I've been using cacti for network stat collection for years. In that time I've had to move cacti from one linux server to another. Keeping all the historical rrd data was of top priority. I just did another migration this morning. My notes were the key. I'm going to share them with you here. A … Continue reading How To: Migrate Cacti to another host
I use the Dag RPM Repository for Red Hat Enterprise Linux repo to install nice little extras like Cacti and htop. Here's how to add it to CentOS so you can use it with yum. Edit/Create the repo file: vi /etc/yum.repos.d/dag.repo Add this to the repo file: [dag] name=Dag RPM Repository for Red Hat Enterprise Linux … Continue reading Setup the Dag RPM Repository for Red Hat Enterprise Linux on CentOS
I've had lots of YUM update and install issues on one of my many linux hosts. This did the trick: rm /var/lib/rpm/__db.* My guess is that something was corrupt in one of the databases. After duping just the files above YUM was happy and fast again.
Samba: How to share files for your LAN without user/password This is a quick and dirty method to set samba to allow read-only file sharing as guest (without be prompted for a password). Because users won’t be prompted for a user/password, this is meant to be installed in a LAN where all hosts and users are trusted. … Continue reading Samba: How to share files for your LAN without user/password
At a command line: To get the kernel version: uname -r To get the disto: cat /etc/issue
I don't always remember how to find this out so here it is: # cat /proc/version You could also do: # uname -a