Archive for November, 2008

(No) dist-upgrade for Hosteurope VPS

Posted by admin on November 27th, 2008

If you’re also thinking about doing a dist-upgrade of your Ubuntu VPS over at Hosteurope (from 6.06 LTS to 8.04 LTS), don’t dare. I just got off the phone with a technical assistant from Hosteurope, who confirmed that, at the moment, it is not possible to upgrade the system since that may very well cause problems with their virtualization software (I think Parallels Virtuozzo). So I guess I won’t risk it :-) Well, I couldn’t resist :-) And it seems to have worked by doing the following. Before I start, I should mention that I’m running Hosteurope’s “Virtual Server Linux L 3.0″ WITHOUT Plesk installed. Also I didn’t do the update using the new “update-manager”, but went the old fashioned way instead. So here it goes:

Backing it up

Posted by admin on November 18th, 2008

Some time ago I got the WD MyBook (1TB) (which btw I can only recommend, especially, if your Mainboard contains an e-SATA interface) to backup all my data. Running ViceVersa every 2 or 3 days works like a charme for me.
While local backups might help in case of a (main) harddisk failure, they leave you with nada in case of a fire or burglary, which is why one shouldn’t just distribute your backups amongst harddisks, but also geologically.