Installing PHP7 Beta 1 as php-fpm variant on a Ubuntu 14.04 LTS system.

After major parts of the PHP community were against releasing PHP6 as the successor of PHP5, the new official replacement of PHP5 will now be PHP7. A first beta version is now available and the final release is planned on October 2015. Because there are no official packages to be installed for Debian or Ubuntu at the moment, we’ll create a PHP 7 php-fpm module by compiling the beta 1 source code. That will also allow us to continue having PHP5 on our server as the main version but use PHP7 to test our projects for compatibility.

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How to mount a encrypted drive from a ISP backupserver using encfs and autofs. (update)

ISPs often offer external disk space, together with their server packages, to store several GB of data for backups. Usually this storage space can be accessed via ftp/sftp , nfs or cifs (Samba / Windows shared folder). But that usually means that our data is stored unencrypted on an external server we don’t control.

But there is quite an elegant solution to this using autofs and encfs to automount and encryt that storage space.

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Einfache Firewall-Administration unter Linux mit UFW

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Mit ufw bieten moderne Linux Distributionen eine gute Möglichkeit die Server-Firewall ohne Schweißausbrüche zu administrieren. Das Tool nimmt einem das Eintragen der iptables Regeln ab.

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Dawicontrol DC-5200 Raid-Controller unter Linux überwachen

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Der DC-5200 von Dawicontrol, ist ein einfacher kleiner SATA Raid-Controller der zwischen SATA Festplatte und Motherboard gesteckt wird. Über einen zweiten SATA Anschluss kann eine weitere Festplatte angeschlossen werden, mit der zusammen dann ein Raid 0 oder 1 aufgebaut werden kann. Unter Linux ist das überprüfen des Raid zustandes nicht ohne weiteres mit Bordmitteln möglich.

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