Archive for the ‘Servers’ Category

November 21st, 2012 - 11:26 am § in Computers, Servers, Symfony, Technology

Fixing VMWare Fusion permissions for shares under Ubuntu guest

I’ve been running into weird issues with running Symfony on an Ubuntu VM Guest, with the files shared via hgfs (VMWare file sharing), where I’d get PHP Errors like: “Unexpected $end” in the generated cache files.  After much googling, I came across this blog post – I&#[...]

November 18th, 2012 - 10:37 pm § in Computers, Servers, Technology, Unix

The Tuxnetworks Linux Bible: HOWTO: VirtualBox “headless” on Lucid Lynx

Came across this little gem – very helpful in setting up a virtual machine on my home file-server (which btw, doesn’t even have a monitor connected to it). The Tuxnetworks Linux Bible: HOWTO: VirtualBox “headless” on Lucid Lynx.[...]

December 9th, 2010 - 12:22 pm § in Apple, Computers, Servers, Technology, Unix

Dealing with OS X resource forks in samba

Figured I’d put up a quick post. I’ve been growing more and more annoyed with OS X creating resource forks to some of my mapped samba drives, and after searching high and low for a method of disabling resource fork creation on network drives, I’ve effectively come up empty handed. [...]

November 17th, 2009 - 1:02 pm § in Computers, Miscellaneous, Servers, Unix

Ubuntu 8.04 iSCSI shutdown

Just a quick post today – I ran into the same issue many many other people seem to have, that being connecting to an iSCSI target in Ubuntu 8.04 means you cannot cleanly shut-down your system as it will hang during the shutdown process. I’ve been doing a little bit of research as to why [...]

August 5th, 2009 - 11:09 am § in Servers, Unix

PHP Mail() Abuse

Recently came up against a bit of a tough nut to crack, so to speak, and thought I’d write up a quick blog about how I fixed it, in case anyone else has this problem. At MRX, we have several different hosting environments we use, one of which is a shared environment for our smaller […][...]

May 27th, 2009 - 1:38 pm § in Personal, Servers

Blog upgrades – Now with a layer of Varnish

Continuing on my latest theme of blog upgrades – I just got a new server set up for myself over here at the new MRX datacenter, and got my blog transitioned over to it. If you’re reading this post, then likely you’ve gotten the new DNS. If you hit my blog from twitter and get [&hel[...]

April 22nd, 2009 - 10:30 am § in Computers, Servers, Unix

Sun buys MySQL, Oracle buys Sun…

So, big news of the week, Oracle just bought Sun Microsystems for some ridiculous amount of money ($7.4 billion in cash).  Aside from the obvious moanings of how I wish I had $7.4 billion in cash just sitting around so I can buy up companies like playing monopoly, this deal has me (and likely a [&h[...]

April 21st, 2009 - 9:26 am § in Computers, Servers, Unix

Ubuntu Jaunty Jackalope

So, I just upgraded to Ubuntu Jaunty on two of my VMs here at the office.  I know its not set to come out in a final release for a few days, however, we’re in the process of migrating to a fully virtualized system, and unfortunately Intrepid has some issues with iSCSI connections.  Namely if[...]

July 25th, 2008 - 10:01 am § in Computers, Servers, Unix

Converting Raid-1 to Raid-5

So, I happened across this article today, written by a Scott Wallace, I’ve copied the text here in case his site goes down for whatever reason. Note, I haven’t tried this as of yet, but in the future when I fill up my drives, I’ll likely be able to just buy another 500 gig drive [&[...]

July 23rd, 2008 - 9:48 am § in Computers, Servers, Unix

Enable/Disable Ubuntu Remote Desktop from the Command Line

Further to my previous postings about Ubuntu and VNC, which seems to have been the most popular page on my blog for a while, I happened across this post from Sam Lesher this morning on how to enable Ubuntu’s built-in remote desktop from the command line. The built-in remote desktop uses VNC, a[...]