I recently migrated CompleteFusion to a new hosting provider, which meant switching from a Xen-based VPS to OpenVZ. Although OpenVZ VPS hosting is generally much less expensive, it often lacks swap space and requires special consideration of memory usage. Running OpenSSH, MySQL, and Apache2 with mod_php5 caused out of memory problems, even with 512MB RAM.
When I embarked on my first subversion to git migration recently, I thought it would be fairly easy — after all, migrating from CVS to subversion wasn't very difficult. Unfortunately, it wasn't as easy as I had thought, because I couldn't readily find reliable information to guide me. Since I had to spend entirely too time searching and testing various migration methods, I hope this post will help you avoid a similar fate.
Edited: I reported this issue to Debian and Christian Kastner patched it. Debian cron versions 3.0pl1-110 and higher should behave properly.
In December 2009, Google publicized their new public DNS resolution service; a week later, they also announced the open-source release of a DNS benchmarking tool called namebench, a DNS benchmarking tool. It is designed to "hunt down the fastest DNS servers available for your computer to use."
After installing Windows Vista or Windows 7, you have a 30 day grace period before activation is required. We've recently been having problems accessing our internal use license keys under our Microsoft Partner/Action Pack subscription, and Microsoft has been slow to resolve the underlying technical issue. Unfortunately, a coworker installed Windows 7 about a month ago, expecting the issue with license keys to be resolved within 30 days.
I've needed to recover deleted files on ext3, FAT, and NTFS file systems in the past, but I recently needed to recover a previous version of a text file I had overwritten by editing and saving it. I initially thought I might be able to recover it either by accessing the inode used by the previous version of the file, or by looking at ext3's journal.