Setting Up PlexRequests Using Meteor Up

Phew! Alrighty, I (finally) just got Plex Requests deployed and working and I have to say that I really enjoy it, but building the deployment server to deploy the app to my prod server took longer than actually manually deploying it would (I feel). Ok, …

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Error Upgrading Splunk 6.1 to 6.3.1

Just ran into a problem tonight while upgrading my Splunk instance from 6.1 to 6.3.1. It had been offline for quite a while (it died and it’s just a demo system of mine) so it hadn’t been upgraded in a while. While following the phenomenal upgrade proc …

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Extend Volume on Amazon EC2 Instance

This one is pretty straightforward, but it is a nice little one that I might have to come back to at some point. ┬áThere is a really simple workflow for this: 1. Shutdown the EC2 instance 2. Create a snapshot of the volume that you want to expand 3. Cre …

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Amazon Glacier Backup of Linux Server

If you’re looking for cheap offsite backup storage and are ok waiting up to 24 hours for the ability to restore these backups, Amazon Glacier seems to be the main contender out there. At .01 per GB per month and no cost for storing or deleting backups …

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Rip CD/DVD With VMware ESX/VSphere

A quick command to rip a CD or DVD with VMware ESX or VSphere. dd if=/dev/cdrom of={path}/{name of iso}

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