Month: April 2008

Any operation on a VPS gives me “Cannot lock VE”. How do I solve it?

A VPS is locked when some operation (backup, migration, start / stop, etc.) with that VPS is in progress. You can determine which process is holding VPS #101 using the following command on the hardware node: cat /vz/lock/101.lck You can kill that process if needed, but make sure that the process is really killed. If …

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DirectAdmin : How to downgrade from apache 2 back to apache 1.3

If you need to go back to apache 1.3 after installing apache 2, you’ll need to do the following: 1) Restore the old httpd.conf file: cp -f /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf.1.3.backup /etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf 2) Get DirectAdmin to use the old httpd.conf files for the users. Edit the /usr/local/directadmin/conf/directadmin.conf file and change apache_ver=2.0 to apache_ver=1.3. Then type echo “action=rewrite&value=ips” >> …

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Updating your DirectAdmin License manually

If you need to update your DirectAdmin license manually, you can do so by running the following commands: cd /usr/local/directadmin/scripts ./getLicense.sh 123 1234 service directadmin restart Where 123 and 1234 are your Client ID and License ID, respectively. If there are errrors extracting the update.tar.gz file, then run: head -n 1 /usr/local/directadmin/conf/license.key to search for …

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Plesk domain bakups

Here is the steps to backup individual domain on Plesk. I’ve tested. It works. 1) backup the domain #pleskbackup -v domains yourdomainname.com backupfilename.bkp 2) Then create a map file #pleskrestore –create-map backupfilename.bkp -map yourmapfilename map file should be like that below. if not, edit it. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ +++++ [thisdomain’sclientname] # Client account name yourdomainname.com 11.22.33.44 # …

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How to re-install RVSkin ?

How to uninstall RVSkin? Run this command: perl /root/rvadmin/uninstall.pl Terminate rvadmin account from WHM Reinstall rvadmin mkdir /root/rvadmin; cd /root/rvadmin; wget http://download.rvglobalsoft.com/download.php/download/rvskin-auto/saveto/rvauto.tar.bz2; bunzip2 -d rvauto.tar.bz2; tar -xvf rvauto.tar; perl /root/rvadmin/auto_rvskin.pl

How can I restore the Plesk psa database from a backup?

The following example shows how to restore the mysql.preupgrade.dump.gz backup file. gunzip /var/lib/psa/dumps/mysql.preupgrade.dump.gz mysql -uadmin -p`cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow` -e”DROP DATABASE psa;” mysql -uadmin -p`cat /etc/psa/.psa.shadow` < /var/lib/psa/dumps/mysql.preupgrade.dump Actually standard daily backup file includes three databases: * psa * horde * mysql That is why the following error message will appear when you performed the latest command: …

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