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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

6

Oct/14

BitTorrent Sync On Ubuntu

Overview BitTorrent Sync or BT Sync uses BitTorrent technology to facilitate peer to peer file synchronization. It allows almost true peer to peer setup without a central server (except for a tracker). Clients can come on and offline as an … Continue reading

29

Sep/14

MySQL Server 5.6 512MB RAM

Overview Ubuntu 14.04 added MySQL 5.6 to the official repository but it turns out installing it on anything less than 1GB RAM is pretty difficult. Disable Service Startup It is necessary to disable service startup after an install to prevent … Continue reading

15

Sep/14

Ubuntu 14.04: add-apt-repository – command not found

The tradational command to a PPA repository was to use add-apt-repository but in 14.04 the command is not always part of the default OS install. To fix this just install software-properties-common python-software-properties sudo apt-get install software-properties-common python-software-properties add-apt-repository not found

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Sep/14

Installing Latest Docker Server On Ubuntu 14.04

Overview Docker is becoming a very popular software container for Linux based deployments. It allows software to be wrapped into containers and deployed onto the server. The container is “jailed” so that it’s processes cannot interfer with others (a sandboxing … Continue reading