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"Do not try to solve all life's problems at once 
                -- learn to dread each day as it comes."
  -- Donald Kaul

"Type cat vmlinuz > /dev/audio to hear the Voice of God."

"Windows really does have preemptive multitasking: 
                 It can boot and crash at the same time."

"We all know Linux is great...
          it does infinite loops in 5 seconds."
  -- Linus Torvalds

Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
20
awarded  Tumbleweed
Jun
13
asked Zimbra SMTP Reverse DNS Mismatch
May
30
awarded  Nice Question
May
3
comment Linode Kernel Headers
well, you could try downloading the tar.gz of the 3.13.7 kernel from kernel.org, unpack it and point ur program at it for the headers. they should be in the include directory. Linode has probably just custom compiled for PV like you mentioned. Xen hypervisor has it's own custom kernel's too, and that's the major difference between vanilla and the "custom" versions.
May
2
comment Linode Kernel Headers
In summary, I think you are over-complicating this for yourself. Just snapshot your VM, then install the kernel-devel package for the currently running kernel version.
May
2
comment Linode Kernel Headers
on my distro of choice, you get the headers through the kernel-devel package. Kernel Headers are, well, Kernel Headers. It's the API the kernel uses... i doubt Linode has changed the Headers, maybe the source (the .c files), but if they did change them, then it's likely it was changed very little. -- (this is probably best asked on the Linux/UNIX exchange though, not a server issue, it's a linux issue).
Apr
19
comment will hosting provider have access to my dedicated server?
As others have mentioned, getting your own server and renting colocation space with a locked cabinet is about as secure as you will get in a data center. some colo resellers will sell you by the U, others will do a half cab, full cab, etc. If the DC is local, you may even get 24/7 access to the DC and your equipment, which is very nice to have -- if nothing else, only to geek out on all the cool equipment ;-P
Apr
19
comment will hosting provider have access to my dedicated server?
It should also be mentioned that sometimes your provider having access to your box is desired. Imagine the scenario where you apply a bad firewall rule and block yourself out?! If you don't have IMPI, then having local "helping hands" be able to assist in getting back up is almost priceless.
Apr
19
comment will hosting provider have access to my dedicated server?
If you are this worried, seriously, get a server of your own, and buy Colocation space. It's likely to not be much more expensive than what you pay for a dedicated server. You can get a cheapy low-power server for a few hundred bucks, a mac mini for around the same, or a real server for several thousand, or a used real server off ebay or craigslist (usually someone getting new servers for their colo/dc). I've had success with all of the above.
Mar
28
comment Daisy Chaining UPS Power Cable
I just checked with APC, this unit does not have a replaceable power cable. Their suggestion was to buy a new unit (of course! ;-P). They did say the extension cable may cause the unit to trip over to battery... although I couldn't get a straight answer as-to why.
Mar
28
comment Daisy Chaining UPS Power Cable
@Grant that is a good point re: fire fallout. Also, I guess I'll investigate the replacement clip-in cable... it's an APC unit... but I'm unsure.
Mar
28
accepted Daisy Chaining UPS Power Cable
Mar
28
comment Daisy Chaining UPS Power Cable
@LeeHarrison this would be a good suggestion, however it would mandate down-time and I don't think I'm qualified to do that type of electrical work (my experience soldering circuit boards is much different than soldering a 20A electrical connection).
Mar
28
comment Daisy Chaining UPS Power Cable
@Grant funny, I don't think the local fire marshal has ever asked to see inside the server room, or if they even know about it! They usually just check fire extinguishers, and our fire room (with alarms, fire suppression system controls, etc). (Not that I'm advocating breaking the fire code). -- If I'm understanding you correctly (and supplemental research) I need to use a 12/3 AWG cable preferably with a connection coupler lock (to prevent the cables from coming apart accidentally). I guess I also need to figure out if the fine is more costly than hiring an electrician for another 20A circuit
Mar
28
revised Daisy Chaining UPS Power Cable
type-o fix
Mar
28
asked Daisy Chaining UPS Power Cable
Mar
12
awarded  Yearling
Mar
11
comment Is it OK to set up passwordless `sudo` on a cloud server?
A comment towards your last paragraph, and regarding loosing access in general for any VPS... some VPS providers will actually help you out if you get locked out. I"ve had one boot my VM into Single User mode and do some things for me when I locked myself out (it happens... bad firewall rule lol). Depending on your host, they may charge you for the service; they are, after all, dedicating special attention to you. Also, some will do backup/snapshots for a small price or sometimes for free, which can be worth it if you are about to commit a large, possibly disruptive change.
Mar
10
comment Is it OK to set up passwordless `sudo` on a cloud server?
@DmitryPashkevich that's OK, EEAA has a good and fitting answer. You asked me to detail my comment above, so I did. No worries :)