Category Archives: HowTo

Upgrading Omeka and Neatline

A first project at my new job at the Scholar’s Lab at UVA was to update some old Omeka/Neatline sites. I wrote a script to take care of the process now and in the future. https://github.com/mossiso/onus I perhaps went a little overboard and made it pretty robust. I was going to take the opportunity to […]

Atop – Apache Top, for keeping tabs on the web servers

When I first became a systems administrator of a large web server, I wanted to know what the current traffic to all of the virtual hosts (vhosts) looked like. I wanted to see which domains were getting the most traffic and where that traffic was coming from. So began my long search for a sufficient […]

Four Steps to a Personal Website

There are four basic steps to creating a personal website. 1. Content You may want to start out with a cool design, or fun idea on how to interact with visitors, or what have you. But really, the most important thing a website has going for it is the content. Design is a close second […]

Setting up a Hosting Environment, Part 3: RedHat Cluster and GFS2

Previous posts in this series: Part 1: Setting up the servers Part 2: Connecting the Array RedHat Cluster and GFS2 Setup Required reading: https://alteeve.com/w/2-Node_Red_Hat_KVM_Cluster_Tutorial Seriously. Don’t do anything until you read his tutorial a couple of times. Might as well read a bunch of his other tutorials, too. Unless mentioned, the following commands should be […]

If at first you don’t succeed

…copy somebody’s code. Or at least your own from the past that works. I finally got the map to work for my Exhibit exhibit. See.   First I copied the tutorial here. When that was working, I carefully copied it to the file I wanted it to be in and… nothing. Still broken. So next […]

Making Multiple MySQL Instances on One Server

I’m trying this new idea for backing up our production MySQL servers. I have a backup server that basically runs rdiff-backup in the morning across several servers, but then does nothing for the rest of the day. It’s a pretty decent machine, so I’d like to utilize some resources. Replicating a MySQL server is a […]

Backing up MySQL with Replication and Incremental Files – Part 1

I’m trying this new idea for backing up our production MySQL servers. I have a backup server that basically runs rdiff-backup in the morning across several servers, but then does nothing for the rest of the day. It’s a pretty decent machine, so I’d like to utilize some resources. Databases are a tough cookie to […]