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You can log in to the server and start a screen (type screen. If not installed, you can get it with apt-get install screen in debian or ubuntu or yum install screen in fedora), which creates a new terminal session that can keep running even when your ssh connection is closed. Inside the screen session start your OpenVPN. You can detach the session (exit and ...


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The manpage (man 5 crontab) says: The entire command portion of the line, up to a newline or % character, will be executed by /bin/sh or by the shell specified in the SHELL variable of the crontab file. Percent-signs (%) in the command, unless escaped with backslash (), will be changed into newline characters, and all data after the ...


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I had a similar issue: no problems importing dumps but on 3 Ubuntu 14.04 MySQL servers, the databases disappeared after a reboot. During the initial setup, I had changed my.cnf to point to a new database location, disabled MySQL in Apparmor and used 'sudo /etc/init.d/mysql restart' to update MySQL. The problem is /etc/init.d/mysql no longer properly stops ...


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You are sending mail originating from mike@mikeserver to an external domain. This domain checks if the address which is sending the mail from exists (anti-spam policy). mike@mikeserver is not an existing name on the internet so the message is bounced (sender verification failed). just adjust you sending address to a domain which exists might help you in ...


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Now Muru's excellent 100% correct answer in human speak: If you want access yourself to your own machine, sudo apt-get install ssh is all you need! If you want to allow other people into your machine, better create another (sub) directory and limit those users to that directory! ;-)


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I suspect the drives, or still more likely, the SATA control chips on the motherboard are periodically overheating and protecting themselves by timing out rather than risking damage. Ordinarily winter is not the season when I encounter overheating issues, but in this case it seems possible. If you have an accessory fan you can direct at the motherboard, ...


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Have you considered CrashPlan? They support Linux (I'm running it from my Ubuntu 14.04 server) and they offer unlimited storage for a reasonable cost. If you're in the USA they also have the option of shipping a seed drive so you don't have to upload that 1 TB of initial backup. They have 2 encryption options, one where your account password is your ...



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