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SolusVM is a very good control panel for OpenVZ platform and supports Xen too. It is reasonably stable and very cost affective. If you have not tried or used it yet, I would recommend giving it a try. This post is about a recent issue I faced on SolusVM/OpenVZ node setup. After setting up a […]

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Riz Khan on March 21st, 2011

Linux has powerful set of shell commands using which you can almost achieve anything. Specially combining commands through pipes and redirection can make them more stronger. If you need to find the total file count in a directory in Linux ( CentOS / RHEL etc ) then you can do this using following command : […]

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Riz Khan on March 19th, 2011

Core dump is a memory or a storage dump which records the memory state of a computer program at specific instance when a program terminates abnormally. The abnormal termination of the program can be result of various reasons, however most OS are set to generate a core dump of memory state of the executable at […]

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Riz Khan on March 10th, 2011

fsck stands for File System Check and it is a disk repair utility used in Unix and Linux ¬†based operating systems. Normally fsck is started automatically at boot time if some file system inconsistency is identified. However System Administrators can issue a manual fsck as well if they notice any issues on the running system. […]

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Riz Khan on February 27th, 2011

MySQL database server has tbe capability to use different database storage engines. The database storage engine is what actually do the work of storing and retrieving data from the underlying database tables. The storage engines work like a modular code which can be plugged into MySQL. Among the stroage enginers MyISAM is the one, used […]

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Riz Khan on February 13th, 2011

Few days back I came across an issue on CentOS vps where the sshd service was failing, ¬†everything looked fine and reinstall of the service did not work either. There was no error shown at service startup, but the service status showed it was down : -bash-3.2# /etc/init.d/sshd start Starting sshd: [ OK ] -bash-3.2# […]

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