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Top new questions this week:

Is there a way to know why a service is restarted and who did it?

Ubuntu 14.04 clamav 0.98.7 The problem is clamav-daemon is restarted nearly daily: Sep 1 06:30:00 x-master clamd[6778]: Pid file removed. clamd[6778]: --- Stopped at Tue Sep 1 06:30:00 2015 ...

ubuntu ubuntu-14.04 clamav auditd  
asked by quanta 9 votes
answered by Soumyadip DM 6 votes

How can I tell if the server supports hot-swapping drives?

I recently purchased a used server (the type that fits into a rack, rather than a free-standing machine). One nice feature, is rather than having to open up the cover and unscrew the harddrives, this ...

linux hard-drive hardware hotswap  
asked by IQAndreas 8 votes
answered by ewwhite 8 votes

Is it possible to create a generalized configuration file for installing Windows features using PowerShell?

I'm currently trying to automate the build of a VM running Windows Server 2012 R2. At the moment the challenge is automating the addition of roles and features. Within the roles and features wizard ...

powershell automation automated-install xml  
asked by CameronM34 6 votes
answered by Jim B 9 votes

Automating WSUS via PowerShell

I have written a script with the intention of quickly managing the WSUS process, and I have a few things I hard coded in, but would rather get with PowerShell. In particular, the 'Target' groups for ...

windows powershell wsus  
asked by Abraxas 6 votes
answered by Drifter104 8 votes

Wildcards in Nagios hostgroup_name exclusions

I'm having difficulty finding good documentation for wildcards and regular expressions (particularly as they work with exclusions) in Nagios. Here is an example of what I'm trying to do: In ...

monitoring nagios  
asked by Jeremy Koppel 4 votes
answered by Keith 3 votes

Safe to change NTFS ACLs on an active file system?

We're adding a lot of new groups to the permissions on our companies shared drives. Some of the folder trees can contain millions of files and TBs of data. As is, changing the ACLs on these folders ...

windows ntfs shares  
asked by Caesar Kabalan 4 votes
answered by eejai42 0 votes

How to Setup Exchange Server 2007 SP3 in a Hyper-V 2012 Private Switch Test Environment?

What we want to do I want to setup a private virtual lab on my hyper-v host (HOST). We currently run Exchange Server 2007 SP3 on our email server and plan to upgrade it to Exchange Server 2013. My ...

active-directory windows-server-2012 hyper-v exchange-2007  
asked by Art.Vandelay05 4 votes
answered by longneck 2 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

EPEL Repo for CentOS 6 causing error

I've got a VM running CentOS 6 (64bit) and I'm attempting to add the EPEL repo like usual to install various packages as I do quite regularly. Today, I'm experiencing some strange errors yet I'm ...

linux centos6 yum epel  
asked by Tom Wilson 27 votes
answered by Jo Rhett 59 votes

What permissions should my website files/folders have on a Linux webserver?

This is a Canonical Question about File Permissions on a Linux web server. I have a Linux web server running Apache2 that hosts several websites. Each website has its own folder in /var/www/. ...

linux apache-2.2 security web-server permissions  
asked by Nic 136 votes
answered by Nic 168 votes

Can you answer these?

Open Directory Password Change Issues on OS X Server 10.10

I'm having a problem with 50+ workstations (10.9 and 10.10) when a user changes their OD password (either at the OS X login screen or the System Preferences). The password change updates on the ...

mac-osx ldap openldap kerberos mac-osx-server  
asked by Chris 1 vote

Automatically build kernel modules after unattended upgrades in ubuntu

For automatic upgrades I has installed unattended-upgrades package and configured it. After each unattend kernel upgrade I must run following commands to recompile iscsi kernel modules: apt-get ...

ubuntu iscsi upgrade unattended kernel-modules  
asked by Vladimir Skubriev 2 votes

ZFS - zfs destroy snapshot during zfs send incremental

How does zfs handle destroying snapshots during an incremental send? Example: 2 servers using ZFS: zfshost1 [root@zfshost1~]# zfs list -t snapshot NAME ...

zfs snapshot  
asked by eKKiM 2 votes
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