Ansible – mySQL root password change on Ubuntu

  This Ansible script will fully rotate your MySQL root account passwords (or change any MySQL account passwords if you change the script) and implement my.cf so you don’t have to keep putting the password in. This took me a while to figure out, there are  Test Bed Ansible control server running Ubuntu 18.04 Ubuntu… Read more »

Change WordPress Existing Images Path Using mySQL Database Strings

I rebuilt my WordPress blog and had to change the image path, instead of changing it back straight away I kept using it, some images ended up in /wpcontents/uploads/* and some ended up in /wp-contents/uploads/* So, naturally I had to change this back to /wp-contents/uploads and move all the existing files back, moving the files… Read more »

Change VMware ESX Scatch Config Location (.locker)

Best practice for a .locker scratch folder VMware recommends that the ESXi has a persistent scratch location available for storing temporary data including logs, diagnostic information and system swap space however it is not a absolute requirement. Persistent scratch space may be provisioned on a FAT 16, VMFS or NFS partition accessible by the phyiscal… Read more »

“This is a RAID status update from mpt-statusd” in Debian 6

I am getting mails sent to root on a fresh install of Debian 6 constantly telling me about RAID status changes, which is odd since the guest isn’t sitting on RAID 5 storage. “This is a RAID status update from mpt-statusd.  The mpt-status program reports that one of the RAIDs changed state:”  The root casue… Read more »