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 Archiving old content (tar gzip)

In this article we'll explain how and why you should archive your old content - particularly...

 CSF Error: *WARNING* Binary location for [HOST] [/usr/bin/host] in /etc/csf/csf.conf is either incorrect, is not installed or is not executable

Following the install of CSF (ConfigServer Security & Firewall) on some servers, you may...

 CSF Error: *WARNING* URLGET set to use LWP but perl module is not installed, reverting to HTTP::Tiny

Following the install of CSF (ConfigServer Security & Firewall) on some servers, you may...

 Choosing the best DNS resolvers for a server

Customers often ask us what we'd recommend they use as DNS resolvers on their server. This...

 Clone the partition table of a GPT disk

Let's say you've a server running a software RAID setup with multiple HDDs or SSDs, but one of...

 Counting inodes / number of files per directory

From time to time we experince confusion over storage space utilisation. Namely, "where did all...

 Deleting many files - the easy way

If you've ever gone in to a directory, for example a mail or log directory, and wanted to clear...

 Growing / expanding ZFS pools on Linux

So you've installed ZFS for Linux on your virtual server, and then ran out of space. Not a...

 How to force reboot a Linux machine

Sometimes we find ourselves in sticky situations, where devices have locked up, or multiple disk...

 How to resize LVM partitions

Sometimes when users install their operating systems from ISOs manually, they choose to install...

 Improve CSF iptables performance with ipset

Servers running iptables with CSF firewall can become slow and bogged down while processing the...

 Monitoring network connections with netstat

Netstat is a useful Linux tool to help understand who is connected to/from your server, which...

 Speed up & secure cloud servers with more Entropy

In Linux, Entropy refers to randomness that is generated by a virtual random number generator,...

 Use mysqldump to backup a database

Almost all modern websites run with the help of a MySQL backend. Whether it's Wordpress, Magento,...