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Atlassian JIRA on Ubuntu

Some notes for installing and upgrading Atlassian JIRA on Ubuntu LTS (12.04 tested for these notes). For production use, install the MySQL Server package with “apt-get install mysql-server” (can be verified with “dpkg –list mysql-server“). I recommend creating a database … Continue reading

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Linux Shell Date Format for Log File Names

Linux shell users need a quick way to include the date and time in log file names. Ideally the format should not include any space or colon characters. A format that I like to use is YYYY-MM-DD_HHMMSS and if the … Continue reading

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Heirloom mailx for Quick Command-Line Email

If you manage Linux systems, you may need a quick way to send email from the command line. My recommended solution for simple scripted email is the Heirloom mailx utility. There are several reasons I like this tool. My favorite … Continue reading

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Service Management on Ubuntu

Services installed have startup/shutdown scripts stored in /etc/init.d. Each service is named by it’s corresponding init.d script. To make sure a service will not start at boot-time, run “update-rc.d SVC-NAME disable” and “invoke-rc.d SVC-NAME stop” to ensure that it is … Continue reading

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Ubuntu for RHEL, CentOS, and Fedora Admins

I come from a RHEL/Fedora admin background. Finding equivalent admin commands or configuration steps on Ubuntu can be tricky for us seasoned Red Hat guys. One article that I’ve found extremely helpful and return to often is: “Switching To Ubuntu … Continue reading

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Ubuntu – Upgrade LTS Release

Upon login, your Ubuntu system may notify you of a new release available. If you’re running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS, you will be notified of “Precise Pangolin” Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The command for upgrading is “do-release-upgrade“. The official documentation for this … Continue reading

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Ubuntu – Remove Old Kernels

This is based partially on a post from http://www.liberiangeek.net/2011/11/remove-old-kernels-in-ubuntu-11-10-oneiric-ocelot/ As time goes on and you keep installing updates on an Ubuntu system, the number of old kernels will continue to grow without any automated cleanup. This issue can be caused by … Continue reading

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