Category: linux

UBUNTU UPDATES & UPGRADES

While the Ubuntu distribution provides long term support for 5 years. They periodically release point upgrades. For example 16.04 has been updated to 16.04.1 sudo apt update sudo apt full-upgrade this will upgrade you system and its not a bad idea to reboot the server sudo apt-get upate sudo apt-get dist-upgrade keeping you server updated …

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UBUNTU 16.04 MYSQL DATABASE

Azure does not have a branded MySQL so we had to setup a Linux virtual machine. Azure bought ClearDB but they are unsuitable. We are using Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS and the comments here are tested with that version of Linux. Other distributions may differ slightly. Ubuntu supports LTS releases for 5 years which cuts …

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UBUNTU 16.04 LAMP

Ubuntu 16.04 is more generic than it used to be, In years gone by it was popular to use a meta installer to setup packages or roles. Azure’s Ubuntu 16.04 is a clean basic setup. So to install the LAMP package (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) you can install the old menu packages sudo apt-get …

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NETWORK ATTACHED STORAGE

Linux is more popular choice for network attached storage (NAS). The operating system is free and there are now distributions that are turnkey for rapid deployment. Consumer NAS units range from 2 to 4 disks. Corporate servers now use 60 disk chassis that have 4 rows stacked inside a standard 4U chassis, FREENAS FreeNAS is based …

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