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Dec/16

Post MySQL Install

After installing MySQL you can run the below command to secure your install: sudo mysql_secure_installation The script will ask a bunch of questions and act accordingly so it is only as secure as you want it to be but it … Continue reading

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Jun/16

Ubuntu 16.04 Migration Update

A quick update to my migration process. I had all the servers running 16.04 and it was OK except for the stability. Setting up and moving things were simple enough. I did encounter issues with my symlinked .bashrc which I … Continue reading

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Feb/16

Migrating From Ubuntu 14.04 To 16.04

Overview I have written migration plans for Ubuntu upgrades before. What makes it different this time is the hybrid Docker containers that I have used in places and the support for virtual IP (VIP) in Digital Ocean, my current hosting … Continue reading

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Apr/15

Deluge BitTorrent Client On Ubuntu

Overview Deluge is a bit torrent client which uses a client-server like architecture. The cool thing is you can have the server locally (like this install) or remote and just use the client to manage the queue. Install Add the … Continue reading

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Jan/15

Replace Disk In LVM On Ubuntu

Overview LVM makes adding and removing physical disk very easy as its an additional layer of abstraction. I will go through the steps need to replace an existing disk of same or larger size. Warning! Always backup prior to doing … Continue reading

10

Nov/14

Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop Sharing

I tried connecting to a newly installed Ubuntu 14.04 install using the VNC after setting up Desktop Sharing: The clue is in the error message. To fix this it requires disabling Ubuntu requiring an encrypted connection. DO THIS AT YOUR … Continue reading

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Oct/14

Modify “Places” In Nautilus, Ubuntu

Places in the Ubuntu equivilent explorer bar is quick and easy way to navigate to folders but there is no easy way to customise them. The configuration file is actually located in ~/.config/user-dirs.dirs so it’s on a per user basis. … Continue reading

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Oct/14

Install HA Proxy 1.5 On Ubuntu

Overview Apache’s HAProxy is a proxy software but it can also load balance between servers. The significance of version 1.5 is it’s ability to handle SSL connections where as before you needed to off load the connection to a different … Continue reading