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Databases, GIS and web (back-end).


Sep
4
comment “Open containing folder” in Firefox does not use my default file manager
Thankyou! I can't believe this worked... As per Ash's comment this fix works on Kubuntu trusty
Mar
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awarded  Enlightened
Mar
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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
26
comment Which ubuntu server should we setup for the office?
A pi will probably be fine as long as you don't expect to put all your data on it or have more than say 10 users connected. You can buy a real entry-level server from any the major vendors (think HP, Dell, Cisco etc) fairly cheaply as well, or take an old desktop lying around / off ebay and test on that.
Feb
26
comment Which ubuntu server should we setup for the office?
I've seen a raspberry pi do some crazy things, but I wouldn't want to trust one with the productivity of an entire office. If you go down the virtual host route you'll want plenty of RAM, minimum 8gb and 16-32 is probably more reasonable. None of what you are doing is particularly CPU intensive so a quad-core is probably reasonable. Then just buy enough disk to hold all your data. As a very rough guide, two low-end servers around the US$2000 region is probably a reasonable baseline. Try to ensure you can upgrade memory and disk later if necessary.
Feb
26
answered Which ubuntu server should we setup for the office?
Feb
25
comment Add space on existing ext4 ubuntu partition
On the bottom of the page I linked there is a discussion about the Master File Table preventing you from resizing an NTFS partition. This is a Windows 7 thing and there's not much you can do about it. Defragging won't hurt but I don't think it will solve your problem.
Feb
25
answered In a Cybercafe - how to make the Ubuntu 13.10 to be auto deepfreeze?
Feb
25
answered Add space on existing ext4 ubuntu partition
Feb
25
comment Which is better for a home media server: zfs or btrfs or LVM/md?
@TrailRider that makes sense, I thought that might be how they did it. btrfs supports COW for individual files as well (via the --reflink argument to cp), zfs does not. zfs, and more recently btrfs, support online deduplication which LVM does not.
Feb
25
awarded  Yearling
Feb
25
answered Home Microserver using Ubuntu and ZFS: about ZFS
Feb
25
answered Which is better for a home media server: zfs or btrfs or LVM/md?
Dec
6
comment How do I install gcc 4.7?
I didn't have add-apt-repository installed, I fixed this with sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
Sep
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awarded  Critic
Sep
30
answered Extracting URL links from a File
Aug
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awarded  Necromancer
Dec
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awarded  Teacher
Nov
14
comment Error: kernel headers not found. (But they are in place)
I strongly recommend against installing these packages. They will bloat your server install and do not solve the problem. You won't get an error message about X11 any more but that's about the only benefit.
Nov
14
answered Error: kernel headers not found. (But they are in place)