This post is about removing the threaded ports from a gender-bender VGA adapter so you can use it with a connector which already has ports. The photos will make it clear what I’m referring to. I recently obtained a KVM switch. This will make sysadmin life at the console easier. Previously, if I needed to […]
I ran into this problem today and spent about 2 hours trying to figure out what went wrong. I composed an email to the Mailman mailing list and never sent it, because I solved the problem. Here is that email: Subject: Cannot view archives via website Hello, I think this is solved, but I’m posting […]
If you’re using Postfix for submission and attempts to submit give this messages on the Postix server: Recipient address rejected: Domain not found you’re probably chroot’d. That is, your submssion entry in master.cf looks like this: submission inet n – – – – smtpd When it should look like this: submission inet n – n […]
Here is the output for zfs-stats on slocum. This represents a 24 hour period. This server acts as my database server (MySQL and PostgreSQL), and runs bacula-dir, but does not store any backups locally. It also houses the dev copy of FreshPorts.
Here’s something to be aware of. Update your PostgreSQL client on your Bacula client if it is used for backing up the Catalog. Ngaios just told me: FILE_AGE WARNING: /usr/backups/bacula/MyCatalog.dump is 45125 seconds old and 0 bytes I looked at the backup job from earlier today: 28-Dec 08:15 bacula-dir JobId 195194: shell command: run BeforeJob […]
Here is the output for zfs-stats on knew. This represents a 24 hour period. This server receives backups (via bacula-sd) and runs regression testing in various jails for the Bacula project. As a little side venture, it also loads up each of my backed-up databases.
NOTE: when upgrading a zpool, it may be necessary to also upgrade the bootcode for that disk (or disks). Be aware of this before proceeding. I know I have missed this step more at least once. Earlier today I was adding a new pool to the system. After creating the pool, the status showed this: […]
I haven’t tested this yet, but I’ve installed the hardware. The real test will come after a reboot and actual use of the new drives. What will they be used for? These drives are intended for ZIL (the ZFS Intent Log). This can speed up writes. These are 30GB HDD, rather inexpensive. They might also […]
For future reference, this is the slocum server, which I use for various jails and services. This data was gathered adding increasing the RAM from 16GB to 32GB and adding two SSD to the previous configuration. This is the first system with more than one pool Merry Christmas
Backups are useless without restores. I’ve written a few posts about Nagios, my current monitoring tool of choice. Included with Nagios are a number of plugins and you can even write your own plugins. In this post, I’ll show you a shell script I wrote to make sure my backup files turn up where they […]