Creating A Local and HTTP RedHat Yum Repository

We're rolling out a RedHat platform for a major product delivery to a client in the next couple of weeks, which is a great...

Changing A DRAC Password On The Command Line With racadm

All Dell DRACs come with a default account set up as root / calvin which is a huge security risk if left! The web interface...
Speeding Up MDADM RAID Rebuilds

Speeding Up MDADM RAID Rebuilds

I'm slowly migrating a bunch of awesome things from a really old server, it's still running Ubuntu 10.04.. to a really nice and...
monit

monit: error connecting to the monit daemon

We're rolling out monit on our new platform at the request of a vendor to manage their new service. I've always been dead...
Enable Linux Core Dumps

Enable Linux Core Dump

One of our applications (Freeswitch) just randomly crashed for no apparent reason and didn't write anything to it's log files. The service we're...
authorized_keys vs authorized_keys2

authorized_keys vs authorized_keys2

Earlier today I was setting up a brand new server for a migration and just as I was typing scp .ssh/authorized_keys2 my...
Yum Couldn't Fork Cannot Allocate Memory

yum error: Couldn’t fork Cannot allocate memory

I've been doing some awesome things to a new VM for work, namely installing CouchDB, Apache and running Node.JS apps along side a...

Changing variables in a BASH while loop

There is an error that I often run in to when working with files and while loops in BASH. Often I have scripts similar...

svn: Aborting commit: remains in conflict

I got this annoying SVN error today, that I hadn't come across before. Even after resolving the conflict in the file, highlighted by lots...

Using PowerDNS with PostgreSQL on Ubuntu Gutsy

We handle DNS for thousands of domains for our customers and whilst our existing solution worked it was very messy to maintain and...