Changing the host name of a Proxmox node is unfortunately a bit harder than changing the hostname of your typical Linux machine. This article will guide you through the process. Keep in mind that this only covers changing the host name for a standalone node, I don’t know if the process is different when the node is part of a cluster.
Wouldn’t it be nice if you could connect to a Windows machine using remote desktop, start to work on something, disconnect and then come back later and pick up where you left off? In the default configuration for remote desktop that is not possible, Windows will kill the session when you disconnect. Continue reading “How to keep Remote Desktop sessions alive”
If you are running a Linux server that don’t have rebootless kernel patching like KernelCare or Canonical Livepatch then chances are you are running an out of date kernel. And that is understandable because keep tracking of new kernels and rebooting your servers isn’t fun. But Nagios can do that job for you, or at least the part of looking for a new kernel, and then notify you of when it’s time to reboot! That way you don’t have to worry about being vulnerable to known kernel exploits just because you haven’t rebooted your server.
I’ve been running two Samsung 950 Pro 512GB in raid0 for a total of 1TB of NVMe storage as my boot drive in my desktop PC. I didn’t really want to run raid0 originally but I started with one drive and it turned out to not be enough space so I added another one a couple of years ago. Now I’ve used almost 900GB so it was time for an upgrade, I blame all these huge modern games. Continue reading “Two 950 Pro 512GB in raid0 vs one 970 Evo Plus 2TB”
I’m building a FreeNAS server right now from some pretty old hardware, it’s based on an old AMD Phenom triple core CPU. The motherboard has one X16 PCIe slot and some X1 slots. The X16 slot I needed for my HBA-card (X8) which my hard drives connect to. That leaves only X1 slots and this CPU has no integrated graphics. Continue reading “PCIe X1 graphics card, will it run Crysis?”
Spinrite is a really nice data recovery/drive maintenance software from GRC. But it was made before the time when booting from USB drives became popular, or even possible. The manual even begins with “CREATE A CLEAN BOOT DISKETTE”, which should tell you just how old it is. That doesn’t mean it still isn’t useful but it would be really nice not to have to boot from a diskette or a CD/DVD. Continue reading “How to create a bootable USB drive for Spinrite”
I recently finished the excellent Mooncrash DLC for Prey and I thought I would at the same time record the final escape since it can be a bit tricky. So here is the video of me escaping with all the five characters in a single simulation! Continue reading “How to beat the Mooncrash DLC for Prey”