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Some tips on getting Windows 10 to run VirtualBox with Ubuntu 14.04 for Rails

Here are some commands I found useful setting up my virtual machine ready for Ruby on Rails – as usual, exercise your own caution! Host system Windows 10 VirtualBox 4.3.30 Virtual Machine Ubuntu 14.04 Set up a new unix user … Continue reading

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Owncloud upgrade when data directory is not in standard htdocs folder

When I installed owncloud on our Debian Jessie server I didn’t like the way the data directory was under the htdocs path, so I did a custom install and created an owncloud-specificĀ apache config file (owncloud.conf) in the apache sites-available directory … Continue reading

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A simple shell script to check MySQL slave replication status in a cluster

We use MySQL in a master-slave configuration, with one of the slaves designated to take over as the master should anything nasty happen to the master. Before switching to the new master, we used to flip onto each slave and … Continue reading

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SSL Certificates for Exchange 2010 – Generate a CER file not a REQ file

We use the site Certificates for Exchange to generate a multi-domain certificate. When we did the renewal, the new certificate wouldn’t install because it said PrivateKeyMissing. So we tried to generate a new certificate request from the Exchange Management Console, … Continue reading

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Backing up Windows Server 2008 files nightly to offsite Debian Linux box using cwrsync (rsync)

We’ve had endless problems trying to get offsite backups of our office Windows Server 2008 data. The batch script we designed would run fine in testing, but then fail when run as a scheduled task. This post is designed in … Continue reading

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How to track Windows Server 2008 backups have been successful (or not)

If you’re using Windows Server Backup on Windows Server 2008, and would like an email to tell you whether the backup has been successful or not, here’s how to do it. First, you will need to know how Windows Server … Continue reading

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