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How to update computing nodes in a cluster?

I am in the process of small computing cluster assembly. It will run Ubuntu/Slurm for job scheduling. Only the head node will be connected to the Internet, all others will be accessible from the local ...
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Will execution of many parallel instances of an application from NFS drive affect performance?

I am assembling a simple computing cluster under Ubuntu 20.04 and Slurm as a job scheduler. The cluster will be primarily used for quantum-chemical calculations, so, as a rule, each job will run its ...
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RAID5 stopped randomly stopped working and now 2 drives show as (out of date)

I have been running this raid for a few months with new SSDs and today the raid stops working. After a restart the raid won't assemble again. All drive are fine and show as healty in SMART. I tried ...
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How to tackle leaking file watchers on Debian 11?

I work with a couple different nodejs live servers as part of my job and there seems to be some kind of leak within my tooling/workflow causing file watchers to accumulate over time until they hit the ...
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I type in ls or anything in the ftp command line I enter in "passive mode" and then can not do anything

I have a vsftpd server running. Whenever I type in ls or anything in the ftp command line I enter in "passive mode" and then can not do anything. I need to have a working ftp so I can ...
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How to save the output of linux command to a file in local

I have SSH to a server and have a syslog at usr/local. I am using the command tail -f syslog.log | grep fps and want to save the output of it to a file. I have tried to SCP as below % scp root@10.211....
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rsync files across multiple user accounts

I am quite new to using rsync and I'm wondering if it is possible to rsync files across multiple user accounts on a single PC? For the computers I want to apply the rsync command to, each user has to ...
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Can not see mounts after using mount -a in Debian 10

I am trying to create some mount points between two Debian 10 machines using NFS. On the server I have this information in my /etc/exports file: /home 10.13.38.184(rw,sync,no_root_squash,...
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Create/Upload personal projects in a specific GIT folder (each folder has its own ".git") LOCAL SERVER GIT

I am creating (on a personal local server) a git server where I will upload all my projects inside. The structure will be as follows: myprojects dir_project1 dir_project2 .... Now I'm ...
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Expose a single local file to the internet using command line

I want to let a friend to download a file from my mac. Just one file. Is there a way to expose a specific local file from my ubuntu or mac so that my friend could just enter my IP and port in a ...
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How to bring back the files from a remote server (initially accessed through 2 step login) back to our local computer?

For research purposes, I use the University server. The server login is a two-step process. First, I type ssh -p 44 linuxuser@jackbio-oopd.res.uk (Altered for security reason) Then the password is ...
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how to wget a file on a remote server connected using ssh?

I am connected to my university computer using SSH as follows : sudo ssh server@A.B.C.D However once connected, I'm not able to download any file on the server using wget like this : server_user@...
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How to SCP the output of a command from a remote server to another remote server?

I am connected to a remote machine ( server1 ). On server1 I want to make a script that is copying & renaming some files that have a specific size but to rename them only after they are ...
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Move partition only using CLI tools at same disk

Need a help trying to get a question I couldn't find anywhere, and most solutions were outdated. Is there a CLI-only solution to move partitions between the same disk? "parted" used to have a ...
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Copy files from host to server, but only those that already exist in the destination directory

Is there a way to transfer files using scp but not all of them, only the subset which already exists in the destination folder? p.s. all the files have the same extrension (*.JPG), if that matters ...
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Using MacOS as a file server for Linux backups

I have recently purchased a 2014 Mac Mini to use as a personal file server among other small server tasks. The main purpose of the device is for me to be able to back up files over the network. ...
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Plex Media Server cannot see sub folders.. Permissions issue?

I am trying to setup a RaspberryPi as a Plex Media Server. The server is setup and running. I can access it via the web interface. I want my media files in the directory /mnt/sda/will/plex. This is ...
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Samba multi user setup - step by step?

Tried it many times but never get the SMB sharing right on Unix. A minimal Debian file server, no GUI, just SSH... I always thought you set all the permissions in SMB and just found out you do it in ...
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Ethernet not working after removing GPU

So, I am having an issue where my Ubuntu Server (v18.04.3) no longer wants to connect to the internet. It was working fine before I took out my gpu to sell. I have googled to my hearts content and ...
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Get remote files by a list preserving their relative paths, and do it on a remote machine

1) I run SSH session on the remote client to get files from the server. 2) There is a server and it keeps a very broad directory structure. 3) I've got a list of thousands path-names to the files ...
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IPv6 simple home LAN server confiiguration

How do we configure a IPv6 host for access through its global IPv6 address? If that's what we do.This is a server running services for a small home LAN that I want to access when I'm away. I have ...
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Allow "another" user to make personal backups on my server through sshd with no shell access (public key login)

I have set up a Ubuntu server at my home just to learn "stuff". I overdid a bit and have some spare room on my SSD. I am prepared to give a friend some of that space to make backups on my computer. He ...
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Find searches only for the first matching entry

I have to find all directory paths with specific subfolders. The search pattern is as follows: find /foo/*/searched_folder/bar -maxdepth 0 -type d ̶I̶t̶'̶s̶ ̶w̶o̶r̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶p̶r̶e̶t̶t̶y̶ ̶w̶e̶l̶l̶ ...
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Sync multiple PCs every boot via home LAN (local files update old version on server)

I need your precious support and advices for a kind of setup for my home computing. So... I have two laptops and a desktop that I use same (or different) times. Every computer has a different distro (...
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Hide folder that user uses currently

I'm searching for a ftp server or any idea to achieve hiding folder from others when somebody is working in it. For example: I have 3 folders: A B C when I working in A, anybody who is also connected ...
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How should I proceed in upgrading server packages?

On my main linux machine, I usually upgrade my packages pretty much without thinking about it and in the rare event that I get a compatibility issue, I solve it afterwards. I always have backups of ...
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How large should an LVM snapshot be?

Preface to my Situation and Motivation I am trying to familiarize myself with Ubuntu Server edition as I set up a home server. I am setting up a small virtual network with a hypervisor for ...
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Using Docker Webmin Guest to administer Host

I'm running a Raspberry pi with HypriotOS. I want to be able to administer simple tasks via a GUI internal and remotely( mostly directory/ file sharing related) . I have docker installed and also a ...
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Does Winscp have a local file on my pc I can reference from my web server? [closed]

I've been using Winscp to transfer files back and forth, but for certain applications it would just be a lot simpler if I just had a "file" I could reference for the app to my web server without ...
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Securing my Web Server with NAS

I have been researching about the security threats to a web server. It makes me want to secure my own on my Raspbian OS system. What are the list of things that are recommended or optional to install ...
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HOWTO make Linux system look like USB Drive [closed]

I have a custom NAS built from a CentOS 6.5 baseline. I need the storage of this NAS to be accessible via its USB port. I cannot use the network connection. My cell phone can do this, there has to ...
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Run terminal command on a server

I have a linux machine and I'm connecting to a server using its IP address. I go to the finder (Nautilus) address bar and type smb://xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx then it asks for my credentials and I enter then ...
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What are the differences between options for base environment in CentOS install?

During CentOS install, there is a choise of "base environment". I want to install a general file, DNS, mail, etc. server, but there appears to be 3 different options for servers: Infrastructure ...
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How can I make my Linux server sleep and wake on LAN when not in use?

I have recently purchased myself an HP rack server for use as a personal fileserver. This server currently lives under my bed as I have nowhere else to put it. For those not aware (as I was not ...
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CLI (NO GUI) linux distro small memory old pc [closed]

Can anyone suggest a CLI only light linux distro? I got a very old machine has 256Ram and 120Gb of HDD. I would like to turn this into a file server only so I can watch movies using my phone. I don't ...
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Samba SMB Daemon fails to start; installation incomplete

I'm attempting to create a Samba server on a Raspberry Pi running Raspbian. The install gives the following error message. Setting up samba (2:4.5.12+dfsg-2+deb9u1) ... Failed to preset unit: Unit ...
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How can I disable a cpu fan on a Dell laptop on Turnkey Linux?

Just to preface this, I know this is a stupid idea and I could risk destroying my CPU. I'm willing to risk that because I have a reasonable setup that can replace the functionality of the fan. I have ...
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Moving specific files to two different locations [closed]

I am having a query regarding file separation in unix. Suppose in a unix directory there are multiple files with different names but having same extension. E.g. /dir/AB_123yuu.pdf /dir/SD_234ggj.pdf /...
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Is it a good idea to practice on a raspberry Pi serve [closed]

I'm sixteen years old and I would like to be a system administrator or penetration tester don't know which yet. Should I buy Enterprise server level equipment or will starting out with a raspberry Pi ...
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Synchronize files across different Linux distributions

I have been digging around and can't really figure out which software can synchronize files automatically to other web servers. Just like Facebook. they have many servers but when you upload something,...
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How to run tnftpd without root on OS X?

I'm trying to run tnftpd on OS X, which is NetBSD's FTP server and used to be OS X's FTP server. I built and installed it from Apple's sources. Unfortunately, it seems that I cannot run the server ...
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Creating "fat" Termimal multiboot server LTSP

I have 150 mining servers. They all have own ssd drives, and EthOS distribution based on Ununtu. Now I want to crate centralized server without ssd. All machines will connect by wlan and take the ...
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autofs : dynamic mounting rule for s3 bucket

I successfully implement autofs to automatically mount s3 bucket to the server which running ubuntu server 14.04.5 by following this tutorials. but the number of bucket (that needs to automatically ...
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Logistics of copying large number of files scp server to server. How to determine progress?

So, in my work we've had to copy a large number of files from my old server to new. There are two data backups I've had to transfer each having ~200000 files cumulatively over 20GBs. There are large ...
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DEGRADED zpool can't be imported with I/O error

I'm running a personal server at home with a CentOS 7 OS and a 12TB zpool. It's been running for a couple of years and yesterday I noticed some problems so I went in to have a look. At first it ...
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Unix Server on USB drive with main storage on USB drive

My cousin and I are talking Ubuntu Servers. What I do is I have a main VM that I used a Ubuntu mini install cd which downloads only the files you want, I tell it to download just what is needed for ...
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samba file sharing gives 0x80070043 in windows [closed]

I have samba set up on ubuntu server, and trying to share folders inside sharedfolders at the root directory. However, I get this error 0x80070043 in windows. root@ubuntu:~# ls -lh sharedfolders/ ...
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Access Debian server folder via web browser with user login

I just signed up with digital ocean for my Debian server. In the server I created multiple users, each user having an access to 1 different folder to view files in there. Now what I want to do is to ...
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How to set up a localhost server with http protocol on apache [closed]

I'm novice in linux world and I'm french, I don't have a good English. I want to create a data platform with a table in an intranet network! So, How to set up localhost server with http protocol on ...
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Limit FTP connections by area

Is there any (simple) way to deny FTP connections based on the general physical location? I plan to use FTP as a simple cloud storage for me and my friends. I use an odroid c2 (similar to raspberry pi ...
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