Sebastian Mogilowskis Blog

Just another blog about administration, linux and other stuff

July, 2009

Happy Sysadmin Day !

It is the last Friday in July ! SYSADMIN DAY !!! Greez to all Sysadmins ! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you are looking for a gift, take a look at ThinkGeek. More Informations on

web-based RSS reader

Tiny Tiny RSS ist ein web-based RSS Reader fรผr den eigenen Webspace. Sehr zu empfehlen, besonders wenn man seine Lesegewohnheiten nicht mit Google oder anderen Anbietern teilen mรถchte … Einfach das Paket von der Webseite herrunterladen, die config.php-dist bearbeiten und als config.php abspeichern. Wichtig sind hier vor allem die Datenbankeinstellungen sowie die Temp. Verzeichnisse, die […]

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Servermanagement with puppet โ€“ Part 4

Puppet facts Note: This article based on Part 1 – Part 3 of my puppet articles. Please read them first ! Factor allows to you add information from your nodes to your puppet configuration. Facts are available as variables. Execute the “facter” command and you get a full list of facts an their values: sebastian@pc1:~$ […]

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Nice overview of different CPUs, RAM and other sockets. I hope it preserves me to order the wrong RAM modules next time. Full size available at deviantart.

Servermanagement with puppet โ€“ Part 3

In the 3. part we configurate the puppet clients to reports at the end of every configuration run. This reports are stored on the puppetmaster. Configurate client Enable reporting on the puppet client “/etc/puppet/puppet.conf“: [puppetd] report = true Configurate puppetmaster Activate reporting on the puppetmaster”/etc/puppet/puppet.conf“: [puppetmasterd] templatedir=/var/lib/puppet/templates reports = store,log,rrdgraph Note: See reporttypes below. (reports) […]

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Google Chrome (Chromium) on Ubuntu

Installing Google Chrome browser on ubuntu: Chromium is an open source browser project. Google Chrome is a browser from Google, based on the Chromium project. First add the following sources to your “/etc/apt/sources.list” depending on your ubuntu version: For Hardy: deb hardy main deb-src hardy main For Intrepid: deb intrepid main deb-src […]

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Servermanagement with puppet โ€“ Part 2

Now we want to create a clear strukture for the puppet configuration files. The config in Part 1 is only a simple example to test the configuration. In this example we want to create the user “sebastian” and “demo” on all servers with a specific password. 1. Templates ”/etc/puppet/manifests/templates.pp”: This files defines various classes of […]

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MySQL command line import of file with UTF-8 encoding

A Post-It note for me … Importing an UTF-8 encoded MySQL Database export file with MySQL command line interface: mysql -D databasename -h hostname -p -u db_username –default_character_set utf8 < sqlfile.sql If you don’t add the “–default_character_set utf8” flag you will get very funny characters in your database ๐Ÿ™‚

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