Category Archives: sysadmin

Progress in the middle of the night

Since last post I have now figured out the quick solution to run xampp with mongodb, thanks to this post: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3635200/how-to-work-on-the-xampp-mongodb-in-windows I ended up running mongodb through my old z-wamp, copied the php_mongo.dll file from z-wamp and added it to php.ini … Continue reading

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Unpacking xampp, Windows Explorer vs 7-zip

Windows explorer: a little more than 1 MB/s, estimated finish time 30 minutes. 7-zip: 12MB/s, finished before I looked at my watch.

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Today I did, and learned, so far

Some of the things Iearned and did so far today. I was up at 6 (am that is for Americans) and now it is already 20.25 (again, 8.25pm for Americans) and I’m going to work tonight from 3 or 4 … Continue reading

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Using gddrescue for the first time

gddrescue is an amazing piece of software. Using it is really simple: gddrescue /<input file or device>  /<output file or device> /<log file> So far it has recovered about 58 GB, had 2 errors and lost 193 kB.

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Upgraded a piwik installation a few hours ago

Upgrading piwik is so easy you might almost accidentally do it. Just click the button, click next and click next. “Falling into the pit of success” comes to mind. Compare this to normal enterprise software, or even just a less … Continue reading

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Macbook battery life

My MacBooks battery life has been steadily declining over the last few months. The warranty expired in May, so it was about time. Guess the other sysadmin has already ordered a new one from Apple. (I’d most likely ordered it … Continue reading

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Learning zabbix

I’m learning Zabbix, using the book “Zabbix 1.8 Network monitoring”. Having recently tried Zenoss, and a while ago Nagios, Zabbix so far seems simpler. Todays first lesson: On Ubuntu 10.04, Zabbix installed using apt-get, the following message in the logs … Continue reading

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