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Dec/18

Boot From Grub

Overview When you get the grub command prompt: grub > It means something went wrong with the grub boot leader whether it was not installed properly or it cannot find your hard drive to boot into the OS. From this … Continue reading

3

Sep/18

HAProxy Redirect Unknown Subdomains

Overview It’s possible to redirect non configured sub domains to a different error message rather than a default or error 503 which is a server side error. Edit /etc/haproxy/haproxy.cfg and add the following to the default frontend: default_backend no-match Then … Continue reading

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Aug/18

Ubuntu to Alpine Docker Images

I did a quick test and switched the base OS in a docker image which I use for backing up MySQL database and the size difference is amazing! Going from Ubuntu 18:04 to Alpine latest (version) means the combined OS … Continue reading

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Apr/18

Upgrading HAProxy On Ubuntu

Overview Following my earlier post using Vbernat’s PPA to install the latest Haproxy on Ubuntu, there have been several minor versions since the original post. The steps below will show you how to upgrade to any version offered by Vbernat’s … Continue reading

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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