Admin centric topics and FAQ

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What to do if /boot is too small if /boot is too small, it can be moved to the root partition
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Superseeding sendmail with postfix on Solaris To evade sendmail's cryptic log files, install postfix from Blastwave!
SolarisSNMP Setup a SNMP agent on solaris
Restart GEOSegDB From time to time it's necessary to restart a crashed DB/2 instance
Rescue data from dyig disk Use ddrescue to get data from a disk about to die
Repairing a xfs filesystem How to repair a xfs filesystem that was corrupted due to various reasons.
Let Atlas send sms automatically How to use smsd on host postfix to send warning sms messages
HOWTO: Fix offline computer Guideline how to handle computers which are offline for unknown reasons
HowTo configure Internal-Rescue-Flashdrive Way to configure an internal rescuesystem or USB-System for different problems.
How to use the video capture box This page describes how to use the video capture box from Golm
How to use gridftp This page describes how to use gridftp to send files to Atlas
How to use fdisk This page explains the usage of fdisk.
How to update the database of bind9 This pages shows the commands needed for updating the database of bind9.
How to talk to the RAID controller This page shows the command for connecting to the RAID controller.
How to setup an OpenVPN server How to setup an OpenVPN server
How to set up IPMI for Conserver This page describes the IPMI set-up for Conserver, a server-client program enabling to pool console connections.
How to replace disk in DDN SFA10000 How to replace disk in DDN SFA10000
How to recreate a backup by using LVM This page describes how you can re-create the equivalent of an LVM2 backup file by examining the LVM2 header on the disk and editing out the binary stuff.
How to recognize and handle known hardware issues This page contains detected symptoms and the corresponding hardware problems and their solution.
How to patch the bad blocks script This pages shows how to patch the bad blocks script so that it does not run forever
How to package on Bob This page documents how to use git buildpackage to build packages local and on the server.
How to move user between two SAM file systems Simple command line to keep online files online after user's move
How to monitor the current LIGO Data Grid or Atlas status? Look here if you want to know who loaded Atlas or other LSC cluster are
How to manage the Debian repo on bob? Brief description of typical reprepro commands needed to run on bob
How to limit access to certain directories on Apache This page shows how to limit access to certain directories on Apache.
How to install the Cisco VPN client in Suse This page explains how to install the Cisco VPN client in Suse
How to install Redmine How to install Redmine
How to install Postfix on Redmine server How to install Postfix on Redmine server
How to get USB support working in virtualbox under Ubuntu gutsy This page explains how to get USB support working in virtualbox under Ubuntu gutsy
How to get FreeDOS working with TCP/IP and ssh. This page explains how to get FreeDOS working with TCP/IP and ssh.
How to forward ports of nodes This document describes how to forward ports of nodes in the LAN to ports of the gateway visible in the WAN.
How to find bad blocks on hard drives This pages describes the commands needed to find bad blocks on hard drives.
How to find and fix bad blocks on XFS This page describes several methods to find and also a way to fix bad blocks on XFS.
How to export/import tapes from SL3000 If tapes need to be offloaded from the library or imported again, try folloing these simple steps
How to create FreeDOS bootable USB thumb drive How to create FreeDOS bootable USB thumb drive
How to create a pulling foswiki set-up with reprepro This page describes how to set up a foswiki with reprepro
How to create a Debian package This pages links to tutorials on how to build Debian packages.
How to create a build farm This pages explains how to create a build farm.
How to cope with /boot being too small Moving /boot to another partition
How to convert SVN-repositories to git This page describes which tools and commands are needed to convert a SVN-repository to git
How to configure Redmine to receive emails How to configure Redmine to receive emails
How to clone the Solaris Sun boxes This pages describes how to clone the Solaris Sun boxes.
How to build packages This pages summarizes how to build packages for Debian etch and lenny in i386 and amd64 variants.
How to build Matlab This pages describes how to build Matlab.
How to build LSB-conform ruby-startscripts  
How to build Atlas kernel Brief instructions how to build Atlas kernel
How to boot over a network using kernel on a remote server This is a simple description how to boot over a network using kernel on a remote server.
How to backup (and restore) a SVN repository This page describes how to backup (and restore) a SVN repository
How to automate Telnet This page shows a script that automates some configuration taks in Telnet
How to add a new user This page describes how to add a new user to Atlas
Fixing errors on Solaris How to read failure information on Solaris and how to "repair" old faults.
Fix Solaris boot achive After an update the vital Soaris boot archive might be damaged or out of date
Description of the pxe-bootable live system This page explains the usage of the pxe-bootable live system which can be used to examine a node without touching its harddrive.
Description of FAI classes for Lenny This page proposes a new modular scheme for FAI classes on Lenny Servers.
Data Migration from Gnats to Redmine Howto migrate Tickets from gnats to redmine
Create Service Data File for 6780 Oracle support needs to evaluate this file for further actions
Create link aggregation on solaris 10 with myricom cards Create link aggregation on solaris 10 with myricom cards
Create Init Scripts for Solaris Short tutorial how to properly set up init scripts on Solaris
Cluster Monitoring On this page various problems concerning the cluster are listed for monitoring.
Cheat Sheet for Adapted arcconf CLI Cheat Sheet for Adapted arcconf CLI
Building an Atlas kernel How to build a kernel for atlas
Boinc jobs with Condor and dyncamic slots How to circumvent problems with fetch work and dynamic slots
Available LSC packages This pages lists available LSC packages in our repository
ATLAS Hardware Facilities It is about the ATLAS hardware resources and related photos

-- ArthurVarkentin - 10 Feb 2012
Topic revision: r2 - 10 Feb 2012, ArthurVarkentin
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