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Jan
10
comment How do you set bzip2 block size when using tar?
Using a temporary file means you need enough hard disk space, plus bandwidth for tar to write and bzip2 to read it. This may seem trivial for small amounts of data, but when the directory in question has several hundred gigabytes, it may become a real problem.
Jan
10
comment Avoiding memory full -> swap full -> crash
If you can log in interactively, you could also run top (press shift-m once it's running to sort processes by memory consumption). When the server stops responding, the top display will freeze, so you can examine it at your leisure.
Mar
21
comment Can't delete symbolic link
What OS are you using? What type of server is providing the CIFS share (i.e. Samba, Windows, ...)?
Feb
22
comment Port is open on machine A but it is not visible from machine B in Nmap
It is the program itself that decides where to listen. If it listens to localhost, then the port is only visible locally.