Linux: Configure and Control APC SmartUPS During a Power Failure

Posted on in Categories , last updated November 18, 2012

My Linux nas server connected to APC SmartUPS using usb cable and I would like to detect a power failure. If power is not restored my server must shutdown when the battery is exhausted. How do I configure and use my APC SmartUPS under Debina / Ubuntu / RHEL / CentOS / Fedora / Scientific Linux operating system for power management?

E: Archive directory /var/cache/apt/archives/partial is missing Error and Solution

Posted on in Categories , , , last updated December 14, 2009

I‘m trying to install mysql-server package under Debian using the following command:

apt-get install mysql-server-5.0 mysql-common

But I’m getting an error which read as follows:

Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libdevel-symdump-perl liburi-perl libhtml-parser-perl libapr1 libhtml-tree-perl libpq5 libhtml-tagset-perl libwww-perl
Use ‘apt-get autoremove’ to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
libdbd-mysql-perl libmysqlclient15off mysql-client-5.0
Suggested packages:
tinyca
The following NEW packages will be installed:
libdbd-mysql-perl libmysqlclient15off mysql-client-5.0 mysql-common mysql-server-5.0
0 upgraded, 5 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
E: Archive directory /var/cache/apt/archives/partial is missing.

How do I fix the problem?

Rsnapshot WARNING: Could not lchown() symlink "/path/to/file" Error and Solution

Posted on in Categories , , , , , , , , , , last updated November 3, 2009

I got rsnapshot based backup server up and running for my network under Debian Linux 5.x. But, whenever I run a backup job using the following command:

rsnapshot -v -c /root/rsnapshot.server1.conf hourly
I get the following messages on screen:

WARNING: Could not lchown() symlink “/nas/.rsnapshot/hourly.1/server1.example.com/etc/alternatives/locate”
WARNING: Could not lchown() symlink “/nas/.rsnapshot/hourly.1/server1.example.com/etc/alternatives/nc.1.gz”
WARNING: Could not lchown() symlink “/nas/.rsnapshot/hourly.1/server1.example.com/etc/alternatives/jexec-binfmt”
WARNING: Could not lchown() symlink “/nas/.rsnapshot/hourly.1/server1.example.com/etc/alternatives/servertool”

How do I fix this problem?

nslookup / host Dns Client Testing Command Not Found on Debian / Ubuntu Linux

Posted on in Categories , , , , last updated January 18, 2008

Q. I’m not able to run nslookup or host command under Debian or Ubuntu Linux. In fact, these commands are missing from my installation. How do I install nslookup and related dns client commands?
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