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 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...

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...

Turning CPAN modules in to deb with dh perl make

Some of our PERL tools require some CPAN modules that are not part of the standard Ubuntu distribution. It's obviously possible to install the...
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...

Delete Linux MBR

We run a build system using PXE and Puppet which lets us reliably and quickly set up production and development environments on our servers...

BackupPC ping too slow

Whilst adding a new remote server to our BackupPC configuration, it threw the following error Contents of file /Volumes/2TB/backuppc/pc/www.server.co.uk/LOG.102011, modified 2011-10-25 13:10:23 2011-10-25 12:00:00 ping too...

xend refusing to start

We recently had a few power outages at work, some scheduled, some not, and this played havoc with our xen servers. One of the problems...
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...

Apache2 ldap auth on Ubuntu Dapper and Feisty

As part of our internal office systems upgrade we have a shiny new LDAP server which we like to use as much as possible....

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