Upgrade WHM / cPanel Linux server to EDGE Virtuozzo Optimized release

Q. How do I upgrade my CentOS Linux 5.0 dedicated server to WHM / cPanel edge release? A. You can upgrade to EDGE release from WHM manager. Please note that Edge is the bleeding edge tree. While it has the newest features; It has undergone the least amount of testing (if any). You generally shouldn’t […]

How do I view what exim is doing?

Exim comes with a utility called ‘exiwhat’ which will display what each instance of exim is currently involved with. The output will look similar to this: root@server [~]# exiwhat 2118 daemon: -q1h, listening for SMTP on port 25 (IPv4) 2130 daemon: no queue runs, listening for SMTPS on port 465 (IPv4) 31640 handling incoming connection […]

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 […]

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” >> […]

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 […]

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 # […]

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: […]