if some of you didnt notice, there was about a 2 day downtown on my server. i had a power outage one day and i wasnt at home, so the backup battery ran out and the server fell hard. i had numerous errors upon login with no answer to be found.
. . . R E L O A D !
i backed up my /var/www directory, my postfix main.conf file and /Maildir, and my databases. after the os was reinstalled, i uploaded and restored the files only to find out that this blog, and only this blog, was receiving 404 errors on every link that was not the home page. out of the 10 or so sites on this server, this is the only one… ugh.
Tagged: apache, htaccess, permalinks, wordpress
i have been using a php-based program called eticket to keep track of all my customer’s helpdesk requests for my consulting business for awhile now. it’s really easy to setup and use, so i thought i’ll post my setup steps to help anyone else out.
STOP! eTicket project appears to be dead. I suggest looking into osTicket or another ticketing system.
first download the latest version of eticket from the sourceforge website, then move the file to your server via ftp, ssh, etc… and unzip the archive to an appropriate directory.
create a mysql database and assign a user for the database.
Tagged: eticket, helpdesk, osticket, support, trouble ticket
mysql -u root -p
create database eticket;
long time, no post… i am back and decided to start off with a small howto. since i am always moving websites and web based programs from server to server, i thought others might benefit from this.
following these steps, you’ll be able to backup a database on one server and restore it to (the same server if upgrading an app or) a different server.
Tagged: backup, database, mysql, restore