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Forcing server as idle as possible (all OSes, but possibly illumos too)

Sometimes a server will start showing some kind of hardware failures, not disabling its functionalities, but requiring hands-on presence (it could be days to reach, if remote post). In some such cases,...
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Is it possible to install Windows 10 on a ubuntu VPS using SSH?

I have to start an executable on a vps, but the "customer" rented an ubuntu one. I tried to install Wine as many sites and questions on stackoverflow suggested, but this VPS lacks some ...
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Mac OS 10.6 snow Leopard. Postfix error :fatal too many errors

Having trouble with smtp. Was running well. Now I am getting the error postfix:smtpd fatal too may errors. How do I correct this how Di start and stop postfix. Can I delete the mail service and then ...
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Is there anyway to prevent malicious virtual machines from crashing host machine?

I would like to know if there is anyway to ensure security of the host machine while hosting potentially malicious virtual machines. The host machine should never crash or be compromised no matter ...
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Best free software solution for homemade iSCSI SAN [closed]

I currently have a NAS running ZFS on Ubuntu but have recently changed my main windows software to pool local drives using Stablebit DrivePool. I cannot include networked drives in DrivePool unless ...
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What's the difference between Red Hat and CentOS?

I cannot find a clear answer to that question. All the answers lead to this: Red Hat providers technical support for their distro while CentOS does not. Also, CentOS lags behind with the updates. Are ...
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Partitioning/RAID approach for a fresh RHEL installation

I just inherited a brand new HPE DL360 Server with 6x600GB and 2x300GB HDD drives in it and 16GB of RAM and i'm planning to install a fresh RHEL distribution. Having not much experience with RAIDS and ...
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Unresponsive FreeBSD kldload process locks up whole system

Newly installed FreeBSD 12.1 and 11.4 immediately freezes when loading oce by running kldload if_oce. The whole system becomes locked up at this time. CTRL+c and CTRL+z don't work. What is the ...
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Windows in crashing with Blue screen of death [closed]

This is a recent problem I am facing with windows 10 in laptop. I first noticed that while installing a game 'League of Legends' client in Garena platform. The installation struck and it first showed ...
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Is it possible to upgrade Oracle Linux 7 to 8 in place?

I noticed in the Oracle Linux 7 documentation, there's a procedure for upgrading the operating system in place for OL6 -> OL7, but I can't seem to find the same instructions for OL7 -> OL8. Is it ...
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Is it possible to create HA cluster on MacOS Catalina?

I couldn't find a documentation on configuring HA on Mac OS (Catalina). There's an application called Mac OS Server but the documentation doesn't talk anything about HA rather it looks to be an ...
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Server running an OS [closed]

How do I know if my server has a OS. How do I know if it is only a media device to store files on? I want to know if it has an OS or if I need to install an OS onto it to help with my work.
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how to copy all chown's and chmod's of files from an remote system to an other system [closed]

i want to copy all files (/var/www/html) from system A (debian) to system B (debian) without loosing all chown and chmod configurations. there are more then 200.000 files in the folder and many of ...
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How to remove old kernel on Ubuntu operating system

I am wondering how can I do remove old kernel from Ubuntu operating system. Please refer image screenshot taken. Please advice. Many thanks. list of linux kernel
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How to restore an OS disk onto a different, resized Azure VM as its new OS disk?

I am able to create a new virtual machine that's of a larger size than my current one, but I am not able to upgrade or resize an old VM to that larger size even though it's of a pretty similar type. ...
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How to activate “Log Off” option in Windows Server 2016?

Recently We are using Windows Server 2016, but there is no option "Log off' like in older version of OS, Only there are "Disconnect", "Shutdown" and "Restart" option. I would like to activate Logoff ...
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registry keys are getting imported under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\WOW6432Node\ on windows server2016

I am trying to import registry keys along with my application installation using powershell. I am using below command to import registry values (which is placed in a file RegFileName) reg import ".\$...
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Container-Optimized OS - Erro Log everyhour

I have one VM with ContainerOS with the specific configuration: Image: cos-stable-76-12239-60-0 Machine: g1-small (1 vCPUj, 1,7 GB) CPU: Intel Broadwell Every hour this VM log these erros message: ...
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How to update /etc/os-release

I installed debian buster on a server while it was the debian testing release. Now that buster is the current stable release, I've updated /etc/apt/sources.list and run apt-get update, apt-get ...
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How to forbid system to look into /usr/local binaries, libraries and includes?

I'm in a hard time trying to compile things with just dependencies within the system original folders. However, there are different versions of libraries and tools installed in /usr/local. G++ is ...
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RHEL 7 / Centos 7 Copy package with all depedencies from server A (installed package) to server B (offline)

I have two server,then these servers need to install postgresql10 , server A could install postgresql10 using yum install , but server B has a rule that is not allowed to connect the internet. So I ...
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How to learn Linux system internals [closed]

Recently I tried to apply for some DevOps Engineering positions, but I got scared about a specific requirement that was present in almost every job description: Experience with Linux internals and ...
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Poweredge R410 os installing

Im new here and i have no clue about servers. I recently bought a poweredge R410 with 64gb ram 16 core 2Tb single SAS hd. I downloaded windows server 2012 from microsoft and i failed to install it. ...
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Can I specify operating system with a node definition in Puppet?

I want to do something along the lines of: Is this possible with Puppet? If not, what's the best way I can distinguish modules by operating system?
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Installing operating system from server PC to all the client PC

I am working on the project in which I have decided to install operating system from server PC to all the client PC. I have one windows iso file on the server PC which is shared on the network. This ...
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How to convert swap partition from RAID1 to RAID0 using mdadm

How to convert linux SWAP memory from RAID1 to RAID0? Start with:2 exact size swap formatted partitions (/dev/sdc5 and /dev/sdd5) on 2 physically separate disks that are used via Software RAID(named ...
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Multiple instances of the same OS

I am soon teaching a hands-on class for which I need to spin around 20 VMs for each student. It's sort of a lab. I have about 15 students in my class. You can guess how fast this can go out of control....
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HP Proliant DL580 G5 Server Initial Setup [closed]

I am a beginner so please bear that in mind if you choose to answer the question. I have a HP Proliant Dl580 G5 with the following specs : 4x Six-Core XEON 2.4GHz E7450 128GB RAM 4x 72GB SAS 15K I ...
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how to view memory used by operating system and web server in hyper v [closed]

I have a situation where i need to view memory and disk space used by operating systems (windows2012r2 and centos) and web servers (IIS(windows2012r2) and apache(centos)), both of them made as a ...
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AIX SMS Menu + Netapp Multipath cause BOS migration issues

I'm performing an AIX migration from 7.1 to 7.2 using the DVD Iso on a VIOS Virtual Library. At the point the migration starts, it fails with the following message: 0516-1775 varyonvg: Physical ...
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How to trust/verify cloud server provider accessing your box?

it is generally admitted that a computer can be considered unsecure when someone else than the designated operator has physical access to it. But since hosted servers are remote, in a datacenter, and ...
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Backup throughput suddenly went down from 1TB per hour to 350GB per hour

Problem: Backup throughput suddenly went down from 1TB+ per hour to 350GB per hour in HPUX server for DB2 database. Backup using Commvault backup software to the media agent via 10G network. ...
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Is load average affected by lack of memory?

I've read several articles about load average and all explained that the load average is the amount of processes in running/waiting to run state on CPU , so it's actually the CPU's run queue + the ...
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added a new network interface, lost connectivity

After adding new subnet ip to new interface, the new ip was being used in previous interface em1 like so: ifcfg-em1:3 ... when I moved the IP to ifcfg-em2 and issued the following command ifdown ...
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Computer Restart because of Automatic Updates in WSUS

I have configured SCCM and WSUS for Automatic Windows updates, Although updates are required,sometimes it cause different issues in computer system. As example After update on few months ago my LQ 300 ...
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Can I run a newer Windows Server on older hardware?

Can I run a newer Windows Server OS on an old server equipment that is not supported? I want to know because I have a Dell PowerEdge 2900 and I have a full copy of Windows Server 2016 Standard. I want ...
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Can't disable PXE on HP DL180 G6 and thus not install an OS

I bought a 4 bay version of the HP Proliant DL180 G6 with 2x Intel Xeon L5640 and 16GB of RAM. It also has 2 x 2TB SAS Drives in Raid 1 installed. Additionally I added a SSD which should later have ...
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How do I generate a bootable .iso file from a directory?

Currently, I have selected a distribution of Linux that I like a lot and I have downloaded the .iso image which I can simply dd to an USB or CD media, etc... I would like to add some additional data ...
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rsync command works on Linux, not Mac OS X

I recently migrated from Linux to Mac for my primary machine. I use rsync to update several static websites. Here's the command: rsync -avzu —exclude=.git /Users/[me]/src/[site] [user]@[host]:/home/...
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Can Linux be configured to disallow a program from using mlock()?

Can Linux be configured to disallow a program from mlocking memory and/or put a cap on how much it is allowed to mlock?
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Up-to-date distros supporting 32-bit i586/non-PAE, specifically for ALIX boards (AMD Geode) [closed]

I have several ALIX systems (powered by the AMD Geode LX processor without PAE support) that are still running on Ubuntu 12.04, the last Ubuntu-Release to supports non-PAE kernels (i.e. compiled for ...
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Reporting units for user and system CPU usage for individual process via collectd

I've been using the collectd:Process Plugin to monitor the per process metrics on a Linux server I'm running. It is just that there are no information about the units for which process use the CPU ...
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Unsuccessful clean install on a Macbook Pro Late 2011 [closed]

I've already worked on several Macbooks, reinstalling them, formatting, changing drives, etc. and normally it's a relatively simple process. But I just got a 13" late 2011 Macbook Pro which just won'...
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How do I unmount one of two devices mounted to the same mount point?

I accidentally left two different devices mounted on /opt: /dev/xvdf on /opt type ext4 (rw,relatime,seclabel,data=ordered) /dev/md0 on /opt type ext4 (rw,relatime,seclabel,stripe=256,data=ordered) ...
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What gives better performance single proc - 16 core or dual proc - 8 core each? [duplicate]

What gives better performance single proc - 16 core or dual proc - 8 core each? We are considering going for a sing proc server due to increase in license cost. Edit: We plan to use VMWare vsan, It ...
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automated change password on linux servers [closed]

Dear friends and colleges Each half year we need to change the password on our redhat Linux servers , we have 8723 servers!!! In our company Is it possible to automate password changing each half ...
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HP Proliant ML350 G5 Windows Server 2012

We have two types of servers we need to upgrade to Windows Server 2012 64bit HP Proliant DL380 G6 HP Proliant ML350 G5 I think they both have licenses for Windows Server 2008 but they are currently ...
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Instruct Hetzner installimage to use SSD as primary OS drive

Purchased a dedicated Hetzner server with 2x small SSDs and 2x large HDDs paired with hardware RAID. Running installimage from Rescue OS shows this as config: # Adaptec RAID (LD 0): no name DRIVE1 /...
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Why am I unable to find the pid of a nano process that has a file being edited by root?

I am trying to edit a file using nano and whenever I open the file for editing it gives me the following message: File /path/to/file is being edited (by root with nano 2.5.3. PID 12345); continue? ...
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Hibernation mode in Windows

Is it possible to resume the current work session on a computer(Windows) in another computer (Windows) by copying the hiberfil.sys file?