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maintenance is keeping hardware and/or software systems in a healthy state by performing tasks such as updating, cleaning or replacing parts.

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Karpenter consolidation happening on non-scheduled time

Recently I have upgraded Karpenter version to v0.34.0 and along with that disruption feature comes where we can schedule the node consolidation to specific hours. I have added the disruption policy ...
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Excluding all files that begin with X in .htaccess maintenance mode redirect

Here's my maintenance mode redirect: # MAINTENANCE-PAGE REDIRECT <IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine on RewriteCond %{REMOTE_ADDR} !^0\.0\.0\.0 RewriteCond %{REQUEST_URI} !\.(jpe?g?|png|...
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Disabling unnecessary Apache modules for simplicity and performance

I noticed that my simple LAMP application does not need most of the default modules the official Docker PHP-Apache image bundles by default: a2dismod -f access_compat auth_basic authn_core authn_file ...
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Red Hat Enterprise 7.4 End-of-Life status

I would like to get a definitive and authorized answer on the end-of-life of RHEL 7.4. I tried to find information via https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata#...
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DNS redirecting to mantainance page during planned mantainance - what happens to google indexing?

We are planning a mantainance that could take down the services for a whole day. I would like therefore to show a mantainance page, explaining the issue and providing additional info/links. During ...
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Is there a simple way in Azure to redirect all HTTP(S) requests to a "server down" status page?

I have a web server (Windows/IIS) hosting various web applications running as a VM on Azure. Now, I'll need to do some maintenance on the web server, which will involve shutting down and reconfiguring ...
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Weekly RAID check affecting my system - any way to mitigate?

I recently got my webhost (Hetzner) to add a paid of 16TB SATA drives to my webserver. Currently using 2.5TB of them. They're RAID 1 mirrored. I also have two 4TB nVME drives with 700GB currently on ...
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Does a server need a GPU?

Do I need a GPU on a text and console only server? No GPU as in no iGPU and dGPU. Im going to be using SSH, so I dont need a display out. Im using Linux, but the OS shouldn't affect the results
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Server maintenance landing page - can it be on HTTP?

We are running two accounting systems on ruby on rails and sometimes we have to do maintenance tasks which cause downtimes, or just that they are simpler to do with downtimes. i.a. This week we where ...
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One custom maintenance page for all errors (Nginx)

I want to show one custom maintenance page for all errors. What code should I put to my nginx setting below? and the file of my nginx setting is located at /etc/nginx/conf.d/default.conf. server { ...
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Overriding individual websites hosted in NGINX to show a Maintenance Page

We have an architecture whereby we are hosting multiple sites in NGINX. Each NGINX site has its own config.Each of these sites points to a common codebase but points to a different domain name and its ...
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Ways to find out if an old server is still in use?

I received a list of 200 servers on the internal domain and I am tasked with determining if they could be end of life. Unfortunately, I've only worked here a month, so I do not know what most of these ...
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nginx putting site into maintenance either blocks the maintenance file or still allows all files

I'm running a simple nginx server with php-fpm to serve my pages for me. I've been trying to put it into maintenance mode by redirecting all requests to 503 and then using a custom error page to ...
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How do I temporarily pause, stop, block, or deny users from logging into my Windows Server 2016 application server during maintenance?

I have an application server into which multiple users log in daily, but I want to keep them off while I am working on some maintenance tasks. How can I do that?
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Does me hitting the serverfault site during routine maintenance cause the server/sysadmin team issue?

Not sure if this belongs here, but had the thought while trying the hit Stack Overflow during routine maintenance. Does me hitting stackoverflow.com when its down cause issues on the servers? If ...
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Restore SQL dump in a running Kubernetes deployment

TL;DR: I imagine that there is a way to temporarily disable access to a pod / service so maintenance can be done. In this case: Block access to a database so a dump can be restored. $ kubectl exec ...
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GCP Maintenance Events

We recently experienced an issue where our master Dataproc instance rebooted and some of our services didn't start up cleanly; we're not sure what triggered this reboot but the logs suggested that it ...
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SSL cert mismatch on redirect to sorry/maintenance website

We are trying to address an (IIS) SSL cert mismatch issue. We own dozens of domains name for various lines of business. We have multiple websites load balanced on a netscaler onsite. For example, ...
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Are .htaccess redirects secure/reliable (website maintenance)?

Our website will be going down for around an hour or so for maintenance. All users need to be redirected to a page indicating that the website is receiving an update and/or under maintenance. Will ...
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How to allow root login server and disallow website users connection in centos 7 maintenance period?

My clound VPS server is centos 7.4,I run apache,mariadb in this server. Now,I want to migrate from mariadb to mysql. During maintenance, server need no user disturb. In centos 7, has no run level 1,...
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Nginx - A common maintenance page for multiple dockerized Angular applications

I am hosting multiple Angular apps with Nginx. All of them run in their own containers and if a container is offline, I display a maintenance page located at /var/www/maintenance/. To do this, my ...
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Script to delete many old user profiles from file server?

I have a network share on a Windows Server 2012 machine that is used to store all the user profile files (My Documents, Desktop, etc). There are hundreds of old users I need to get rid of and I am ...
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Restart Systemd unit after dependency

I have a web application that is started by systemd. It uses Postgresql as database, so it rely on it. Here is the unit file of my web application (I have remove the un-relevant/sensitive parts): [...
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VPS - Maintenance Efforts

I'm contemplating about moving my current website to a VPS - Plan instead of a shared hosting which I'm on now to make the deployment process of updates a lot easier (the shared hosting environment i'...
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Should you occasionally discharge UPS to higher degree?

We're occasionally experiencing some short outages (few minutes at most or even seconds) so batteries in UPS almost never get below 90-80%. Is it advised to sometimes (eg. once half a year) perform ...
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Active Directory - User profile/workstation administration without file-service access - Best practice

We are a small company with 15 users which is now setting up its first Active Directory (1 machine with Windows Server 2016 Essentials). I am unsure how to setup a secure environment for my situation ...
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Disable all services, except ssh

How can I disable all services except ssh on modern (systemd based) linux distributions? I need to implement a maintenance mode. All these services need to be down: postgres postfix apache cups ...
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Debian squeeze - Unable to upgrade bash

I'm trying to upgrade bash so its not vulnerable. I tried Sources List Generator for Debian. But libtinfo5 is stopping me from upgrading bash. I could not find older version (due to source list ...
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Run AWS RDS maintenance manually

I received an email from AWS about one of my multi-AZ RDS instance. They basically said that there was going to be an upgrade during a certain period: We are contacting you to inform you that one or ...
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Disable maintenance mode from within recovery (Debian)

My rootserver's power supply died the day before and the hoster had to replace it. Since then, the server does not boot correctly anymore. Because of the sudden powerloss, it starts right in some kind ...
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make shutdown / reboot warn on a shared server in case of user sessions or high load

Is there an easy way to warn an admin on shutdown, reboot, poweroff, halt, ... about: ongoing computations (high load, high disk io) open bash / zsh / ... terminal sessions other logged in users ...
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Postfix relay, how to put the relay in maintenance ? (stop listening to port 25 but finish sending active queue)

I do use a postfix relay that does some custom mail filtering. Sometimes this is need for maintenance to disable this relay. I need the relay to stop listen to port 25 so that other MX records still ...
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Synology volumes vs shared folders

What is the benefit of making more than 1 volume on disk group on Synology DiskStation? Or, in another words, what is the benefit of organising data into a) many volumes vs b) many shared folders on ...
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How to kick users from Windows Server 2012 R2

I need to migrate some databases from one server to another to decommission the first one. This server is sharing a network share and a database. Prior to migration and to ensure data integrity, I ...
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Windows 10 directory Installer takes too much space, can I set it as compressed folder? [closed]

Windows 10 directory Installer takes too much space - 41 GB. First I have problem with Microsoft search which has 31 GB. I manage to reset it. Then I upgraded to Windows 10. After 1 month I deleted ...
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Automatic Updates on Production Server

Seeing as there have been more and more exploits recently with shellshock etc. Have the opinions of people changed in regards to having automatic updates on production servers? And what would the ...
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SQL 2005 SP4 Maintenance Plan Not Saving

I am using SQL 2005 SP4 specifically version 9.00.5000.00 it is the Standard Version and I am accessing it using SQL Server 2014 Management Studio. I am trying to create a rebuild index tasks from ...
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Why isn't the Microsoft Update Catalog working?

The Microsoft Update Catalog web site seems to be very unreliable. If it isn't working, what troubleshooting steps are sometimes helpful? (Please note that the Microsoft Update Catalog is not the ...
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Security maintenance on cloud instances created with docker-machine?

After reading about some people's issue with Docker hosts' time going out of sync, I realized that my Docker host on Digital Ocean (created via docker-machine) may want ntp running on it, and that got ...
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How to automate disk checking in Windows?

Chkdsk is a very manual, technical solution Hard Drive checking in Windows reports a lot of unnecessary info, requiring that you read through it the chkdsk report, etc. Also chkdsk can't fix problems ...
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What is required in installing/maintaining a software package on a production server? [closed]

A coworker of mine and I are discussing the use (or not) of a full text search solution, namely Elasticsearch in our web application. I am the developer of the web application, and he manages the ...
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doveadm: Delete messages older than date

I've a situation where some users keep very old messages (+5 years) on their mailboxes that are just a waste of space and due to safety reasons should also be deleted. I find out that I could use ...
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Squid reverse proxy: maintenance mode

Currently I am trying to configure my squid (3.1) reverse proxy to always display a static webpage when the one and only backend webserver is under maintenance. There is no need for an automatic ...
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Hitachi CR210 console command

I am looking for command for console for Hitachi CR210. this is the equivalent of HP ILO, where you can connect to ILO IP with ssh, have access to console (if OS is in text mode), issue power off/on ...
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Determining optimal maintenance windows for end-user system patching

What would be good information to use in order to identify and report on times when the highest number of transient end-user systems such as laptops are connected to the network? Available to me is ...
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Allowed production maintenance during business hours [closed]

I recently came into managing a small startup. As most small startups, I would think, we have been doing what we wanted in production virtually when we thought it was okay. People are careful and ...
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Any ideas on how to run maintenance on a site that is always under use?

I help out with a large gaming site in Australia. We run competitions from 7am local time to 1am the next day, every day of the week. We haven't skipped a day since the site was released. Naturally, ...
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Looking for some useful resources to find out site and server downtime reasons [closed]

I have recently started monitoring some server instances at digitalocean, OVH and an independent provider at biznesshosting. The application servers' stacks are based on: CentOS NGINX with Passenger ...
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Website/Server down for maintenance - Redirect to 'Landing Page'?

I have been given the task to make it so when customers try to access their websites while maintenance is taking place (Whether on their website, or taking the whole server offline) they are ...
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Is it safe to reboot Linux every night? [Being attacked] [closed]

Is it safe to use reboot command to reboot VPS every night? I'm under attack everyday for ~30 mins and I'm pretty sure if they could attack, they would do it non-stop. I contacted hosting provider, ...
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