Category Archives: Technical

Live Migrate, Non-Shared Storage, with Destination Storage Pool Change

I had an issue where I needed to change the storage pool location on the doing a live block-copy-all migration. The solution is to dump the xml and edit it to point to the change file location. This edited xml … Continue reading

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BeEF from git Fails on SQLite Gem Install

You need ruby-dev as a package. sudo apt install ruby-dev When running: Traceback (most recent call last): 4: from ./beef:44:in `’ 3: from /usr/lib/ruby/2.5.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:59:in `require’ 2: from /usr/lib/ruby/2.5.0/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:59:in `require’ 1: from /opt/beef/core/loader.rb:17:in `’ /opt/beef/core/loader.rb:17:in `require’: cannot load such file — … Continue reading

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Serial Console connection FROM pfSense

Console FROM a pfSense server’s serial port, rather than the normal Console TO a pfSense (for machines without VGA). Continue reading

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Moving from ESXi to KVM (vmdk to qcow2, specifically)

I have several VMs that I want to decommission, but feel like an open source “just in case we need it” VM dumped to a disk is a good idea.  Mainly since we pay RAM-hours on our ESXi licensing and … Continue reading

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Backup WordPress HTML (well any html really).

So I’m having an issue updating another plugin on a different WP site.  So I tried manually installing the plug by navigating to: cd /var/www/html/wp-content/plugins/ and deleting the theme directly then installing the replacement in the admin panel. Before I … Continue reading

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XMLRPC [Symptom: WordPress on iOS not working on Self-Hosted Site]

I ran into an issue with my new hosting of WordPress with my WP iOS app not detecting my self-hosted site as a WordPress site. We’re sure this is a great site — but it’s not a WordPress site, so … Continue reading

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Let’s Encrypt powered by Certbot on Self-Hosted WordPress Site

Adding SSL (Well, TLS) to a website has never been easier. I recently started hosting 3 different WordPress sites (this being one of them). With the use of Let’s Encrypt’s support for SNI I don’t need multiple public IPs… awesome. … Continue reading

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Robocopy to Sync a Drive

I have a need to P2V a server, it currently has an 11.1TB drive (via spanned disks).  I need to shrink it down before the move.  My solution is to drop the disk entirely, P2V just the OS Drive (a … Continue reading

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