On my laptop my harddisk has started to fail. =(
So I wanted to backup my crypt file holding all my valuable files. This crypt file has 20GB. I tried to copy this file at once on our server. No luck.
Tried within KDE (4.9.0), no luck.
Tried in bash with
$ cp crypt-file smb/server/home
(I use to mount Samba shares in ~/smb/SERVER/SHARE)
Tried with scp: no luck.
The effect: at a certain point of time the transmission starts to either abort or – in the case of scp – is stalled. That is when I got around 11GB on the server. So scp got stalled and I tried it with the -l option:
$ scp -l 8192 crypt-file user@server:
But this takes an eternity for 20GB! And there is no guarantee of success either.
Next, I dropped the TCP SACK ability, which occasionally causes scp to get stalled:
# echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_sack
$ scp crypt-file user@server:
Finally I mounted the crypt and went for rsync
$ rsync -avuz crypt/ user@server:backup
and encrypted there by using
gpg the tarball of credentials holding passwords.
So rsync is the salvation. But then it is put there in plain on the server. I admit: this *has* some advantages but the drawback is: that you have to go and find all your precious files which ought to be protected and find yet another way to encrypt them. With the help of
$ gpg -e FILE this is ok but cumbersome.
… simply doesn’t work at all. Investigated to much time for this (some hours) without any results but this: it’s totally broken. What a pity. OTOH the phpBB3 devs do not support multiboard on VirtualHost in the first at all. So the Debian people tried hard but failed to find a convenient way to do this.
What a pity.
To have a multiboard running on the machine it is best to kick the update possibilities offered by apt (*sigh*) and go for the plain, manually install into the VirtualHost’s folders. Each with an unique phpBB3 installment. Yes, this works, but leaves the user with the nightmare in upgrading each board in separate, which is very, very cumbersome.
I hope the phpBB3 devs some day realize that multiboard and/or VirtualHost support is needed right out-of-the-box.
I decided to go for “Grey Opaque 1.8.1” Theme: it’s mighty, elegant and really mets me (well, ok, I modified some parts of the CSS …) During installation and browsing several themes I noticed that WordPress tries to get a grip on my FTP account to “automatically” install the themes … huh?
No, are you serious?
Found a way to bypass that by adding:
/** sets up 'direct' method for wordpress, auto update without FTP */
/etc/wordpress/config-dyle.org.php wordpress installment of my Debian Squeeze 6.0.5.
… and this work’s like charm! No passwords, credentials, setup of FTP, no nothing. You just click “Install Now!” and WordPress does all the work without any need for any secrets. This works because WordPress now downloads all stuff into the
/usr/share/wordpress/wp-content folder directly.
Didn’t know WordPress is that easy to manage and expand. I must confess: I’m pretty much impressed.
*grml* My old root-server has been infected by someone playing nasty games. Therefore moved to yet another system. New IP, new system (Debian 6.0.5 – at last!) …
Lot is working again, but still a lot to do.
It is a real pity. I’ve opened this blog just recently and I already had about 30 spammers registered. Every time a spammer registers himself I get an email. Which is actually a good thing per se. But those spammers keep pushing my email inbox. And as my phone (Android of course) checks emails regularly I’m always to peek for who has just written me. And in the last days it has been 70-80% spammer registration.
So I turned the “Everyone can register” feature off. This is really annoying. This is just stupid. Restricting the power and possibilities because some just give a shit about others. *sigh*
= Coool. =)
I’ve got everything up’n running again and it is a pleasure to have an email-service at hand, where I can setup things I want.
I had a little headache with the admin stuff in PostfixAdmin since I went for more secure passwords. So I frickled with the implementation and thought I was on the hunt for a bug. But finally I realized it was mere a PEBCAK. Hehehe. Thanks to Open Source.
Speaking of Open Source, seems that Nokia is going down the road. Sad, it has been a nice company until Stephen Elop took over. Now he’s gonna destroy it.
Right after reinstalling all my basic software on my new server, I’m still busy working to setup and configure all the material I wanted.
Unfortunately my Wiki has gone to heaven as well. This’l cause to complete rewrite my GNU Autotools introduction anew. I hope I can find some relicts in my backups somewhere. … :(
Edit: Jesus! Got it back again! Weehoo … I commit: backups are a damn good thing!
Again, a new start. I’ve smashed my old wordpress installation due to problems when moving my whole www.dyle.org server to a new location. Problem was: I wanted to update some stuff on the host but
# apt-get upgrade
told after some time: kernel too old. And look: 2.6.8 is really old. So Hosteurope gave me a new server instance: cheaper, faster, bigger and … newer! Yes: 2.6.18 is newer. Despite the fact I have currently
$ uname -srv
Linux 2.6.38-gentoo-r1 #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Mar 29 08:13:35 CEST 2011
at home … huh. But – *sigh* – Â I guess, I have to live up with that.
Good. I need some time to set up this WordPress stuff again. Had some hard times already to figure out, how WordPress was debianized for multiple blogs.