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An experienced Linux and Unix sysadmin.

I'm open to projects/problem solving on a short-term basis. If you have something that needs to get done, let me know.

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comment OpenVPN --route-up Missing environment variables when passing to script
I think the --route-up script runs after routes are established, perhaps you want the --up script ?
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comment Removing Mdadm raid system and boot with a single disk
It sounds like you want to convert this system from physical to virtual (p2v). If that's the case then hire someone who knows how to do it especially if this is a business critical system.
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comment Error MySQL CentOS - Starting MySQLCouldn't find MySQL server
Are there any relevant messages in your logs ?
18h
comment Error MySQL CentOS - Starting MySQLCouldn't find MySQL server
Erm /usr/local/mysql appears to be required but is missing ?
19h
comment Video Hosted Site Server Structre
possible duplicate of Can you help me with my capacity planning?
19h
comment Is SERVFAIL error related to changing of nameservers?
It really is much more instructive for the clueless if you can work with their data. I was just trying to help you get your problem solved. As it is it will likely be closed before that happens - your problem not mine.
20h
comment Is SERVFAIL error related to changing of nameservers?
Please read meta.serverfault.com/questions/963/… especially the NB under Host names and domain names.
21h
comment is my home network compromised or are any of these incoming logs legitimate?
Please read tour it contains important information as to why your question is not topical here.
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comment “mysqladmin shutdown -S /tmp/3307.sock” close MySQL failed
None of what you say makes any sense and unless you have been spectacularly lucky isn't possible. You need to speak to your manager about getting some education in the tools you are being expected to use, as, you are woefully unprepared for the job you are being expected to perform.
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comment Is SERVFAIL error related to changing of nameservers?
Without the domain name there is noting we can really do to help
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comment cron ignores changes to /etc/crontab
I think this is complete rubbish. On all the systems I have to hand, vixie-cron checks the user crontabs and the system crontabs every minute (the man page even says this) for changes.
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comment cron ignores changes to /etc/crontab
Which OS/Distro are you using ?
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comment Apache failing to start, can't figure out why
The only way I can reproduce your problem is with an unprivileged acount.
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comment XAMPP Intranet Server Not Found Error Only on one Client computer
Doesn't Windows 7, being a client OS have a connection limit ?
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comment How to convince my Administrator that Java ON A SERVER is not insecure per se?
If the hardware it's on is demonstrably underpowered and causing problems then along side the SA's concerns surely you have a business case for getting new hardware.
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comment From last night I don't see any graphics on my websites
What do your httpd error logs say ?
Aug
26
comment mv deleted my directory. Why?
You may find the commands with history.
Aug
26
comment Apache failing to start, can't figure out why
Look at the messages you provided, it tells you why there is nothing in the logs - are you trying to restart apache without appropriate privilege ?
Aug
26
comment Can I use online (US) bought CALs for MS Exchange 2013 in EU?
you need to contact the company or it's designated reseller and ask them.
Aug
26
comment Can't start puma socket in /var/run
What exactly are you trying to do, what exactly are the error messages, what (if anything) is in your logs relating to this including the audit log ?