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comment MySQL database really slow with a really big table
BTW this isn't Stack Overflow - did you mean to post this there ?
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comment MySQL database really slow with a really big table
I don't think that you need help with system administration at the moment (although I guess you will in the future) - you really need help on database design, programming and general basic concepts. Right now you're so out of your depth.
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revised Repartitioning already mounted logical volumes
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revised Debian system memory leak with slab (size-512)
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comment vsftpd anonymous directory shows nothing
Any relevant messages in your vsftpd logs ? Do you have SELinux enabled and if so have you looked in /var/log/audit/audit.log for relevant AVC denied messages ?
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comment SSH log file contains only binary data?
What have you set the LogLevel to for your sshd ?
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answered linux: find files from a list in txt, the files contain spaces
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comment Linux Script to login to Raspberry pi and run some scripts inside raspberry pi
Yes this is possible. Is should be fairly easy with scp.
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comment How reliable are current 2 TByte consumer grade disk drives?
You may want to read sysadmin1138.net/mt/blog/2008/10/an-old-theme-made-new.shtml and zdnet.com/blog/storage/why-raid-5-stops-working-in-2009/162.
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comment VM Corrupted, what's the next step?
Spin up a new VM and recover from backups ?
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answered unknown/deleted process running under apache
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comment Linux meminfo “Buffers” takes more than 10% total memory?
tiebing.blogspot.co.uk/2009/10/…
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comment Linux meminfo “Buffers” takes more than 10% total memory?
redhat.com/advice/tips/meminfo.html
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comment Forcefully Unmounting Filesystem
Reboot should do it.
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comment Finding a user's home from bash
Try getent with DOMAIN+user
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comment ping works but ssh fails
What does this mean ? They are blocking ports for SSH,telnet protocols but not ICMP.
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comment Node.js Site is Refusing Connection
@user3284007: try netstat -tnl | grep 8080.
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comment Node.js app not accessible from external IP
Check your ports are open in your EC2 security group and your windows firewall.
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comment How, with a mounted disk image, can I migrate a MySQL database to a new server?
For starters you should take a look at the documentation in particular for datadir.