Is it trim… ming?

If you’re running Linux on a commodity SSD drive, you’ll want to know if TRIM is enabled.

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Posted in Hardware, System Administration

Rotating mysqld logs

Had this logrotate script in place for awhile, before Red Hat started pushing one in RHEL 6.5 (Santiago).

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Posted in System Administration

Renaming a WordPress.org user

User’s internal company wide system ID changed and now he wants to use it to log into an internal WordPress blog. The gui declares “Usernames cannot be changed”. Right.

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Posted in Database, System Administration, Web

XMPP roster retrieval with perl

Here is a simple script for returning a user’s XMPP (Jabber) roster.

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Posted in Development, System Administration

Enabling log file compression in RHEL

Had to save disk space on some of my web servers.

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Posted in System Administration