The plan for 2019

Yes! The plan for 2019 looks much clearer since my concluding post of 2018. I gave things some serious thoughts and came up with a neat little plan for 2019. As far as the blog is concerned, its’s simple. I’m doing a post every Saturday. Period. I’m not doing this blog to get a lot…

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Blog future and holidays

For a while now I’ve been thinking about the future of this blog and I will thing some more about it in the coming holidays. This year was a good year. After a year of studying and landed my first Linux job where my practical knowledge skyrocketed tremendously. But I also noticed that it became…

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Learning path for 2018

OK so big shift from CentOS to Debian coming up. What about knowledge? What will be my learning path for 2018? Last year I had the time to study a lot and I did. From almost zero Linux knowledge I’ve been learning a lot and I’m now installing Linux servers and services, maintaining a couple…

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CentOS 7 and the System Storage Manager

From the Fedora Project page of SSM – System Storage Manager: System Storage Manager provides easy to use command line interface to manage your storage using various technologies like lvm, btrfs, encrypted volumes and more. In more sophisticated enterprise storage environments, management with Device Mapper (dm), Logical Volume Manager (LVM), or Multiple Devices (md) is…

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The Linux directory structure

The Thunderbird post from earlier made me think some more about the Linux directory structure, hidden files and folders and what not. A few months back I took a basic Linux study at Udemy. There was a lot of ‘meh’ stuff but also a few handy bits and pieces. I took a lot of notes…

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CentOS 7 – Zimbra 8.7.4_GA installation

A while ago I’ve installed the community edition of the Zimbra Collaboration suite. With a little hesitation to be honest since there where a lot of other candidates as well, I already wrote about it here. This was the short list: Kopano (formerly Zarafa), Axigen, iRedMail, Icewarp, Zentyal (bummer that this one only operates at…

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CompTIA troubleshooting model

Following my random A+ rambling, I came across this during the first part of my A+ study and I think it’s good to get it on digital paper. CompTIA, like many others actually, introduced a troubleshooting model which every technician can follow to, well, do a good job. I’ve mixed the CompTIA approach with my…

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Random A+ stuff

In about 3 days I’ve crammed some 40 hours of video, taking notes, then studying them. Oh and then immediately take the exam of course. All videos are from my friends at Pluralsight and in this case from the CompTIA A+ certification path they offer. I’ve always liked learning by videos but never took the…

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Change of plans…

The A+ certification… My earlier planning is not going to happen, for now. This was it: Earn the LPI Linux Essentials certification – Exam code LPI 010-150 Earn the CompTIA Linux+ certification – Exam codes LX0-103 and LX0-104 The CompTIA Linux+ certifications earns me the LPIC-01 from LPI after following these instructions (at the bottom)…

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Some Linux / Tech / Security 101 stuff

So what’s the deal with this blog… Documentation is essential in IT. I’m positive that I’m not arrogant when I’m saying that I’m better in documenting than the average IT-er. But, there are still a lot of things that are only in my head and not on a piece of paper or better yet: digitally,…

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WordPress maximum upload fix

What bothered me immediately about my WordPress installation was the maximum upload limit of 2 MB. I quickly saw that you can’t alter it anywhere in WordPress itself. I went searching (I almost said ‘Googling’ but for security and privacy reasons I’m using ‘DuckDuckGo‘) on the net and found out that this is a very…

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CentOS 7 – Install and configure WordPress

Now it is really time to install WordPress. We’ve already have the LAMP stack up and running. With the LAMP stack up and running you can do A LOT web based stuff. Linux Apache MySQL PHP are the main ingredients to create a solid foundation for everything that is webbased. It’s really not too hard…

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