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  • Disabling Ubuntu Suspend / Power Management Features from the Command Line - In some configurations, Ubuntu power conservation options are enabled by default.  For server machines this is something that can make the machine unavailable and is generally unsuitable for a server machine.  In a headless (non-GUI) server, these functions can be… ...
  • Upgrading to Ubuntu 19.10 - Another version of Ubuntu is here, at the time of writing it's 19.10 "Disco Dingo" but these steps apply to former and (near) future versions alike to upgrade your existing install. The amount of time required to perform the upgrade… ...
  • iSCSI Mounting Targets from a Linux Client - I recently added a QNAP TS-221 to my network for additional storage and for resiliency using RAID 1.  This is an older, cheaper, two bay NAS - not the most robust model available and far from the best, but adequate… ...
  • Disabling DNSMASQ via Network Manager on Ubuntu 16.04+ - If you are unable to resolve local dns names from an Ubuntu machine hosting a bind DNS server - it is likely that dnsmasq is running on port 53.  As far as i can tell, it gets in the way… ...
  • Using Rsync to Mirror Directories to a Remote Host - Like robocopy, rsync will not overwrite existing files unless otherwise instructed - making it suitable for mirroring changed files only.  From an bash console local or remote, this example will mirror a directory from the host server to the server… ...
  • Upgrading Centos 7 to 8 - Offically this is not supported (yet) but could be an option for non production or sandbox systems. Working this ... Please check back soon! ...
  • Removing Ubuntu 18.04+ Splash Screen Graphic - This is a quick and easy method to disable the splash screen on Ubuntu versions 18.04+ (possibly others).  Depending on your preference, you may prefer to see the text based status messages that are ubiquitous with the Linux boot process.… ...
  • Uptime PowerShell Script / Command - Linux / Unix users are accustomed to issuing an uptime command and being returned with the current systems duration since last boot.  Windows on the other hand, does not have such a native command (that I am aware of) -… ...

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