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comment pg_restore taking much longer than pg_dump
@sleske yeap, I understand, on a 24/7 production server that definitely is not a good option. Only good to dump the FULL cluster too, which might not be handy if you only needed one db. We do use it ourselves from time to time, setting up a "maintenance" page for a couple of minutes, when we really want to replicate our full base for deeper tests on a dev machine...
May
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comment When trying to copy a virtual disk in VMware vSphere client, I get an errror
the datastore is under /vmfs/volumes/DATASTORENAME - usually /vmfs/volumes/datastore1
May
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comment pg_restore taking much longer than pg_dump
@sleske you might try with the filesystem backup approach. This should preserve indexes and, in addition, probably run a bit faster for both backup and restore
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comment How to build (configure options) latest apache on ubuntu
Even though I did not manage to get the right build simply using the ./configuration params you pasted, your links really shed some light on how to do it, so your final suggestion of getting the deb source and building them really is the way to go!
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comment What is the best practice to keep a linux ubuntu server up to date (build packages, dist-upgrade, alt repos…)
thanks @Pawel-Brodacki. The server is definitely exposed! I understand your point on stability over features.. problem is, often stability comes with major version steps. Eg. nginx 1.0.* series is more stable than the 0.8 series included even in latest natty. Any suggestion about that?
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comment What is the best practice to keep a linux ubuntu server up to date (build packages, dist-upgrade, alt repos…)
Selected answer for the additional tips, including using conf management systems and maintenance check, and about PPAs. I just realized though, after looking into latest repositories, that packages are not always up-to-date, eg. even in 11.04 nginx version is OLD (0.8.54-4) and they'll never move to 1.0.x in that distrib. Any advise for those situations?
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comment How to build (configure options) latest apache on ubuntu
@jrwren : Karmic 9.10 - the included apache2 is 2.2.12
May
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comment What is the best practice to keep a linux ubuntu server up to date (build packages, dist-upgrade, alt repos…)
of course we did not think about puppet & co. at the time. But indeed you making a very good point that, should we go the re-install path, it's better to properly prepare an easy-to-replicate installation. PS. "especially if you only used official packages" of course not, unluckily!
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comment What is the best practice to keep a linux ubuntu server up to date (build packages, dist-upgrade, alt repos…)
indeed @KayakJim, though we should have figured it out at the time - but when server load was low maintenance would have been acceptable, we did not think far ahead enough. lesson learned (hopefully).
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comment DNS setup for a Mandriva Directory Server 5.0
I am actually using that google dns already as one of the 2 public dns. edited my question for some more info... still not clear to me how exactly the 'private' dns server and the dns client behave when an entry is not found...
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