Want to be notified instantly when someone logs into your server as root?
No problem, check out this nice tutorial on email notification for root logins. Keeping track of who logs into your server and when is very important, especially when you’re dealing with the super user account. We recommend that you use an email address not hosted on the server your sending the alert from
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To make sure MySQL uses the query cache, there are a few variables you need to set in the configuration file . Usually its my.cnf or my.ini so check on your server with the shell command locate , in our case we are running on a CentOS 5.2 distro and to its my.cnf located in /etc so we opened it by using : nano /etc/my.cnf
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Moving mySQL DBs from one server to another:
mysqldump -uUSER -pPASSWORD txp_database > txp_database.sql
puts the entire thing in one nicely portable text file.
on a new server it takes
mysql -uUSER -pPASSWORD txp_database < txp_database.sql
to import it.
Cron allows users to automate repetitive system administration tasks such as tape backups, database reorganization, and general file cleanups (such as emptying log files and queues).
The Crontab File’s Syntax
To tell cron what you want it to run, and how often you want it to run it, you need to create a crontab file. A crontab file is just a text file with the following syntax:
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Taking backup of mysql database using cron
Create a file called database_backup.sh and also an empty directory called mysql_backup. The database_backup.sh script should have the following info :
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The great people from R-FX Networks are bringing us a number of powerfull tools for the Linux Server enviroment
PRM (Process Resource Monitoring) monitors the process table on a given system and matches process id’s with set resource limits in the config file or per-process based rules. Process id’s that match or exceed the set limits are logged and killed; includes e-mail alerts, kernel logging routine and more…
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Whenever you can’t remember Root password, you can read this tutorial and do step by step to Reset it … You can log in with single-user mode and create a new root password.
Reboot your computer. When GRUB is presenting the menu list, follow those instructions:
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For whatever reason CentOS decided to drop netconfig and renamed it to
We’ve put together some of the more frequently used SSH commands or linux shell commands, and organized them by name so you can easily find a command, their description and how to use it. This guide will continue to be updated and should not be considered a complete list of SSH commands or linux shell commands, but commands, we found, often used. If you would like to add to this guide, please email us and let us know.
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