What's a good way to email sysadmins the first time a failure happens?view story

http://serverfault.com – I have a cron job which will copy some files and such. From time to time it will start failing due to an inaccessible host. When it starts failing, I'd like to get notified - but I don't want an email every 5 minutes telling me that the problem is ongoing. I can think of ways to kludge up a solution, but I wonder if this functionality exists somewhere already? (HowTos)

What configurations need to be set for a LAMP server for heavy traffic?view story

http://serverfault.com – I was contracted to make a groupon-clone website for my client. It was done in PHP with MYSQL and I plan to host it on an Amazon EC2 server. My client warned me that he will be email blasting to about 10k customers so my site needs to be able to handle that surge of clicks from those emails. I have two questions: 1) Which Amazon server instance should I choose? (HowTos)

Filesystem encryption settings during install?view story

http://serverfault.com – I'm installing CentOS 6.1 on a server and exploring the encryption settings in combination with software RAID. Should I encrypt the drive partition, the software RAID device, or both? Should I encrypt swap? Wondering the pros/cons of each approach in case I mentally missed something. Thanks (HowTos)

What do you do when your site scales so much that uploaded_media can't fit on one machine?view story

http://serverfault.com – What do you do when your site scales so much that your uploaded_media (in Django, where all uploaded media files from users is stored) can't fit on one machine? My personal case, I'm using Django and have one really large uploaded_media server with over 600GB of storage (but that space is running out.) Possible solutions I've brainstormed: 1) Try to build a bigger storage machine. 2) Move to a (HowTos)

how to configure apache server to allow other users to start/stopview story

http://serverfault.com – I see inside config file the option to start server with certain username/group i.e.: User c0mrade Group c0m Now if I start the server with my username, nobody can stop it except me. How can I configure server that is startable/stopable by certain other users or groups as well? Thanks (HowTos)

Setting up Amazon Cloudwatch to get an alert when you server is downview story

http://serverfault.com – I have an instance running on Amazon EC2 that I turned into a webserver. Now I have been looking at cloudwatch, but I do not know if it is the correct tool for the job. (HowTos)

iptables config not working between squid server and openvpn serverview story

https://www.centos.org – This thread is locked. Please post any assistance to the original... [by AlanBartlett] (Distributions)

blew off several of my gnome fingers.view story

https://www.centos.org – Have a CentOS 5.7 server box at work. Needed to upgrade its very old gimp from 2.2 to something more recent which turned out to be 2.6 (I think). With a lot of effort , that worked and I thought ... [by patfla] (Distributions)

[xubuntu] nvidia xserver settings on HP pavilion 2713caview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – I have HP pavilion 2713ca laptop with a nvidia 7150m graphic card running on xubuntu 11.10. Additional drivers reports that I have the right driver, the nvidia version 173. (Hardware)

Forums and Wikis and Blogs, Oh MY!view story

http://news.opensuse.org – It has been suggested that I write a post explaining some of the big changes that we have been doing with the forums, wikis, and blogs over the last few weeks.  Here is a quick list: Forums, wikis, and blogs have been moved from iChain to Novell Access Manager Wikis have been upgraded to MediaWiki 1.17 Blogs have been upgraded to the latest version of WordPress Blog and wiki servers have been pat (Distributions)