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Senior Systems Engineer with a Linux, virtualization and performance-tuning focus.

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comment Graceful way to kill process
That seems to be unique to non-RHEL/CentOS versions of killall
Sep
8
comment BIOS Update within Linux
What type of hardware is this? Is it a branded server? If so, there are some options...
Jun
29
comment enable SMART for HP hard disk
@HBruijn This is correct. I often say that S.M.A.R.T. is not the final word in storage monitoring. In the HP Smart Array case, the controllers use SMART amongst a number of other methods to determine drive and array health.
Apr
11
comment I accidentally formatted the wrong volume - is it possible to restore the previous Ext4 filesystem?
Well, now we know! Sorry :(
Mar
27
comment Linux dmesg errors, motherboard issue?
What motherboard, what server type, what make/model of PCIe SSD, what OS/Distribution/Version, what's your sign (Capricorn), A/S/L?
Mar
23
comment Easy way to determine virtualization technology
@Gilles Edited: But the script generally detects KVM, Xen, QEMU, VirtualBox, Parallels, OpenVZ, IBM System Z, LPAR, z/VM, Hitachi Virtage, VMWare, Microsoft Hyper-V. Hmm... should LXC be included?
Mar
23
comment Move Complete ORACLE from one system to another
Can you provide information on the specific models of the servers you're working with?
Jan
19
comment DHCPD ignoring my subnet declaration
Annoying, right? I just got bit by this.
Jan
14
comment Reasons for rsync NOT transfering all files?
Trailing slashes in your rsync command may be a good idea here.
Jan
2
comment can I get the shell to decide ls or less depending on filetype?
@ceejayoz You got it. Much more tolerance her eon U&L versus ServerFault :)
Jan
2
comment can I get the shell to decide ls or less depending on filetype?
@ceejayoz I'm not sure I can. These are discrete commands. It's like trying to describe the color "blue".
Jan
2
comment can I get the shell to decide ls or less depending on filetype?
Or the OP could use the right commands... +1 for the workaround.
Jan
2
comment can I get the shell to decide ls or less depending on filetype?
You're doing it wrong...
Nov
20
comment Linux “/dev/SDA” goes read only file system on SDB device failure
Why are you removing hard disk and/or the power to your disks on your system?
Oct
6
comment Screen is terminating
Are you on a VPS or hosted server, by chance?
Oct
6
comment Screen is terminating
What is the command?
Aug
30
comment Possible to limit number of cups printers?
How would you like to filter? By user? By group? By IP subnet? By location?
Feb
10
comment Host CPU does not scale frequency when KVM guest needs it
No, is there an application (reason) to want to use this in a virtualized setup?
Feb
10
comment Host CPU does not scale frequency when KVM guest needs it
@MichaelHampton is there a real application for this, or is it just a one-off trick?
Dec
6
comment Copy over ssh and execute commands in one session
One addition... You can accomplish this without actually copying the script to the remote server... Say you have a script named sync.sh on your main server. Let's say it contains the commands to stop and start your service, as well as a call to scp the files you need. You can execute this script on the remote server without copying it to the remote server by using: ssh user@remote.host < sync.sh This is handy if you don't want to have to manage the script on multiple remote systems. I use this for [hardware/inventory collection](serverfault.com/questions/365238/documenting-server-de