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Ok this really depends what you use your machine for. If it's just a desktop machine then backing up your home directory /home/username will be enough. This will make sure you keep all of your documents, music, application settings, chosen theme and the like. If you've been been installing services list apache, mail servers etc then I would advise also ...


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Ubuntu has an init system for starting various services on boot, depending on the runlevel that is booted into. Apache by default adds itself to the various /etc/rc*.d/ when you install it through apt, so it gets started by default for most runlevels. To remove the startup links to the init script for apache2, you'll want to run something like: ...


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They maintain archives of the package repositories for EOL software at http://old-releases.ubuntu.com You just need to change your deb and possibly deb-src lines in /etc/apt/sources.list file from the (likly) current lines that look like http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu to http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ and you should be able to pull the old ...


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Backups are always hard to tune properly; especially because people have different needs, and such needs are usually a mix between data 'snapshot' backup, data archiving, server (config) backup, reliable service, etc). 3dinfluence and davey are both right: it's important to try the restore operation (as Joel says), and a set of cron scripts is usually the ...


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The Sun Java packages keep track of whether you've agreed to the license agreement using Debconf. You can bypass that check by running echo "sun-java6-bin shared/accepted-sun-dlj-v1-1 boolean true" | debconf-set-selections before installing sun-java6-jre or whatever Sun Java package you want.


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There are many options out there depending on your goals, infrastructure, and media preferences. First you'll probably need to figure out how to setup cron jobs no matter what solution you end up going with. It's what runs scheduled tasks on *nix. As for the backup itself I tend to go with rsnapshot as it's simple enough to setup and does what I need. ...


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I would probably move the RELATED,ESTABLISHED ... ACCEPT rule on the INPUT chain to the very top of that chain. Unless most of your connections are extremely short-lived, I'd wager that the vast majority of incoming packets are going to be part of a connection and should be ACCEPTed by that rule. To get a better feel for where packets are landing in your ...


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I've solved the problem myself. Download the ISO-File and mount it in a local folder: wget http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/releases/jaunty/ubuntu-9.04-server-amd64.iso mkdir cdrom mount -o loop ubuntu-9.04-server-amd64.iso Adjust the /etc/apt/sources.list and add the local folder deb file:///tmp/cdrom/ main Perform an update and install ...


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You can either wait for a distro-integrated kernel to include it, wait for someone in the community to build an appropriate kernel package (which probably won't take too long), or patch and build a kernel yourself. Unless you're familiar with the procedures for building a kernel and applying kernel patches (given that there'll likely be significant changes ...


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You shouldn't need to fail them. Since they should have already been failed when you first noticed the issue and the RAID members are now removed. There are just a few steps to get it back up and running. Setup partitions on the replacement disk. These partitions should be identical in size to that of the failed and currently active disk, and should be ...


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have you checked pendrivelinux.com or tried using unetbootin as recommended by the #1 ranked google search for "ubuntu usb boot 9.04" at http://www.addictivetips.com/ubuntu-linux-tips/how-to-create-a-bootable-live-ubuntu-904-usb-drive/ ??


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Looks as though you had Ubuntu installed so that it used a flat file (C:\ubuntu\ubuntu.disk) as its filesystem. If it was still around, you could boot up Linux using a Live CD of Ubuntu, mount that image and then proceed to copy things from it without a problem. But, you deleted it. The data is gone and probably unrecoverable since you said you deleted it ...


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After moving equipment one thing that you should check that your card is properly seated. ifconfig -a showed eth2 eth3 and eth4, it seems something happend to eth0 and eth1, when i did a dhclient on eth3 it came up. On a Debian/Ubuntu system the interface naming is controlled by /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules. Feel free to go in and edit ...


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Use "Wake-on-LAN" (WOL) IF you have a device in front of it that supports it (e.g. a Linksys WRT54GL with Tomato or DD-WRT). Keep in mind that your laptop also has to support this from the BIOS! If not: use a clock-timer to turn it on might be a work-around... I used it like this on such a device: Wake-on-LAN (tutorial). Again: if you don't have such a ...


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On Debian-derived systems like Ubuntu, it is possible to very closely duplicate the software installation from one machine to another by using the package management tools. Lets say that MachineA is the original server you want to mirror, and MachineB is the server that you want to become a mirror of MachineA. (All commands quoted here must be run as root.) ...


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Solved it. Turns out that /etc/update-manager/meta-release is pointing to http://changelogs.ubuntu.com/meta-release and that file says: Dist: karmic Name: Karmic Koala Version: 9.10 Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2009 12:00:00 UTC Supported: 0 Description: This is the 9.10 release Release-File: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/karmic/Release ReleaseNotes: ...


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Log in to the VM and shut it down. Create a new virtual disk. qemu-img create -f qcow2 /vserver/machine1/disk2.qcow2 $SIZE Force shut down the VM. virsh destroy machine1 Open the VM configuration in your default editor. virsh edit machine1 Add a new disk stanza like below. <disk type='file' device='disk'> <source ...


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This upgrade will not work at all! From the ubuntu-security-announce mailing list (received last week): This note is just to confirm that the support period for Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) formally ended on May 1, 2011 and Ubuntu Security Notices no longer includes information or updated packages for Ubuntu 9.10. Hence the 404's. "Cruel workaround": ...


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I would, personally, treat this as just a backup opportunity rather than trying to replicate the system to another live running system. Just copy the whole new system to the old system using rsync or rdiff-backup. The benefit of rdiff-backup is that you could have multiple copies of the data easily. An example rsync backup-like command would be, on the ...


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This is your problem: MaxRequestsPerChild 0 A zero value means that the individual child processes will never exit, slowly consuming more and more RAM (it's code dependent how long it will take). Set that value to something within reason (try 5000 to start), then after a good bit and Apache is spun up to handle load you will see a point in your 'ps' of ...


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Your question led me to something that works here: > annotate-output dbus-monitor --system "type='signal',interface='org.freedesktop.UPower'" 08:07:00 I: Started dbus-monitor --system type='signal',interface='org.freedesktop.UPower' 08:07:00 O: signal sender=org.freedesktop.DBus -> dest=:1.145 serial=2 path=/org/freedesktop/DBus; ...


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It really depends on what you want to do and what your machine is allowed to do. I own a virtual server running Debian Lenny. I use backup2l which uses a good mix of differential, incremental and few full backups to save space. Because i'm not allowed to mount external filesystems to store my backups on, i let backup2l store its files on the vserver's ...


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sometimes error messages say what they mean and mean what they say: 550 5.1.0 Dynamic/Generic hostnames are blocked This means that your IP address is intentionally blocked by the receiver because it matches a pattern they don't want to accept email from. The most likely reason: either your email server's IP address is in a dynamic range, or its in ...


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You need to get your reverse DNS fixed. Since you have concealed your IP, I have no way of giving useful suggestions on that count. However, if you helo as smtp.example.com, I recommend that you have your domain name provider add an A record for smtp.example.com pointing to your IP, and get your ISP to give you reverse DNS for the same name. $ dig ...


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The library libl.a is classically the support library for AT&T Lex - it provides a dummy version of yywrap() and main(), and some other support functions. If you are using Flex, then I don't think any library is needed - the code is self-contained (as long as you provide your own version of yywrap; if you don't, use -lfl). So, you probably just need to ...


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This is a good reason to use one of the many web hosting services. Because unless you can get a port forwarded to your IP address there is no way for a public host to address your server. I don't know how the "Time Warner HiSpeedUp" system works, but I doubt that you will be provided with a public IP address that is not behind a firewall.


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It sounds like you may be looking for a SOCKS type of proxy. That's the only thing under Windows that I recall being able to route based on TCP port. While not application routing per se, it was able to route some things independently of others. Sending firefox over the VPN is easy if you set up a proxy at the far end and point Firefox at that proxy. By ...


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Use a wildcard grant in MySQL to connect from a known range. Darth, I'm assuming you're on the same LAN as your database and are trying to connect from a remote host AND!!! IPTables is either off or configured to allow 3306. You can grant that specific IP permission, or you can grant a subnet permission. Granting a specific IP to your server LAN ...


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I've run into some similar issues recently with Fedora 11 as well. You'll have to translate the following to Ubuntu. I've found that restarting the NetworkManager daemon process (rather than the applet) sometimes helps. I've also tried restarting the HAL daemon; but I think that caused problems due to an SELinux label being wrong. (Had to do restorecon ...



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