in the past with CA and my system clock being slightly out of what sync with what it should be in ...
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Difference between chroot and jail

I read this tutorial - https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BasicChroot - and what I understood is that, chroot is the process of changing the / while the new restricted environment created is the ...
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cannot useradd/adduser when /etc/{passwd,shadow,group} are symlink (debian squeeze)

i'm having trouble with useradd when im moving /etc/passwd /etc/shadow /etc/group from /etc to /home and create a symlink in order to have /etc/{passwd,shadow,group} respecively pointing ...
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Windows “net use” command throwing error, “System error 1909 has occurred” [duplicate]

What is the likely cause of this, if the command is run on Windows Server 2008? It appears that this account is an administrator on this box. I'm running the Windows command line as an administrator ...
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How do sysadmins perform large tasks quickly? [closed]

See this scenario:- "Hello, I would like the user 'bob' created on these servers with sudo rights: list of 10 IP's" How does a Unix sysadmin typically go about creating the user 'bob' with sudo ...
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How to create unreadable files in linux [closed]

I have a configuration file with me and want to make the file unreadable to others.. What can be done with it?? Encryption is a way to do it.. But Encryption makes the file uninstallable in Linux ...
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Bandwidth Aggregation [duplicate]

I have two ILL connections of 2 Mbps from different ISP's. How could I merge both the connections to get the merged bandwidth. Also I want to give the single range IP address like : 192.168.x.x to my ...
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Where to put system partition on 12 disk hardware raid setup

I'm going to rent a server with 12 SATA disks hardware raid(planned to be configured as raid5), and I'm wondering what's the best practice where to put system partition in that case and the most ...
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Why do I have more users logged on than there are?

On an old GNU/Linux Ubuntu box I see something like lorenzo@metropolis:~ $ w 09:58:18 up 651 days, 19:30, 5 users, load average: 0.28, 0.30, 0.24 The problem is, I am logged on other three ...
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Troubles with Dovecot + Webmin on Debian 6.0

I installed Apache, PHP5, MySQL and Webmin on a vps. I host my website on that. I completely reinstalled whole VPS with fresh installation of Postfix and Dovecot. But Dovecot fails to start, so ...
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How to install email system on Debian 6.0

As title says i wanna full email support on my Debian 6.0 VPS. It can send/Receive emails thround roudcube or something I cann add more email accounts to my domain I used Google and didn't find ...
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Difference between network and system admins' duties [closed]

After the network is set, really exist any difference between both roles? According to first Google results, network admin tasks after configure the network is check firewalls, proxies, create and ...
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Managing multiple linux\freebsd server? [closed]

I currently have 5 FreeBSD servers that I'm handling on my own. I just bought 10 more servers and I want to start using some centralized configuration system like Puppet. I was wondering if there ...
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How to know which disk partition is mysql and domain/php/web files is installed?

I want to ask what ssh command or any way I will know which disk partition is mysql and php is installed? Thanks.
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How to properly mount the extra hard disk space?

I am asking for help on how to properly mount the extra hard disk space. Here is my situation. Running fdisk -l, give this result root@ ~]# fdisk -l Disk /dev/sda: 2000.3 GB, 2000398934016 bytes ...
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Separating user resources - Windows Server 2008 (Terminal Server)

At the moment I am running a Windows Terminal Server 2008 for around 10 clients that use the server to run programs and access data. Is there anyway to separate the resources of each user so that ...
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What are the pre-requisites to NFS Mount in between two servers?

I understand port 111 and port 2049 needs to be accessible; but what are the other pre-requisite that's needed to be present before being able to NFS Mount? We have tried NFS Mount using "mount -v -t ...
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delete service by “system” user failed [closed]

I'm runnig a software to be tested. the software is running by SYSTEM user, and can apply actions on the machine. The software has a service that runs. In one Win7 machine, when the SYSTEM user is ...
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Reboot Encrypted System Remotely Without Password Query

Are there any standard solutions to rebooting an encrypted system remotely without requiring a password on the next boot? The system in question is an Ubuntu encrypted with LUKS root partition and an ...
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Why does one system take so much more time to “apply personal settings” when it boots?

The story is that I have one server (Windows 2003 server) and 10 systems with XP Professional. I have a local area connection to connect them all. I also have DNS on the server and systems logon on ...
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Ubuntu Server forgets how to connect using ethernet

I have encountered a series of errors after my Ubuntu server was restarted. It seems to have forgotten how to connect to my router as it cannot ping local or other IPs. When I start it up it says ...
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Simple Linux Live System Backup to file(s)

I am looking for a simple backup solution for backing up my Linux server (RHEL5-x86_64). I must be automatic (run at night, so I cannot baby-sit it) It must be run on a live system (or semi-live - I ...
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Port 80 being used by Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0

It's been quite a few days that port is being used by some strange process which i don't know Initially i thought it's related to SQL Server. I tried stopping all the services which starts from SQL ...
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How can I tell if a system rebooted as well as the time of the reboot by looking at the system logs?

How can I tell if a Linux system rebooted and determine the time of the reboot by looking at the system logs, such as /var/log/messages?
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Apache and PHP causing first exec call to be really slow (and OS X)

Consider the following PHP program: <?echo date("c"); `date` echo date("c");?> The backtick-operator `` simply executes the specified command via the shell. Output on my local windows-box ...