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by simon_lefisch
2018/06/22 17:19:34
Forum: CentOS 7 - Hardware Support
Topic: Configure 'smartmontools' to send email notifications when disk failure
Replies: 12
Views: 6242

Re: Configure 'smartmontools' to send email notifications when disk failure

Sorry to revive this thread 1 year later, but I have a couple questions about smartmontools.... I have it installed and configured according to various tutorials I've found on the net. However I'm not sure if it is actually monitoring my HDD's or not. I used htop to see if there was a process runnin...
by simon_lefisch
2018/04/18 18:53:49
Forum: CentOS 7 - General Support
Topic: Lightweight DE (LXDE LXQT) for CentOS 7
Replies: 0
Views: 483

Lightweight DE (LXDE LXQT) for CentOS 7

Hi everyone, I was wondering if anyone has been able to install a lightweight desktop environment (like LXDE or LXQT) on a CentOS 7 minimal system? I've been using CLI for some time but would like to have a DE installed for certain tasks. I found https://www.centos.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=47088 f...
by simon_lefisch
2017/10/06 22:17:32
Forum: User Comments
Topic: Suggestions For Upgrading My CentOS Server Hardware
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

Re: Suggestions For Upgrading My CentOS Server Hardware

It actually says that on the newegg site and did say that on the manufacturer site but apparently its been changed on the manufacturer site and now says 22 cores. Weird.

Apparently you need BIOS v2.0 or above to handle E5-xxxx v4 CPUs.
by simon_lefisch
2017/10/06 00:27:06
Forum: User Comments
Topic: Suggestions For Upgrading My CentOS Server Hardware
Replies: 2
Views: 1072

Suggestions For Upgrading My CentOS Server Hardware

Hi everyone, I am currently using hardware from 2008 for my CentOS server, however I am looking to upgrade my all my hardware. The following is my current hardware: MOBO: Asus P5Q Pro CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9550 @2.83GHz RAM: 8GB - 2x2GB Kingston Hyper-X DDR2-1066 & 2x2GB Crucial DDR2-1066 HDD: 1TB...
by simon_lefisch
2017/09/07 23:37:00
Forum: CentOS 7 - General Support
Topic: Swap Existing CentOS 7 HDD to Different Hardware
Replies: 0
Views: 261

Swap Existing CentOS 7 HDD to Different Hardware

Hello everyone, I apologize if this has been answered. Not sure if this belongs in the General section or the Hardware section. I currently have CentOS 7 installed older hardware (Core 2 Duo Q9550 CPU, 8GB RAM, etc). I also recently acquired a mid-2012 Mac Pro tower and upgraded the CPU from a quad-...
by simon_lefisch
2017/08/16 03:53:34
Forum: CentOS 7 - General Support
Topic: Message About /boot/initramfs/*kdump.img
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

Re: Message About /boot/initramfs/*kdump.img

@dcrdev @TrevorH So I just figured out why I was getting that dracut message....after I ran 'systemctl restart kdump' the system threw an error stating that it couldn't restart the failure. Something about 'cp: command not found'. I remembered I disabled the cp command (renamed it to cp.bak) so I co...
by simon_lefisch
2017/08/14 12:53:56
Forum: CentOS 7 - General Support
Topic: Message About /boot/initramfs/*kdump.img
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

Re: Message About /boot/initramfs/*kdump.img

Well looks like you have kdump enabled and the creation of the kdump initrd image is failing for some reason. It'll only affect your ability to use kdump, but you should figure out why it's failing. First thought - do you have enough free space on your boot partition? What's the output of: df /boot...
by simon_lefisch
2017/08/13 16:41:52
Forum: CentOS 7 - General Support
Topic: Message About /boot/initramfs/*kdump.img
Replies: 4
Views: 2070

Message About /boot/initramfs/*kdump.img

Hello everyone, Yesterday I started to receive this message after I restarted my machine and logged in: Broadcast message from systemd-journald@server (Sat 2017-08-12 11:29:04 PDT): dracut[3530]: dracut: creation of /boot/initramfs-3.10.0-514.26.2.el7.x86_64kdump.img failed Message from syslog@serve...
by simon_lefisch
2017/08/08 18:48:15
Forum: CentOS 7 - General Support
Topic: Bootable HD Backup with Incremental Updates
Replies: 9
Views: 1147

Re: Bootable HD Backup with Incremental Updates

Yeah EXT4...or any other FS should be fine. Look over the doc and make sure that your snaps are not dependant on your current LVs. http://tldp.org/HOWTO/LVM-HOWTO/snapshots_backup.html Also I would consider your backup method invalid until tested, as with any backup method. Its best to run into res...
by simon_lefisch
2017/08/08 17:14:55
Forum: CentOS 7 - General Support
Topic: Bootable HD Backup with Incremental Updates
Replies: 9
Views: 1147

Re: Bootable HD Backup with Incremental Updates

No, it does not backup /boot. Boot does not contain important data. Here is a 3 step restore guide for LVM. 1) reinstall CentOS - this will recreate /boot 2) run updates, this will update your kernel 3) replace the current LVs with your backups LVs now that /boot has been rebuilt for you I am, not ...