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Debian can't reboot and asking for root password (maintenance)

I'm experienced some file system errors on Debian (seems caused by RAID controller). Files system now seems fixed. I reinstalled broken packages with some broken config files. System boots normally. ...
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What doesn't need defragmentation? Linux or the ext2 ext3 FS?

Why don't you have to defrag a Linux system? Because it's using the ext2/ext3 file system or because it's Linux? That's relevant, because a have a double boot system (W7 / Ubuntu) and a common ...
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Linux tool to track directory space over time

Are there any common Linux tools that track disk space over time, not just a filesystem overall, but for example, so I could easily see which directory trees swelled up and shrunk historically? The ...
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Small company Linux server maintenance update practices

What is a secure update plan for web-facing servers when the person tasked with administration cannot allocate significant time to testing each updated package for breakage? Of course I want to update ...
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Should I clean up the home directory prior installing a new distribution?

I'm used to keep all my files in my /home directory after whiping out my root / device and reinstalling distributions. This is pretty handy as all private files and personal settings are kept after ...
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Intruder nature detection by opensource tools like tripwire

I want to use different kind of intrusion detection tools like OpenSource Tripwire. Please suggest me some tools which can provide me some additional information to that provided by tripwire? ...
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Script for courier maildir folders on CentOS LAMP environment

I'm looking for resources to help me build a script to do monthly maintenance of maildir folders for a typical CentOS LAMP VPS hosting environment. I would like to run a script that runs from a ...
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Can servers be synchronised to share the same configurations? [duplicate]

I have three VPS' running on separate hosts. They've had CentOS 5 installed on them at various points and I assume all run with slight variations of Webmin, PHP, MySQL etc. I've started to notice ...
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Script or tool for maintenance (archive/remove old files, clean temporal files, etc…) on Unix/Linux

Everybody have the same problem: How to deal with old files, logs, temporal files to archive them (compress, store in alternate locations), delete unneeded, etc. them Specially if you have to deal ...
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How to find out what turned off the computer?

Yesterday, after getting back home I found out my computer is turned off. Since it appeared it was cold shutdown (a lot of disk repairs were shown during boot up) I am wondering what was the cause. ...