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FreeNAS Failed to create mountpoint

Problem I have two FreeNAS servers running version 9.10 on a HP MicroServer Gen 8. The main server has 16 GB RAM with a Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1220L V2 @ 2.30GHz while the secondary has 8 GB RAM and a…

NGINX Reverse Proxy LetsEncrypt Auto-Renew

Intro I finally got round to moving all my web services off a single server and onto a new server using ESXi virtualisation. I got an older HP G7 DL380 with 2x Intel Xeon CPU’s and 64GB of RAM for…

Remove duplicate icons gnome 3

Problem In gnome 3 you can favourite applications so they appear in the side dock (or in the bottom dock if dash to dock is installed). Normally when you open an application it will open with that same icon however…

Restore missing LVM volume group

This post will show you how I managed to restore my laptop after the grub configuration got corrupted and could not find the LVM root partition. The grub menu booted into grub-rescue which I could not use to boot the…

Install Kolab Mail Server on Ubuntu

This post will show you how to install Kolab mail server on ubuntu 14.04, in this example on a DigitalOcean VPS.  Kolab’s recipient policy will be removed because I do not need guaranteed unique email addresses, secondary alias addresses setup…

Secure Webmin with Google Authenticator

This post will show you how to secure Webmin with Google Authenticator in Ubuntu 14.04 Server. NTP Time Sync First install NTP so the time can be synchronised, the time needs to be very accurate so Google Authenticator can work.…

Setting up mail server dns records

This post will take you through setting up all the necessary DNS settings for your mail server and an additional server on a separate IP. The mail server will reside on a subdomain such as webmail.example.com while the main server…

Setup Raspberry pi as a dhcp server

This post is going to show you the basic steps of creating a DHCP server using a Raspberry pi running the latest version of Raspbian, configure the Raspberry (Linux) to use a fixed IP Address and configure clients to get…

WordPress permalinks not working apache

I recently tried changing my WordPress permalink setting from the default to show the post title. This not only looks more professional but it also enhances readability. When I changed the setting in the WordPress settings page I discovered that…