What is Swappiness

Swappiness has a value between 1 and 100 this controls how your system prioratises ram and swap usage, if you are unsure of what swap is then you may want to google this a bit but in short ram is the physical memory modules (ram) and swap is memory on your hard drive/ssd, swap i...

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Preperation

Upgrade time can be a daunting time specially if you are new or not that confident in performing upgrades, I will be covering the basics of upgrading which will allow you to perform an upgrade of your Debian 8 system to a Debian 9 system.

The system that I last performed the upgrade...

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Recently I have been using Debian 9 for some projects rather than my usual CentOS 7 and I have been getting fustrated with vim due to the automatic visual mode which is enabled by default, for most I am sure this is not a problem and if your new to vim then you probabily don't know any differnt (myb...

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To Install MegaRAID Storage Manager you will need to download the software from the Broadcom site (it has had many names in the past lsi/avago....)

Before starting make sure your sytem is upto date install all updates as required

apt update && apt upgrade

You will need to install the alien pa...

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I am going to show you a quick way to move your databases to a new server in this scenario this is for a database server upgrade with as little downtime as possible with complete new hardware.

The first thing to do is login to your existing mysql server and make sure you have your root login detai...

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