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Jan
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comment Is it okay to copy an image file which is still mounted via a loop device?
@AquariusPower kill -SIGSTOP is different. It does stop a process from running, but it doesn't make the filesystem promise to write outstanding data to disk. kill -SIGSTOP of all processes that could potentially write to the affected filesystem plus running sync would come closer, but fsfreeze is both easier and offers a more robust guarantee.
Jan
22
comment Is it okay to copy an image file which is still mounted via a loop device?
@AquariusPower yes, you can use fsfreeze to temporarily lock the filesystem in a consistent state. Without a snapshot, you must wait until the copy is finished before you thaw the filesystem. With a snapshot, you can thaw as soon as the snapshot is taken. fsfreeze uses the same interface as LVM uses when it makes its snapshots.
Dec
25
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Oct
19
comment DNSSEC - How many DS records are ordinary?
The DS records belong to the KSK key. The tools like dnssec-signzone that handle the generation for you automatically should also handle this automatically.
Oct
2
comment Custom timezone resets to default timezone in Centos 6
I didn't phrase it as an answer @jeremyclarke because it is a bit of a wild guess I was just hoping might be lucky. Based on the fact that you are saying that your system does not have a /etc/timezone the guess is probably a miss.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Jul
29
answered How do I convert all accounts on a dovecot IMAP server from one Maildir layout to another?
Jul
29
comment How to trigger custom actions in dovecot, when email is moved or deleted?
For a nice clean implementation of such a system, I think you are in "write your own plugin" territory. Unfortunately, after having written several custom Dovecot plugins, I can affirm that it's not that straightforward. However, your whole scheme seems like the germ of a good idea that can be expanded into a piece of software that many people would be interested in, so +1.
Mar
9
comment What's the difference between `dig` and `host` when querying a specific name-server?
dig can do both regular questions (all types except AXFR) and zone transfers (type AXFR) but DNS operators usually restrict zone transfers to authorized slaves so you most probably want to use regular questions
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Jun
25
answered DNS server failure when forwarding
Jun
22
comment Setting up Outlook.com as mail server MX record trailing dot
To check the serial number, use dig @<nameserver> ***.org.il. soa. It should match between the primary and all secondaries. If your secondaries are configured correctly, they should get notified automatically when you increment the serial number on the primary and reload the zone.
Jun
22
answered Setting up Outlook.com as mail server MX record trailing dot
Jun
14
comment Why does ipv6 not specify a protocol version?
Ah yes, I see I misunderstood what you were asking! But yeah, you seem to have got the answer you were looking for, regarding the next header field.
Jun
14
answered Why does ipv6 not specify a protocol version?
Jun
13
comment Connect to old mailaccount after domain transfer
It's a trivial matter of conneting to the old IMAP server. If the name of the old IMAP server has been removed from DNS (due to intentional replacement of the record or carelessness in preserving the contents of DNS when the domain was transfered) then just use the IP address.
Jun
13
comment Running a recursive dns on my web server
I don't think I understand your question about where PowerDNS is getting its results from. It's getting them (ultimately) from the authoritative nameservers for those domains...
Jun
13
comment Running a recursive dns on my web server
I think that's fine. Even if your local caching server has to discard and requery those records every 2min/5min/1h, your local caching still has the potential to help a lot.