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Unsafe power off on power button pressed

I have Ubuntu Server 13.10 set up on a Dell PowerEdge 2950 (Gen II), and whenever I press (not press and hold) the power button the machine doesn't safely shutdown (it instantly powers off), though it ...
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How to “copy-paste” important commands?

This question is not about the cp command. I don't have a mouse nor a GUI installed on an Ubuntu server, but I would like to save some commands in a file so I can reuse them later. Is my only choice ...
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apt-get gives error: Unable to locate package <package name> for all packages

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu Server 13.10, and I'm trying to install an FTP server, but apt-get doesn't seem to want to install anything. sudo apt-get install vsftpd brings the error: unable to ...
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Are automatic security updates recommended for Ubuntu Server

I'm setting up a new server. It will be mostly hands of for sysadmin management, because it's not used for anything too high traffic/ enterprise. If I choose automatic security updates will the ...
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Is linux LVM a good choice for 2 disks ? [closed]

I am installing ubuntu server 13.04 on a machine. I have 2 devices (hard disks) on it: 2 x 500GB on RAID 1 1 x 1TB I was thinking about setup LVM, but I have no idea about how it works or if it's ...
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Having difficulties getting my vhosts to work properly

I have my URL (example.com:8010) pointing to my server, which works and goes to the /var/www directory properly. I created another vhost file to go to the test directory but when I type the URL for ...
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How can I “snapshot” an Ubuntu Server installation and deploy it to multiple other machines

I am a web developer and frequently have to set up and configure virtual machines and dedicated machines (almost always on Ubuntu Server installations). I was wondering if there was an effective and ...
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Booting linux without bootloader

I installed Ubuntu-Server in Oracle Virtual Machine and it failed grub install step. At the end of install it gave me a message: You need to manually boot linux /vmlinuz kernel on partition /dev/sda1 ...
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Recover deleted files from Linode VPS with Ubuntu server

I have accidentally deleted files from my Ubuntu server which is hosted in Linode. I didn't enable backups for the server. Is there any way I can recover the deleted files? The server is using Ubuntu ...
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Communicate a button click event with sockets

Desire: I have a device or micro-controller i'll call it a mc that I need to communicate to when a web page button is clicked using sockets. MC1 <button id ='on1' name='mc1'>On</button> ...
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Permission Denied errors as root in Koding VM (ubuntu 13.04)

I'm trying to debug why certain things aren't working in my koding VM, and first I'm trying to debug why I'm getting permission denied errors. I'm fairly experienced with ubuntu, having it installed ...
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How do I upgrade from Ubuntu Server 12.10 to Ubuntu Desktop?

Hi I would like to upgrade from Ubuntu Server 12.10 which I have no idea how to use, to Ubuntu Desktop so that I can install my Windows Server 2008. Please help. Thank
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Making a user creation script for web server [closed]

Ok, so I'm building a webserver and MySQL server from scratch... Server A is going to have Apache and PHP Server B is going to have MySQL Both servers are running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server I plan on ...
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How do I setup a virtualbox server with a static ip on real server?

I have dedicate server run Windows server 2008 Standard with 2 static IP is: 1.1.1.1 and 1.1.1.2. And I have setup virtualbox server run Ubuntu Server 13 on Windows server. How I can set static IP ...
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looking for method to synch windos PCs to a backup NAS running Ubuntu server

I am looking for a Windows 'client' that will sync all the files in my desktop 'Data' volume with a backup disk on a NAS running Ubuntu server. Some features I would like: Client compresses files ...
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How do I host multiple physical Web servers behind a single IP address?

I am running multiple web servers in my house, each of which is plugged into my router. Server A Server B Server C I currently can only use one server since my IP (xx.xxx.xx.xx) port 80 is pointing ...
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How can I mount a NTFS disk under Ubuntu Server 12.04?

I am looking to access a second HDD in my PC, it is formatted as NTFS and I the data on the second HDD cannot be replaced so I need a method that will not delete the data on the HDD. fdisk -l command ...
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Setting up a web server on ubuntu server 13.04 with user panel [closed]

I currently have Ubuntu Server installed to a VirtualBox image runnin on my main computer, I am wanting to use it for a web server with a user panel such as webmin (from my research i think this ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.10 3g modem connection established but not used

Our server has LAN (DHCP) connection to Internal Network and 3G (via USB dongle) to the Internet. The Internet access should not be exposed to internal network and vice versa. To be able use 3G modem ...
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Configuring Apache2 to Auto redirect calls to port 80 to port 443

I am running an Ubuntu 12.04 Server-based Apache2 server with SSL. I seem to have my configuration correct to achieve SSL connections over port 443, and at first, I did not even configure the server ...
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Upgraded Ubuntu Server to 13.04, but still announces new release

I upgraded my Ubuntu Server 12.10 to 13.04 a couple of days ago, using "do-release-upgrade" But every time I log in, I still get this message: Welcome to Ubuntu 13.04 (GNU/Linux 3.8.0-19-generic ...
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Running Cronjobs as per Local Time rather than Universal Time

On running dpkg-reconfigure tzdata in terminal and i get 2 different time on my machine Local time is now: Wed May 1 11:58:55 IST 2013. Universal Time is now: Wed May 1 06:28:55 UTC 2013. ...
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Directory Permissions - Ubuntu Web Server

I've recently setup a new virtual server to host my websites. I'm pretty new to Linux based systems and sysadmin stuff and as a result have a few questions with regards to file and directory ...
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Transfer files from Ubuntu Server to Windows

I have a webpage in a Ubuntu Server, and I use ssh to connect to it. Now I'm looking for a solution to transfer files (indeed, to transfer the backups generated there automatically) to my Windows ...
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connect to Windows share from Ubuntu Server using reverse ssh tunnel

I'm missing a piece of this puzzle so I hope someone can help me. The SETUP: My computer with Windows O/S is behind a NAT/Firewall at work and I can not open any ports to forward. At home I have a ...
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Hard drive dded full of zeros won't allow install of new OS

I dded the hard drive with zeros as a simple way to clear out the sensitive data (yes, I'm aware there are better ways, but it was fast and easy). I am now attempting to install Ubuntu Server 12.04, ...
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How to Share Windows 8 files with Ubuntu Server 12.10

On my network I have a Windows 8 laptop and a Ubuntu Server running 12.10. I can connect to a Ubuntu file share from my Windows 8 laptop with out any issues. Question: How would I connect & mount ...
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What are reasons to disallow ICMP on my server?

An EC2 Instance has ICMP services disabled by default. While it's not totally clear to me why, I think it's because it could be a potential security risk. At the moment I'm enabling Echo Responses ...
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Port Forwarding to a VMware Workstation Virtual Machine

I am running VMware Workstation 8 (build 471480). I want to setup a small content server, mainly for images and such for my website, on my desktop in a virtual server (just for the heck of it)... I ...
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How can i remotely access my ubuntu server using openssh server?

I don't know how to remotely access to a virtual machine running a ubuntu server which has openssh server. Is there anyone can guide that if i want to access this virtual machine from anywhere, what ...
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Access to virtualized web server

I have found many similar questions, but I'm very noob with server's stuff. I have a notebook running a linux distro (Gentoo). This distro is running Ubuntu Server using Virtualbox. In this server ...
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Speed up NFS Home Folder mount

I have a (virtual) cluster of Ubuntu servers where one master node offers an NFS folder that the slaved nodes mount. It serves as the home folder for an MPI user account. The nodes all manage to ...
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ubuntu server pear not sending email no hints in log files

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 as a KVM virtual machine host. I selected SSH and lamp. All work nice. I copy all the files from my old website to this new server to test. All work as expected but the email ...
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Why can't I connect with sftp

I am a newbie on ubuntu server 12.10, I was following this guide https://gist.github.com/joshellington/2224420 I don't understand why if my /home/myuser folder's owner is myuser I can't connect by ...
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Virtualbox with WXP, static public IP on Ubuntu Server host

I have a Ubuntu server machine with 2 networks cards, one with a static public IP, connected to the router and the other for creating a NAT with other computers on the LAN. On this machine I ...
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Ubuntu Server is not starting [closed]

I had my Ubuntu Server 12.04 running for a few weeks until today, when power cut happened. Since then it's not starting, monitor is displaying unsupported resolution message (there is no GUI support ...
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How Often to Check For Hardware Errors/Failure?

I just discovered this great post: http://www.cyberciti.biz/tips/linux-server-predicting-hardware-failure.html and have been wondering how frequently is typical to check for failed/failing hardware? ...
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Reboot Ubuntu Server remotely (attack)

We set up a server for Teamspeak and Minecraft in a friend's appartment. At the moment he is not around. The server seems to have crashed, but not completely (still able to ping). I do have root, but ...
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Weird Disk space usage Ubuntu 10.04

I have an ubuntu 10.04 server. For the past couple weeks, or as long as I can remember my disk space was going down by about 1 kb per minute (I assume from the massive logs). However all of a sudden ...
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Ubuntu Server crashes on file transfers

Upon transferring some files across server disks I lost connection and the server crashed. Plugging in a Screen showed no response at all. I had to reset the Server, which then boots normally. At ...
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Win-Vista w/VMWare Player w/Ubuntu Server 12.04; IE on host can't connect to image

Created brand new image of Ubuntu Server 12.04 Installed Apache2 Applied all updates / upgrades ifconfig shows IP aaa.bbb.c.ddd Using 'Bridged' setting in VMPlayer Using IE on host, enter ...
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SSH: Connection to port 22 refused by server

I recently started to build a LAN using D-Link switch and I got some issues with it. My network scheme: -- is the Ethernet cables | Internet access via modem| -- | | | PC w/ Ubuntu ...
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Create scheduled clone of OS drive? - Ubuntu Server

I have a home-built NAS at home, where a single drive drives the OS and 4 drives a RAID 5 array. The trouble is I don't want to risk harddrive failure on my single drive which holds the OS. That ...
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Virtual Box Bridged network w/ Static IP Win7 host Ubuntu Guest

Last year, I had no trouble with doing the following: Create virtual machine Set network adapter to bridged adapter Set static IP Guest connects to Internet, host connects to guest @ 192.168.1.xxx ...
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firefox cannot open intranet but other browser can

I install ubuntu-server in virtualbox, and install xampp on ubuntu. (Host WinXP Guest Ubuntu-Server) sometimes firefox cannot open xampp on ubuntu, but other browser (Chrome and IE) can. when i ...
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If I combine my windows 7 pc and a dedicated VM ubuntu server, will this jeopardize my pc?

I've googled the internet and haven't been able to find a clear answer. Mostly because people keep their dedicated servers separate from their pc, let alone run it in a virtual machine. So in what ...
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Lost half of the space on the disc

I am using Ubuntu Server as Domain Controller (for roaming profiles) with Samba. I am using RAID 1+0 and the final partition has 1.9TB. I have strange issue with the disc space. I have no idea ...
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Ubuntu Server 12.04 misnamed user account during setup

If I accidentally misnamed my user account during the initial installation, for example if I type "devdmin" instead of "devadmin", is there a way to change that account username? The reason I ask is ...
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Where to store cronjob script?

I'd prefer to not keep it in my /home/myusername directory. Is there a best practice of where to store your shell scripts for cronjobs? At the root level? I'm running ubuntu server 12.04 right now.
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while one website host is down, can I set up another host to take over, untill the first host goes back up

Basically I have a simple free host (000webhost.com) that I used to use. Now I have my own machine to host a website. however, when I'm updating stuff on that machine, or anything that might make the ...