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Xen Server API (PHP)

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Its been a while since I’ve posted, been a bit busy. However, I have recently been working with Xen Server, and as such have knocked together a quick library to help me interact with the Xen API. I have made … Continue reading

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Attach a SATA disk to a local XenServer instance.

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Recently, I have been using XenServer to run a small cloud instance, this has been great but there are a few things you can’t just do with the XenCenter GUI. One of these, was to control and manage an extra … Continue reading

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New Servers – Costing them Out.

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When planning server upgrades and features, cost is always high on my personal consideration list. This isn’t just an upfront cost or a monthly cost but what gets called the total cost of ownership. What you pay over the life … Continue reading

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Monit Rules

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As a follow on from my post on Monit, I have compiled a selection of rules that can be used to monitor various services on your server. check process sshd with pidfile /var/run/sshd.pid start programĀ  “/etc/init.d/sshd start” stop programĀ  “/etc/init.d/sshd … Continue reading

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Monit – Keeping Servers running even while asleep

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One of the downsides to working on the internet, is that it never stops – it is a 24 hour a day, 365 day a year system. There is not ‘break’ in it, no time to rest. When you run … Continue reading

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Important Hosting Considerations

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“It is really important to spend time considering all the options when picking a web host for your shiny new website. When you launch your site, the last thing you want to happen is for it to go down due … Continue reading

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Automatic Backup Scripts

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This assumes that you have 2 Linux machines / servers – one to backup to the other. To enable the script to automatically login to the destination server you will need to enabled ssh key based logins. First off, create … Continue reading

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New Server

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I have just started the move to a new server, all my sites will be migrating. The new server should be a lot more powerful, so all my sites should become more responsive. If you notice any problems with the … Continue reading

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Postfix Spam Filtering

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With the increasing amounts of spam email thats being sent across the internet recently, I decided to improve my spam filtering. Spam filtering Already I had Amavisd-New (http://www.ijs.si/software/amavisd/) running my emails through Spamassassin for spam detection and Clamav for virus … Continue reading

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