seems like my server has a corrupted tcp/ip stack. can it be resolved without actually reinstalling the OS?
also, what are the possible reasons that could have caused the corrupted tcp/ip stack, because it just happened suddenly out of nowhere =(
with a corrupted tcp/ip stack, there's no way i can remotely access it right? the only way to fix the server is to either get the techs in the datacenter to do it or i'll have to go down personally to do it?
What is a reasonable expectation for how long a host should take to reload an OS?
Read on for my story if you want details behind my questions...
Due to a logical but unfortunately incorrect mistake on my part, we ordered a dedicated Windows server with a 64-bit OS. We just found out that the 64-bit OS isn't compatible with a software package and we needed to get the 32-bit OS reloaded in a hurry.
I understand that urgency on my part doesn't necessarily mean it's an urgency on their part, but I am also paying additional for the server reload. I submitted a ticket with the hosting company yesterday around 7PM to get it reloaded ASAP. As of 9AM this morning I didn't hear anything from them one way or another so I signed in to my hosting account only to find that they left a reply to my ticket asking to confirm that I really indeed want a reload with the selected reload options. I never received any type of an email notification of the reply. I was a little miffed that I didn't get any e-mail, but oh well so I confirmed that was indeed what I wanted.
At 10:30 I get an e-mail asking me to reconfirm that my server's physical specs and there is a discrepancy on the memory installed as their records were outdated and showed 1/2 what was really installed. I have to contact my account exec to get that straightened out and I finally get notified that the reload has started around 11:30AM.
I was originally told informally 3-4 hours in a support chat. Here it is 12+ hours after the reload supposedly started and I have heard nothing from them. I tried checking at 5:30PM tonight before I left work what the status was, but the lady I spoke with just repeated the message I got at 11:30AM saying things were underway and that she couldn't give me an ETA on when things would be finished.
Am I unreasonable in thinking 24 hours after I submit the ticket with an priority of "ASAP" is too long? I'll cut some slack for the miscommunication on confirming that I indeed want a reload but even then it's been 12+ hours after they said that they have started and the server when down.
I asked my host to reload/rebuild my dedicated server as I wanted to clear my entire server so that I can used it for a brand new project but I was told that it would cost me $75 per server.
Am I able to engage a freelancer to do it rather than getting my hosting provider? I would also need to change the server hostname from www1.xxx.com to www1.yyy.com and the name server to be changed to ns1.yyy.com and ns2.yyy.com instead of ns1/2.xxx.com. In short, I do not want yyy.com to be traced back to xxx.com at all. I do not want a traceroute, cpanel or other means to link the two site together.
I'm trying to tar a folder that has 100's of thousands of files and I ensured that no files are being added or modified in that folder while the below command is being executed:
nice --adjustment=20 tar -cf users_from.tar users_from
I've tried it multiple times and it always stops before it finishes and ends up with a corrupted .tar file which gives errors when extracted and is obviously missing a lot of files. Sometimes it creates 200+ MB, sometimes 50 MB before it stops.
I also have enough RAM + swap for the operation so that can't be the cause. So is it just impossible to tar a directory with so many files and is it even possible to get a list of the files in that directory?
So what I got is a problem that /home partition of the server is heavily corrupted.
NOC has already done a FSCK on the disk, but not all the errors were fixed. So they are running another FSCK.
Here's what manager suggested
Hence, to save time, we would suggest an OS reload on the server. We may do OS reload on a fresh hard disk and then attach the current disk as secondary. After that we may use a data recovery tool such DDRESCUE to recover data from the corrupted hard drive.
Since I am bit nervous now (no backups, as chornobs wasn't been able to run it due corrupted hdd for some time) wondering. How often it fails to recover all the data? I know it's hard to say, but just aprox?
i have set up a sever with certain software exactly the way i want it. However, there is some extra stuff i need to install on it.
I am running Centos 5.1 and would like to run some command possibly via ssh which would create an entire image of the server in a disk format such as ISO and then if need be, reinstall the basic operating system and restore the ISO back up if need be.
Is this possible?
If so how and how would i restore the image as well?
I've a dedicated server at ThePlanet / Servermatrix for the past few years and for the most part the service has been okay. Uptime has been good and support used to be fairly swift.
Early wednesday morning the primary hard drive in my server started dying. Throughout the day various services kept going up and down and overall the entire server was very unstable. I didn't get much movement from ThePlanet's support team - they would reboot the server, SSH and other services would come back online, and so they would close the ticket.
Thirty minutes after the reboot the HD would switch to read-only and stuff would start dying. So they finally recommended that I replace the HD and do an OS reload. I said fine as I had a backup of all of the accounts on a 2nd hard drive.
Well it took until 6am this morning for the OS reload to finally be completed, but when it was done apache was *completely* screwed up. WHM was up and running but if you went to the server IP address in the browser you got an error.
It turns out that something really badly went wrong with the OS reload but it took them hours before they even admitted that there was something wrong that needed more action. It's now 10pm and while email and other services are up, apache is still nonexistent.
When I try to run easyapache it barely starts before it errors out with a bunch of missing dependencies. I cannot instal GD and a bunch of other items, and I keep getting error messages that SSL isn't installed either.
Please visit [url] for help with this error.! No original working apache backup to restore! Executing '/scripts/initfpsuexec'! Executing '/scripts/initsslhttpd'! Compiling report... Sending report (6304 bytes)... If you want to create a support ticket with cPanel regarding this please reference 'BuildAP Report Id': '741873'! Report processed. Verbose logfile is at '/usr/local/cpanel/logs/easy/apache/build.1212079281' ---- seems the yum repo being used has bad files: Error: Missing Dependency: zlib = 1.2.3-0 is needed by package zlib-devel Error: Missing Dependency: libjpeg = 6b-0 is needed by package libjpeg-devel --- -0 isn't a normal package id.
I can't even transfer my accounts off the server as that's also broken - I was going to all of the accounts off to my KnownHost VPS but I keep getting an authentication error ("sshcmdpermissiondeny") even though I'm definitely entering the correct root password.
I have only tried to "switch on" the jail item "apache-badbots" and get a red box with:
Unable to switch on the selected jails: f2bmng failed: ERROR No file(s) found for glob /var/www/*/logs/access_log ERROR Failed during configuration: Have not found any log file for apache-badbots jail ERROR:f2bmng:Command '['/usr/bin/fail2ban-client', 'reload']' returned non-zero exit status 255 ERROR:f2bmng:Failed to reload following jails due to errors in configuration .Click to expand...
can a Xen disk image be converted to a diskpartition?
Someone is asking whether I can host his disk image at his current host, which he is leaving for poor I/O (wonder why that would be ). I can host a diskimage, but I don't like diskimages (slow, and 100GB isn't very 'comfortable' either). Is there any way out there to convert a disk image into a normal partition?
I use apache with CentOS VPS hosting for my blog. I only host one blog in this VPS account. I have 1.5GB RAM and I have 7, 500 page preview per day. My page loading time is 2-3 seconds (according to the pingdom tool).
I want to know what is the best performance (faster web page loading) W3 Total cache option for VPS hosting blog. Currently I use Disk to enhance for page cache and database cache for disk.
I'm curious. I have read some stuff recently about Amazon, Mosso and other clouds. I know Mosso has switched over to a request based pricing model and I realized that I am not sure exactly what a 'request' is.
I think that a hit, as tallied by AWStats, Webalizer, etc. would be the same thing as a request, but I wasn't 100% sure if that was the case with Mosso. I actually contacted Mosso support (someone I know is considering using them) to ask them for clarification on a request. They stated that a page with two images would be three requests, one for each image and one for the page itself. I asked if it was the same as 'hits' and they said no, it isn't. This didn't sound right to me, because my understanding of 'hits' is the same as how he described 'requests'.
So, I figured I would just ask the experts on WHT.
I couldnt find my past forum post regarding a good service from LA to Australia. Mainly, Im looking for a LA service which will provide me with super times to melbourne australia. I need a company which is small and that can provide me with fast support and great speeds.