Category / Linux

A quick fix for a weird issue that in Proxmox unprivileged container fails to install filesystem update on Centos 7 : [[email protected] ~]# yum install filesystem Loaded plugins: fastestmirror Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile * base: ftp.belnet.be * extras: ftp.belnet.be * updates: ftp.belnet.be Resolving Dependencies –> Running transaction check —> Package filesystem.x86_64 0:3.2-21.el7 will […]

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Today, I had a new issue, a server blankly refused to reboot/shutdown. [[email protected] ~] reboot -h now Failed to start reboot.target: Connection timed out See system logs and ‘systemctl status reboot.target’ for details. Failed to open /dev/initctl: No such device or address Failed to talk to init daemon. I first tried : [[email protected] ~]# systemctl […]

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After adding a bunch of clients, we realized that a good naming convention was required and that some funny names, where not the best choice after all. So we changed them. However, Bareos will remember those Jobs ran against the old Client. The ‘new’ name will be seen as a new client; Some of the scripts […]

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A simple issue, but can be tricky nevertheless ! bareos-sd JobId 265: Warning: stored/mount.cc:270 Open device “FileStorage3” (/storage/block1) Volume “Full-0015” failed: ERR=stored/dev.cc:731 Could not open: /storage/block1/Full-0015, ERR=No such file or directory While experimenting I had made the owner of /storage/block1 different from the Bareos user; This resulted in the storage deamon (bareos-sd) not able to […]

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CellProfiler is not an easy to install tool; or perhaps I was clumsy on the first attempt (building from source) but I could not get it to work properly on a Linux machine; After another attempt using miniconda, I managed to get it running. This is just a documentation of how I got it working. […]

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So I was happily using sanoid, when someone made me aware of pyznap (thanks !). Ever since that comment, it was on my to-do list to check out pyznap, but if a system works, why change it ? Definitely a important cog such as automated snapshots. The new version of sanoid, breaks comparability with older versions […]

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Understanding ZFS : Checksum

6 February, 2019

Ever wondered what kind of checksum ZFS uses to check for bit rot ? Probably not, but it turns out you can change the used algorithm. However like most settings, the defaults are chosen by smart people. So changing it might not be doing you any favors. As it turns out, the default checksum used […]

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I installed PHP 7.1 through webtatic, except with Apache instead of Nginx, so not the -fpm.  Installing PHP stats package is easy, if you know how, so follow along. First we need to provide our system with a compiler, and the pear package which contains pecl (yum whatprovides pecl) yum install gcc php71w-pear After that you […]

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I installed a new kernel (kernel-ml, from mainline 4.18) to make sure on next boot it got selected this is what I had to do : (Since its headless and I won’t see grub when it boots) Install kernel mainline : yum install kernel-ml Find the current installed kernels : cat /boot/grub2/grub.cfg | grep ^menuentry | […]

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Auch, I got the same error as ma.ttias.be pretty much two years ago. I have no idea why it failed, however the solution seemed to work similar to what he suggested. [Mon Dec 03 15:07:55.871866 2018] [auth_digest:notice] [pid 3352] AH01757: generating secret for digest authentication … [Mon Dec 03 15:07:55.871892 2018] [auth_digest:error] [pid 3352] (2)No such […]

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