Tag Archive: Ubuntu

May 04

How to: Create directory in /var/run/ at startup in Ubuntu

How to: Create directory in /var/run/ at start-up in Ubuntu As you probably have already noticed, the /var/run directory is temporary storage used by your Ubuntu system. It is mapped to your RAM disk (Ubuntu uses I think about 10% of your RAM and creates a disk mount for it. This is used for folders …

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May 04

How to: Make a directory structure in Ubuntu only if the directories do not exist

How to: Make a directory structure in Ubuntu only if the directories do not exist Lately I have been working on start up scripts but because I use temporary storage for some mounts the information contained within them is cleared with each reboot (shutdown / turn on – Windows Azure). This means that the folder …

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Apr 10

Resolved: Ubuntu php5-fpm throws error “unknown instance” on service reload

Resolved: Ubuntu php5-fpm throws error “unknown instance” on service reload Rather short post this time around. It turns out there is a known issue that when you perform a service reload on php5-fpm you might encounter yourself with a bit of a problem. The use of reload is meant to result in a reloading of …

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Mar 30

How to: Install and use MySQLTuner to Optimize your MySQL configuration / performance

How to: Install and use MySQLTuner to Optimize your MySQL configuration / performance I am writing this post mostly because there is in my opinion a much better way to install MySQLTuner on your machine that the usual apt-get install MySQLTuner. As many of you would probably already know MySQLTuner is a well known and …

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Mar 30

How to: Install the MySQL Agent for NewRelic in an Ubuntu server

How to: Install the MySQL Agent for NewRelic in an Ubuntu server As part of a series of posts (How to: Install the Memcached Agent for NewRelic in an Ubuntu server and How to: Install the NginX Agent for NewRelic in an Ubuntu server) I am including instructions on how to install the MySQL monitoring agent …

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Mar 12

Resolved: Google Publisher Plugin error: “Plugin activation failed. Your WordPress installation doesn’t meet the minimum requirements.”

Resolved: Google Publisher Plugin error: “Plugin activation failed. Your WordPress installation doesn’t meet the minimum requirements.” When trying to install Google’s Publisher WordPress Plugin you may encounter the following error: Plugin could not be activated because it triggered a fatal error. Plugin activation failed. Your WordPress installation doesn’t meet the minimum requirements. « Back This …

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Mar 12

How to: Configure Swappiness in Ubuntu

How to: Configure Swappiness in Ubuntu In one of my previous articles on how to setup virtual memory / swap memory in Ubuntu I covered how to install a swap space for a Windows Azure VM. I deployed swap mostly as a precaution against running out of memory which could result on applications unable to …

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Mar 01

How to: Install the Memcached Agent for NewRelic in an Ubuntu server

How to: Install the Memcached Agent for NewRelic in an Ubuntu server Everytime I try to install a plugin for New Relic I find myself trying to figure out how to perform each of the steps. For example, take this instructions on how to install the Memcached agent to get monitoring on your web server: …

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Mar 01

How to: Install Ruby in an Ubuntu Server to use it with NewRelic’s Plugins

How to: Install Ruby in an Ubuntu Server to use it with NewRelic’s Plugins: Memcached & NginX Everytime I try to install a plugin for New Relic I find myself trying to figure out how to perform each of the steps. Also, most of them require other applications to be installed as well like Ruby …

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Feb 19

How to: Add or Remove Symbolic links in Ubuntu

How to: Add or Remove Symbolic links in Ubuntu Unlike Windows, in Linux based systems symbolic links are use quite frequently. The advantage of using symbolic links is that they allow you to have the same file in multiple locations, but the content to remain the same across all of them regardless of where you …

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