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14 years of Linux System and Network Support & Administration in the Health Care and Software & Development industries.

Experience in Deploying, Administering, and Supporting: VMWare ESX, Embedded Linux hardware, Wi-Fi Infrastructure, Mail Services(Cyrus IMAP/Sendmail/Postfix), LTSP Linux Terminal solutions under Ubuntu, PostgreSQL/MySQL for Web Services, and CentOS.

Recent Convert to DevOps. Specializing in System Automation, Monitoring, and IaaS using the AWS Cloud.


Mar
29
comment Options for high-availability of a smallish website?
blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/11/qa-is-hard-lets-go-shopping
Mar
19
comment Postfix is Sending Spam
If you're server's been comprimised, the odds are that they also did something so that they can get back in later. I'd suggest blowing that server out and re-installing, as mentioned in the ServerFault question that I linked to in the question comments.
Feb
15
comment ec2 rebooted my instance?
Also, you guys are commenting on a 4 year old question. You aren't going to get an answer from the OP.
Feb
15
comment ec2 rebooted my instance?
Your automation and monitoring framework should be checking for that. That's also the reason why your applications should be written to use Elastic Load Balancers.
Feb
7
comment Can't run CSF on the host machine using Open VZ
You do know that VZ containers aren't true virtualization and that they're all individual processes on the host machine, right? Containers != Virtual Machines.
Jan
29
comment is there any auto backup of mysql database?
You deployed an application without bothering to set up backups. Professional System Administration is what Server Fault is about. This shouldn't be a surprise to you. And I won't even get into the fact that you didn't supply any examples of what you tried nor did you apparently do any research.
Jan
9
comment Customizing Chef cookbooks
Mostly Yes. But don't do that directly in Production. Best to keep a Dev Chef environment around for testing things on a separate network/VLAN. Your case may be different, but unless there was a major problem or a major upgrade I've rarely needed to go back and merge my cookbooks from upstream.
Jan
9
comment Does Galera Arbitrator require a SST?
This is perhaps the most incomprehensible question/answer set I've seen in awhile.
Jan
9
comment Setting up iSCSI on an external hard drive with 4K sector size
ServerFault is for professional production technologies and environments. Development and Experimental networks, hardware, and technologies are off-topic here.
Jan
9
comment I see my full site at another domain
@chris-s In my case, it was the referrer logs. Most of the places doing the content slurping weren't smart enough to even copy my images, they just left the links in and I saw a lot of non-local referrers all coming in from the same site.
Nov
26
comment Bash : Reload home directory (/etc/passwd) without logging out
Sudoers entry with NOPASSWD?
Nov
22
comment Problems with IP Block Proxmox on OVH
Thank you. The phrasing of your question was very strange though. And if it is publicly-routable, you should just replace the numbers with 'x' characters to avoid confusion. Especially since you don't appear to be using any other IPs in your question.
Nov
22
comment Problems with IP Block Proxmox on OVH
You might want to make your obfuscations more clear. The address you indicate is a publicly-routable IP. If you're using a private IP, it would be 192.168.x.x.
Nov
17
comment NFS server and client for web servers
NFS is a horrible way to solve the root problem that you're dealing with. Much better to use build automation to solve this problem, perhaps using Git.
Nov
13
comment Wordpress site on EC2 instance suddenly superslow
Probably because your answer doesn't seem to actually address the OP's problem, but reads like an anecdotal story sympathizing with the OP.
Oct
19
comment /usr/sbin/tmpwatch -am 1 /tmp/nginx_client not cleaning nginx temporary files
a) You're barking up the wrong tree with the nobody.nobody ownership and b) You're not really giving us much to work with. Have the files in question been modified within the last hour? Have you tried using the '-v' verbose options?
Oct
18
comment Internet Explorer ignoring PHP setcookie() from CentOS server
Ah. I forget about that. Looking forward to seeing the answer.
Oct
18
comment Internet Explorer ignoring PHP setcookie() from CentOS server
You should add that in as an answer in order to help future users, along with some information to support it.
Oct
16
comment SQL Server: Network pauses after installing cheap SATA card: Is there a solution?
possible duplicate of Can you help me with my capacity planning?
Oct
15
comment I accidently zipped my whole server
This is the point where you restore from backup. And remember not to run around doing non-privileged actions as the root user next time.