User contributed How to's/ Tips and tricks/ And Other things for systems admins [Multi OS]
RapidRescue(tm) is a rather unique feature in the hosting world, so I am going to try to shed some light on when and how it should be used. Without going into details on how it works, RapidRescue provides a network accessible resuce environment regardless of what condition your operating system...
When you first enter the HowTo forum it only shows the most recent threads (from the last 30 days).
However there are a ton of useful HowTo's that have been posted by KnightFoo and QT which you can see by doing the following:
Near the bottom you'll see where it says:
Live Database Backup at Server Beach is powered by Tivoli Database Protection (TDP) for SQL Server. This is a highly reliable database backup system that protects your SQL Server data in the event of accidental data deletions or even the complete loss of the server disk drives. The backup files...
It appears that there are some issues with the partitions that we at ServerBeach decided to go with. Our base installs on Windows Server 2008 both 32 and 64 bit come standard as follows:
C: = 40 GB
D: = Remaining Space on drive
With a built in tool Microsoft provides with the...
If you want to make somewhat sure you don't go over your bandwidth limit, you can use traffic shaping filters to set a max outbound speed.
To enable: /sbin/tc qdisc add dev eth0 root tbf rate 2500kbit latency 50ms burst 5000
To disable: /sbin/tc qdisc del dev eth0 root
You might want to...
As we continue to improve our processes I see a need for this short guide.
First log into www.mypeer1.com
Here you can see forgot password option, press this if you know your username, which is usually your email address to reset your password.
Once logged in you will see a new window that has...
First open your preferred web browser and type http://my.peer1.com. Log in using the credentials when setting up your account; usually it is your main email address and the password you chose.
I have used my account for this example.
Once you are in you will see buttons labeled Managed...
First log in to the My Peer1 portal at www.mypeer1.com.
Once you're in, click on My Account then towards the bottom add contact.
Once that window comes up enter the contact's name corresponding to first and last name. After that enter the contact's address....
I've seen a question or two lately regarding the tw_cli 3Ware RAID controller monitoring utility and how links to the software no longer exist in our forums :/
Here they are again:
A proprietary command line tool for 3ware RAID controllers can be downloaded from...
Just heard Apple will release a new version.
I almost bought one today for my wife, so I will hold on a few weeks.
Slick little machine those macbook airs are ...
Hi everybody! I am from Denmark and would like to say hello!
Ever wondered what city your server lives in? If you don't know, you tell by looking at your server's IP address.
We have been getting a great deal of questions on running YouTube clone websites here at ServerBeach. They have become extremely popular over the last couple of years. There are a few out there but the only one I have had time to successfully install is PHPMotion. It is a free...
Requests have slowly been increasing for secondary IP addresses to be used in virtual server configurations. We encourage the use of cool new technologies at ServerBeach, but there are a couple considerations to be made when setting this up on our servers.
The configuration most folks expect to...
After quite a bit of wanting for bandwidth monitoring, I finally decided to find an easy, reliable solution to do it myself. I have been using iftop to monitor network usage. It is console based, and you must run it as root. In the past, I have made extensive use of MRTG for web-based graphing, and...
In an effort to distribute the load of our back servers, ServerBeach
suggests randomizing the initiation of your backup scripts on random issue
to ease the load on our servers and ease the effectiveness of your backups.
Randomizing the start-up time of system scripts can be very...
Working with a lot of ServerBeach customer I wrote this simple document to show the different LVS options within Linux. I have used the below links to get a Ubuntu Server to load balance 2 webservers with active/passive LVS boxes to provide high availability between the LB's. I will be writing...
I am running a server on Windows Server 2008 with a MS SQL Server and put togther this HOW-TO about how to backup a database automatically. I figured I would share it with you:
I am using Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express but you should be able to use these instructions for all...
A couple of people have asked me some questions about subnet masks.
This is in reference to our Private Rack customers but some others of you may find it useful.
You can goto this link
Here is a link to an article regarding the installation of Ubuntu (intrepid) 8.10 remotely via ssh.
I am a serverbeach customer and my previous thread can be found here:...
So your cpanel server got hacked or server crashed? And if you didn't have cpanel backups of all your sites, then your only option is to copy from the old drive... heres the basics..
commands to be executed from root shell preceded by #
First Request a OS Reload through the ticket system,...
There seems to be some confusion on reporting registered forum members due to abuse. Should you receive any type of harassment from another registered user on these forums, whether it is via private message or public post, please do the following:
Locate the users post(s) - this can be any post...
I have a dedicated server with serverbeach and I figured out how to install Ubuntu (hardy) remotely via ssh. The install works for 32 or 64-bit systems.
Here are just the docs, but download the full script from:
Have fun! ;)
Sciri's totally unsupported Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) installer for
sb-install-hardy.sh Version 20080718a
Now that SPF functionality has been added to the DNS tool, here is a tool you can use to validate/verify the syntax of your SPF Records (While some have been using SPF a while, this tool makes the checks just a bit easier)
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