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    Re: What goes in which directories?

    Thanks :) I never knew that and I must admit that /usr was confusing me. I'll have a look through the links provided.
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    Re: What goes in which directories?

    Thanks for your reply. I asked the question for general knowledge. I did write a script in python that updates the zone file with the public ip of the machine. I placed this in /opt as I saw this as...
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    Re: What goes in which directories?

    Ok, so if you had to install a program would you install this in /opt ? or /usr/bin ? or /usr/local/bin ?
    What would you question yourself before taking such a decision?
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    Re: What goes in which directories?

    So wouldn't it be more conformant with those description if these where located in /srv/www? Isn't apache2 serving html pages?
    I do not see a static html page (or even a php page for that) as...
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    What goes in which directories?

    Hello,

    I am reading about the various directories in root (/bin, /mnt, /usr, etc) and what they are meant to be used for. However I now have some questions.

    I entered the command which apache2...
  6. Re: Are logs in /var/log/ automatically managed?

    Thank you. So I have to search on how to set up Logrotate. Thank you for pointing me in the right direction.
  7. Are logs in /var/log/ automatically managed?

    Hello,

    First of all is it best practice that an application saves it's log file in /var/log? Or this is meant only for OS logs?
    Besides, does saving my log file in /var/log provide me with some...
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    Re: Cannot run python script with cron

    This works, problem was that I was only giving the name of the log file from the python script. This should be the full path, ex: /var/log/mylog.log
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    Cannot run python script with cron

    Hello,

    I have searched on the internet and to be honest the process to run a python script every five minutes seem to be quite strait forward. These are the steps I did: I went to /etc/cron.d and...
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    Re: incron?

    Ok I will have another look at rsync. I did not look too much into it because I thought this was meant to back up with a remote repository which is not my case. All I would like is to backup on...
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    What is best backup tool for my situation?

    Hello, I have done some searching on back up solutions and I found plenty of tools. However I do not know which is the best one for my particular situation. I have a machine with three drives. Two of...
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    Re: How to update /etc/network/interfaces

    Thanks, I had modified the file manually but left the wireless card connected and it seems this was conflicting. I removed the card. At first PC took long to start up. Once booted I went to the...
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    How to update /etc/network/interfaces

    Hello, I had installed Ubuntu Server edition 12.3 on a PC that had a wireless card. I am now going to remove the wireless card and use the motherboard Ethernet connection. However when I open...
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    PHP LDAP Admin and UID

    Hello, I have installed OpenLDAP and PHP LDAP Admin. I created a new user and I noticed this user was given a uid of 1000. I ready on the Ubuntu documentation that this should ideally be 5000 or some...
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    Re: LDAP - local and ldap accounts

    Hello, I managed to install LDAP and PHP LDAP Admin. I created a new user account "Generic: User Account". After this I restarted the machine and tried to login with the username of this account....
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    Re: LDAP - local and ldap accounts

    Hello, thank you very much for your answer. I am building a "server" at home which I will mostly use for backup (documents, photos, etc.). So most probable the number of users will be 1, me. However...
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    Re: LDAP - local and ldap accounts

    This means that the two accounts will not be related right? changing the password of the ldap account will not also imply a change to the local account? In other words, my account on the machine (to...
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    LDAP - local and ldap accounts

    Hello,

    I am trying to install and make use of ldap. I am following the tutorial over here:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/12.10/serverguide/openldap-server.html

    However I have a question. In the...
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    Re: I changed root password ... good or bad?

    Thanks, going to disable that again! :)
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    I changed root password ... good or bad?

    Hello,

    I installed Ubuntu Server on a machine. I am planning to use this machine only as a source repository between myself and some others. I did the installation and when asked to enter account...
  21. Re: How to test if Software RAID 1 is working or not?

    mmm... so if I disconnect one of the drives, check that I get an error, and then I connect it back in I'll have to resync? Is there a command so that I can check that the size taken of one drive is...
  22. How to test if Software RAID 1 is working or not?

    Hello,

    I have implemented Software RAID 1. I now am looking how to test if this is working fine or not.
    I want to test this now so that if this is not working then I would not get to know this...
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    [ubuntu] Software RAID and the SWAP parition

    Hello, I am following the tutorial here to install Ubuntu Server with Software RAID 1:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/serverguide/advanced-installation.html

    My setup is as follows: I have x2 1TB...
  24. [ubuntu] FTP sometimes cannot re-connect after connection timed out

    Hello, I have Ubuntu 12.10 (quantal) 64-bit. To connect to an ftp site I click on "Dash Home" and insert the ftp address. I am then asked to enter my username and password. This works all fine, I...
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    [ubuntu] Re: Sound problem on shut down

    btw - this is on my laptop and if I manually turn of the speakers it seems that just before shutdown these are turned on again!
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