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Set Up Ubuntu 16.04 KVM Server

Turn your Ubuntu 16.04 server into a KVM host for virtual machines!

Debian 9 - Install MySQL Server

This tutorial will show you how to install various versions of MySQL server on Debian 9.

Things To Do After Installing Debian 9

Things you probably want to do right after installing Debian 9 server.

Roger H. Newell - Ubuntu Custom Kernel

This post is for reference and contains a youtube video from Roger H. Newell stepping through compiling your own kernel, with bookmarked timestamps so that you can skip to the point you need.

Update Grub Timeout

Update the Grub timeout in order to speed up boot times or to slow it down so that you have time to see the menu and choose your kernel.

Restart Ubuntu GUI

This post tells you how to restart the Ubuntu GUI from the CLI (using SSH) in case it ever locks up.

Stabilizing Ubuntu 16.04 on Ryzen

Discussing attempts to resolve stability issues in Ubuntu on Ryzen based servers.

Pc Part Bargains

Deals on PC hardware.

Send And Receive ZFS Snapshots

In this tutorial, I am going to configure two MySQL servers to store their data in ZFS, and then synchronize them in a master/slave relationship using zfs send/recieve.


Ubuntu 16.04 - Install ZFS

Use the commands below to install ZFS on Ubuntu 16.04.


SVN - Global Ignores

Find out how to ignore all files/folders located anywhere in your repo that match a patter. Particularly useful if you have packages with .git dirs.

Sharing ZFS Datasets Via NFS

Use ZFS's configuration options to set up NFS sharing instead of using /etc/exports.

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