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Ubuntu 16.04 server mount takes very long

I installed 16.04 for my server and find that when mounting my Drobo partition it takes a very long time. In 14.04 this was near instant but now it's so slow it actually times out when using fstab and ...
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UBUNTU DHCP not assigning IP address to clients.

I have a minimal knowledge about ubuntu. I am trying to run a DHCP server on UBUNTU so as to share Dongle 3G Internet. I disabled router's DHCP and followed the following guide to setup DHCP server in ...
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bridged network interfaces

I have 2 different network interfaces (eth0, p22p1) in Ubuntu Server 14.04, but I can't use them separately. i can ping the configured IP on p22p1 when the cable is in (eth0). Can you help me resolve ...
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Server Recommendation - backup, files, ftp, vpn [closed]

I think that I Need a low end server, but I would like some recommendations on how much power to buy so that I have what I need for 5 to 10 years. I need an ubuntu server that will run a backup ...
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How can I resolve these 'cryptsetup: WARNING' messages following Ubuntu server upgrade?

After recently upgrading the packages on my Ubuntu 12.04 server I received a couple of warnings in relation to cryptsetup. My update steps were: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade Both ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 upgrade killed owncloud … and many other things but right now I need help with authorization

Ubuntu 16.04 is a nightmare. I have had to fix mysql php zoneminder ... my website doesn't work anymore and owncloud is giving me an error. When I try to open owncloud I get the following: ...
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Unable to Connect to SAMBA share on 16.04

I was having issues connecting to my server on 14.10 and this is the error message: Windows Sockets registry entries required for network connectivity are missing. Windows through this out and I am ...
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14.04 LTS Server - Ubuntu won't complete boot for no clear reason

My Ubuntu 14.04 server does not boot anymore and I have not been able to find a clear reason for that in the logs. I do not have physical access to the server, however I can start a rescue GRML live ...
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Is there any software for routing? I don't want specific route distribution

I'm trying to find some graphic software to manage a network server, and for using it like router. And I want some general overview of what is happening on the network. In Windows, I reached for Kerio ...
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How to copy to and from clipboard in virtualbox

I am running virtualbox 5.0.18 in ubuntu 14.04 Desktop(host machine) and I have vms running ubnutu 14.04 Server(no UI). I have enabled bidirectional clipboard sharing but still not able to copy from ...
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PHP and Apache2 broken after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04

I've been having a lot of trouble fixing up the remains of my server after upgrading to Xenial yesterday. PHP apps run as a mess of code, and ownCloud 'can't be found on the server' anymore. It may ...
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Stalled when I torrent: port closed and can't connect to server

Hi I am using a XPS 9350. I am trying to torrent. However, I encounter some issues: If I use transmission, go to Edit-> Preference -> Network -> Listening Port, if I test some random port, ...
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Manually run an Anacron Job

I have performed a minimal installation of my system. I want to use this system as PLEX media server. I have configured LXDE because it is a light GUI. I am configuring my system to take automatic ...
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Are there any downsides/risks to using vim-gtk on production server?

I know this seems to be considered blasphemy but I really don't like editing server files with vi. If I install vim-gtk on my production server so I can use gvim and use x11 forwarding in putty to ...
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unable to locate package phpmyadmin [duplicate]

Unable to locate package while installing phpmyadmin. $ sudo apt-get install phpmyadmin Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to ...
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Ubuntu server 16.04 won't boot after installation

I've just installed ubuntu server 16.04 but it won't boot. Here's the only thing I get on screen: lvmetad is not active yet; using direct activation during sysinit lvmetad is not active yet; ...
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UFW not working in 16.04 server. Refers to earlier kernel module?

I am trying to move our mail server based on 12.04 to a brand new installation of 16.04 server. When I run sudo ufw status, I get: ERROR: problem running iptables: modprobe: ERROR: ...
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create home backup server [closed]

I guess I've got a more general question regarding the creating of a home backup server, a project which I wanted to do anyways and seems to get more and more important with locky etc. I've got an ...
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Upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 removed my MediaWiki installation, how do I get it back?

I've upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04 and I've found that there's no mediawiki package, because Debian dropped it in December 2015 for being out-of-date and nobody wanted to maintain it. I had a ...
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Virtual Remote Desktop

I'm running an Ubuntu server which I do not have physical access to. I'd like to setup a virtual machine on the server (probably using Oracle VirtualBox) and install a desktop Linux OS (probably ...
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how to setup send-only email server on ubuntu

I have a project coming soon and I need to send an email to around 300K people who might have the interest in the project. However I need to send them an email in the same day (the opening day) and as ...
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How safe is Ubuntu Samba? [closed]

I have gone through user reviews of Ubuntu Samba, and many complain that it is less secure than other systems out there.
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Still being Prompt for Password After enabling Public Keys

When I added my public key into my .ssh/user/authorized_keys file and I saved and restarted my server it gave me this error: initctl: Unable to connect to system bus: Failed to connect to socket ...
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xrdp on ubuntu server

I have set up xrdp on my ubuntu server 15.10, with mate desktop environment and it all works fine and dandy. Except for when I enable UFW. I have the following ports allowed all tcp 2222 (ssh) 3389 ...
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SSH Not working !! and scrpit [closed]

I have a problem with the server did not find her in other servers When installing any scripts such as: - Easy-Wi , bgpanel These scripts require connect ssh I tried every way not related !! Knowing ...
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localhost/phpmyadmin not working on ubuntu 16.04

recently fresh installed Ubuntu 16.04 removing Ubuntu 14.04. I am trying to setup LAMP on local machine and have installed PHP7.0, mySql and phpMyadmin. All is working fine, http://localhost is ...
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Does anyone know when Canonical will release 16.04 AMIs for Amazon EC2?

I'm searching here and I don't see it. And I can't find any roadmap for when it might be released. Is there usually a lag between release day and appearance of AMIs?
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Permissions to write files in the apache folder /var/www/html from PHP

I have apache running on Ubuntu and I'm trying to write (copy an image) in the following folder: /var/www/html/images I'm trying to write it from HTML/PHP <?php $uploaddir = ...
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Getting segfault when installing Landscape Dedicated Server

I am trying to set up Landscape on a DigitalOcean VPS (14.04) and at the very end of the install I get a segfault. I'm new to landscape so I might struggle. What am I doing wrong? Here's the code ...
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How can I use a script to get the IP address from ifconfig if the size of the IP changes in size with each connection?

I'm currently working with this IFTUN="$(ifconfig tun)" IPADD=${IFTUN:106:13} echo $IPADD But if the size of the IP address changes this isn't going to work anymore. inet ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Oracle Instant Client - C++ linking error

First of all: i hope that my english is understendable ;) I'm not sure if the problem is more suitable for StackOverflow or AskUbuntu, but I will ask. I have two virtual machines. On one Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Setup VMware vmnet0 in Ubuntu

I'm trying to setup vmware's vmnet0 in ubuntu without installing vmware at all. is this possible? I have 2 NICs, 1 - internet, 1 - local network connected to a physical switch, and will be setting ...
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FTP: Connect as local user with different password

I want give some people FTP access to the files of unix user bob. Since bob has sudo, I don't want to share his unix password. How can I make sure FTP users have the same file rights as bob without ...
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Raid 5 array built with incorrect partition size (Ubuntu Server 14.04)

First of all, I am an absolute beginner with Ubuntu Server. I decided to build my own server and running it with 4x 3TB drives in a software RAID mounted as /home and an SSD with the OS on it. When I ...
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How to do a monthly system backup

I want to create an automatic monthly backup on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Server Ed., with the following command: $ tar -cvpz --exclude=/bckupftp --exclude=/ser --exclude=/proc --exclude=/lost+found ...
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Failed to fetch 'us.archive.ubuntu' when sudo apt-get update, cannot connect to network

Ok, so I'm running Ubuntu server 14.01 LTS in virtualbox, and I'm trying to sudo apt-get update, but I get an error saying that it failed to fetch us.archive.ubuntu.com and security.ubuntu.com . I ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, ZFS, SWRAID and mentoring inquiries

It's been awhile since I have posted in this Ubuntu forums site and now I’m utilizing the mailing list. I also tried to check reddit and after reading the FAQ there, this site is the way to go. I am ...
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Why is enp#s# in stead of eth# ? Whats the meaning of enp#s#?

I migrate from Ubuntu Server 14 to Ubuntu Server 16 I now I have problems because I'm not undertand that. I hope that somebody can answer me.
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Automount pendrive like Ubuntu Desktop in Ubuntu Server (15.10)

I use the Ubuntu Desktop on my PC and want my Ubuntu Server to automount USB media just like it does on my Desktop: plugin, a folder with same name as label appears in /media/ with the device mounted. ...
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Is choosing 'Security Updates Only' on installation of Ubuntu Server enough?

I want necessary security updates on my Ubuntu servers, without my interference. In general, do I need to do anything else after selecting the 'Security updates only' option in the automatic updates ...
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apache multiple secure subdomains

So I have tried a couple tutorials, this is my latest result on Ubuntu Server 15.10 ports.conf # If you just change the port or add more ports here, you will likely also # have to change the ...
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configuring multiple secure sites in one config? (server)

im trying to list port 80 redirects along with the 443 stuff so all my subdomains are secure and if you go to any of them they auto redirect you to https this is my conf. <VirtualHost *:80> ...
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We changed where our website was hosted, now we get an Apache screen when we go to our URL from the computers connected to our server

So we are in the process of cleaning up a very complicated mess our last IT person made with pretty much everything. When she left we had no details on what was done so hopefully someone can help us ...
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how to write upstart script for a background service (db)

I am on ubuntu 14.04 server and I am trying to write script for my database. i added this file to /etc/init/neo.conf: description "neo4j upstart" start on startup stop on shutdown script echo $$ ...
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Regular security checks on server

I am administrating a server and obviously i am slightly paranoid if its security is compromised. Hence i regularly try to check if the security is still intact. Here are the things that i do roughly ...
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Linux Ubuntu Bandwidth Shaping

Setup = VPN for multiple clients I would like to use the following Network Emulator (Netem) from the Linux Foundation to shape a network connection: ...
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Runlevel script doesn't run when I change between runlevels

I have an Ubuntu server 15.04 and I want to trigger a simple script when I enter in the 2. runlevel. The script just creates a folder with a actual date: #!/bin/sh mkdir /home/me/"work-`date`" And ...
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How to use GPARTED in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I have an OwnCloud server running on Ubuntu 14.04, I downloaded OwnCloud's ISO to mount it into VMware Workstation but it only has 40gb dedicated to it so I expanded it to 100gb in the VM settings but ...
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Cannot connect as Guest to ubuntu usershare from MAC OSX Yosemite?

I cannot connect to my shared folders on my Ubuntu server from my Mac. My Windows computer can connect without any problems. Giving Ubuntu credentials as opposed to using "Anonymous" used to work, ...
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Java Perfomance on Ubuntu

I deployed some application which use large amount of RAM on Tomcat installed on an Ubuntu and Tomcat installed on a Windows same performance hardware and same performance for java RAM for tomcat. ...