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Java/C++/Perl programmer on Linux/Unix. 25+ years experience. Still learning.

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Jan
22
accepted auth.log indicates error with JSchExcpetion?
Jan
22
comment auth.log indicates error with JSchExcpetion?
@AlexNauda Mine is a Linode VPS.
Dec
17
asked lvm archive and backup files not purging
Dec
9
asked auth.log indicates error with JSchExcpetion?
Aug
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Dec
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Jul
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comment What backup solution you use for linux servers
@NikosAlexandris, I wouldn't use a backup product with the word "lucky" in the name - I don't like the connotation that "if you're lucky, you'll be able to restore it".
Apr
30
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Apr
8
comment How do I tell if grub is installed on a device?
This is no longer correct with grub2. See @benrifkah's answer instead.
Jan
24
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Oct
13
comment Can I put Tomcat offline when no request?
I bet if you run strace on your tomcat instance, you'll find out something in your app is doing something stupid, like busy waiting or polling a resource.
Oct
13
comment Can I put Tomcat offline when no request?
I have two separate servers running tomcat and between requests the load average goes down to below 0.1 and nothing is consuming CPU. Your app is broken.
Oct
13
comment Can I put Tomcat offline when no request?
How will it respond to a request if its asleep? Tomcat should not be consuming noticeable amounts of CPU when not processing a request. Time to look at your app to see what's wrong with it.
Sep
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Aug
31
comment MySQL broke; how can I save some of the tables?
Shut down your web server, and try restarting MySQL server. Probably everything is fine. If not, aren't you glad you take daily backups?