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    [SOLVED] Re: grub-pc upgrade error w/RAID

    Here is a potential way of getting around the problem of needing to do an upgrade-from-fresh-install but needing to re-use the same hardware. It is not fun "trying" an upgrade or "trying" a fresh...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: Connect to my server via SMTP and send emails

    Are you only wanting capability to send email from scripts on your server? You can just use a lightweight SMTP mailer configured to use an existing mail server.

    Example: Setup Server for Sending...
  3. [ubuntu] Re: can i use pivpn on ubuntu server for managing it

    Why use pivpn over openvpn? Just curious. I use neither since I have an enterprise firewall with VPN built-in.

    As for Docker vs standalone, I still tend to install standalone apps. If the...
  4. Re: Having issues on upgrading 18.04 to latest version

    networkd "is" my renderer in all of my 20.04 config files.



    # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
    # For more information, see netplan(5).
    network:
    version:...
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    Re: mssql support

    To get answers to questions 1 and 2, you'll need to hear from someone using those. I have a mixed environment but never tied my Linux servers to the Windows AD domain...which may or may not have...
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    [server] Re: noauto ignored in fstab in 20.04?

    Ah gotcha. You were talking about the OP's usage...not the "defaults" by itself. But if the end-user has "defaults" in the line, they should really know what that contains and only use it "if" they...
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    [server] Re: noauto ignored in fstab in 20.04?

    What do you mean? It just says auto and then nouser.

    LHammonds
  8. [ubuntu] Re: Question about bare Minimum install with server 20.04.2 LTS

    I have never used MAAS. My infrastructure uses ESXi / Nutanix with VMware on top of it and once I setup a generic server, I convert it to a template and whenever I need a new server, I deploy from...
  9. [ubuntu] Re: Question about bare Minimum install with server 20.04.2 LTS

    You can find the Network installer here.

    I had a similar question a while back when 18.04 was current.

    LHammonds
  10. Re: Having issues on upgrading 18.04 to latest version

    I never do in-place upgrades so the one 18.04 server I have is how it was installed. You seem to have something else going on besides just messing up your sources.list

    Here is my sources.list:
    ...
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    Re: Sever will not reboot remotely

    I hope you made a backup BEFORE making any changes which was my first and most important suggestion.


    "not found" does not mean it isn't there. It might have just lost where it is located (e.g....
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    Re: Sever will not reboot remotely

    Make sure you have a good backup BEFORE you do anything.

    If the dpkg command and force install did not fix the problem, the next step is to remove the software completely and re-install it.

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  13. Re: Ubuntu server 20.04 5 minutes shutdown time

    Did not see anything amiss with the smart data although that is never 100% conclusive evidence there is not a problem. It just helps identify if it "does" find errors.

    You skipped over #4...
  14. Re: Ubuntu server 20.04 5 minutes shutdown time

    #1 - What is the exact error message?
    #2 - Is it a partition or file swap? Output of "swapon -s"
    #3 - Specific version of Ubuntu would be nice. Output of "uname -a" and "lsb_release -a"
    #4 - Is...
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    Re: DNS question - dnsmasq and apache2

    What is the result of these two commands?


    cat /etc/hosts
    cat /etc/hostname
    I suspect you named the host "gci.example.com" which is why the DNS server would resolve gci.example.com to the...
  16. Re: Systemd ExecStartPre with different credentials than ExecStart

    I'd rather create a separate script that will run both processes with difference credentials before bringing in a 3rd-party solution. I was hoping there was a way in systemd to handle this.

    Would...
  17. Systemd ExecStartPre with different credentials than ExecStart

    Is it possible to utilize different credentials (User/Group) for ExecStartPre and ExecStart?

    The reason being is that I have an update/synchronization job that needs to happen when the service is...
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    Re: Centralized management tools

    I setup each server to handle his own business and do not let other servers tell it what to do. Example

    I use custom Bash scripts for each server to do its own OS updates and to log the results...
  19. [server] Re: How to move 500 GB of data from one Ubuntu 16.04 to another Ubuntu 16.04 efficent

    Do you understand what I mean when I am talking about using rsync multiple times? Or about disconnecting a .vmdk file from one VM and re-attaching to another?

    I would never use "cp" to copy large...
  20. [server] Re: How to move 500 GB of data from one Ubuntu 16.04 to another Ubuntu 16.04 efficent

    Can you shutdown the source machine and detach the vmware disks from it and add it to the other VM?

    I think setting up an NFS mount would be the fastest xfer method between them but way does it...
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    [ubuntu] Re: E-mail server sometimes out of reach

    And by patch cycle, he is referring to "apt update" and then "apt upgrade" which will update 18.04.05.....not upgrade to 20.04 which may break the app(s) you have installed.

    Also make sure you...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu 20.04 Server makes my machine scream with Long continuous beeping sound al

    My understanding of RAID may be dated but from what I know, ONLY software RAID is capable of being portable to different hardware. When using hardware RAID, you are bound to that RAID hardware so...
  23. [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu 20.04 Server makes my machine scream with Long continuous beeping sound al

    Since you are using hardware RAID, think about what happens when the RAID card itself fails. The only way you can fix access to your data (unless you have backups outside the RAID) is another RAID...
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    Re: mysql downgrade

    Can you switch to MariaDB? The original developers of MySQL jumped ship some time after Oracle took over and created MariaDB out of frustration with Oracle.

    LHammonds
  25. [SOLVED] Re: Ubuntu 20.04 Server makes my machine scream with Long continuous beeping sound al

    Beeps are sounds the BIOS on the motherboard makes when it detects errors with the hardware which are usually VERY bad and need to be addressed.

    To know what those beep codes are, you need your...
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