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Monthly archive December, 2012

Installing Bacula open source backup solution on CentOS/RHEL, Debian, Ubuntu

Overview

Bacula is a set of Open Source, computer programs that permit you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Bacula is relatively easy to use and Read More →

Install Postgres 9.2 on CentOS, RHEL, Debian 6

Overview

PostgreSQL is another popular open source database which continues to grow in popularity as an alternative to MySQL database server. The latest release of postgresql is 9.2, this post helps one setup postgresql on CentOS, Debian and RHEL.

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Install Google Picasa on Ubuntu 11.04/11.10/12.04/12.10

Overview

Google has discontinued picasa for linux, quiet disheartening for people like me who use ubuntu and picasa. So the only way left is to run picasa executable using crossover or wine. This post will help you setup picasa using wine.

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Find memory faults using memtester on CentOS, RHEL, Fedora Debian, Ubuntu

Overview

Memtester is a small utility that can help system administrators find memory faults. It performs stress test to find memory subsystem faults. Read memtester man page for more information.

Find memory faults using memtester on CentOS, RHEL, Fedora Debian, Ubuntu

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Install Feng Office Project and Client Management Software on Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS/RHEL

Overview

Feng Office is a Web-based Software that integrates Project Management, Client Relationship Management, Billing, Financing, among other features that help you efficiently run your Professional Services Business. Source www.fengoffice.com

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Monitor remote hosts with Nagios or Icinga using NRPE on CentOS, RHEL, Debian, Ubuntu

Overview

Earlier I wrote a post on how to use ssh to monitor remote linux hosts, there is another way remote monitoring can be performed. This method make use of a plugin called NRPE (Nagios Remote Plugin Executor). The following helps Read More →

Revive aptitude package manager in Ubuntu and Debian

Overview

I have always struggled with aptitude package manager, with all those broken packages making management harder. We may use apt-get remove or autoremove to remove unwanted broken packages but all this may fail leaving you stuck with bad looking warning Read More →

How to monitor log files using Nagios or Icinga

Overview

Nagios and Icinga can also be used to monitor log files, now what is these two little beauties can't do. There are some very good plugins available ready to monitor server logs and notify you in case of errors and Read More →

How to set apt-get to work behind proxy in Ubuntu

Overview

This is a quick post about setting aptitude package manager to work behind proxy. If you have installed ubuntu as a desktop or server and trying to figure out how to download and install packages using aptitude package manager, just Read More →

Install RabbitVCS svn, git client on Ubuntu 12.10/12.04/11.10/11.04

Overview

There are some cool interfaces for subversion control for windows however when it comes to desktop linux distros, you find very few that can match their windows counterpart like TortoiseSVN. RabbitVCS is one such client that comes with all the Read More →
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