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PECL install fails / how to compile manually

When attempting to compile using PECL install, you will likely get an error stating: checking whether the C compiler works… configure: error: cannot run C compiled programs. This is due to the environment CentOS and Redhat flavors have for the /tmp directory. Rather than remounting /tmp without exec, you can compile the module manually on […]

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setting up automated rsync backups

From time to time, I’ll hear a request from a customer to setup custom nightly automated backups using ftp, rsync, or scp. I’ve created this script for my own personal backup needs, but have since realized it’s value for implementing in customer environments as well. The script relies on rsync, and can be setup to […]

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It’s everywhere you want to be…

Erik

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

comedy & funny ha ha

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view suspended user’s acct size and reason

Use this to output a human readable list of suspended cPanel users. Helpful when performing disk reclamations, outputs an available suspension reason along with size of the account: # cd /var/cpanel/suspended # for i in * ; do echo -n "$i - "; cat $i ; echo -n " ### suspension date: `ls -la $i […]

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new eDesk version 2.0 released today

A long awaited release for eDesk is live as of my evening off this morning. It includes a new frontend, Iframes, and I’ve included separate functionality for separating queues by department and Tier, as well as the addition of the “Search Frog” which allows easy lookup of client information or case details. For more information, […]

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How to give a user access to generate their own Awstats

Sometimes you will find issues where we’re constantly having to regenerate the logs due to server load issues, log file size, or other factors. Or, the customer may actually request this access. We can enable a particular user to update his Awstats through an update link on the top of his Awstats window. Follow the […]

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Karmic Koala: reduce your boot times even more

Erik

Sunday, November 1, 2009

ubuntu linux

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Compare to earlier ubuntu versions karmic is much better in speed but if you still want to reduce your boot times even more, you can use ubuntu boot packages containing instrumentation to aid in boot performance work, and packages proposed to improve performance. Note:- Install these packages with your own risk and this might break […]

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Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala Released!

Erik

Thursday, October 29, 2009

ubuntu linux

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Ubuntu 9.10 codenamed Karmic Koala has been released!

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Race! Windows 7 vs Ubuntu Karmic

Erik

Thursday, October 29, 2009

ubuntu linux

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