Feb 3, 2014

Disable multi location access log in ISPConfig setup

This applies to ISPConfig on Debian Wheezy 7.3.

By default, ISPConfig will save access log for each site at /var/log/ispconfig/httpd/<sitename>/access.log, and Apache also saves log for each vhost at /var/log/apache2/other_vhosts_access.log. If we have many sites hosted on the same server (of course that’s why we use ISPConfig), we do not want the same access log in 2 different locations which consumes server resources.

We can disable vhost access log of Apache by editing the config file
nano /etc/apache2/conf.d/other-vhosts-access-logthen comment out the line
#CustomLog ${APACHE_LOG_DIR}/other_vhosts_access.log vhost_combined Restart apache service apache2 restart

Change Network location from Public to Private in Windows 8.1

If we are using Windows 8 or 8.1 at home or at work, and others cannot access shared folders on our PCs, then maybe our network profile is set to Public as default. If we are lucky, follow this post can help us change the profile to Private to enable file sharing http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/18934-change-network-location-from-public-to-private-in-windows-8.

However, on my Windows 8 or 8.1 PCs, I cannot right click on the Network icon to change the profile as instructed, so there is another way.

Feb 2, 2014

mpt-statusd: detected non-optimal RAID status

If we install Debian Wheezy 7.3 on VMware, we may get a lot of errors in /var/log/messages like:
mpt-statusd: detected non-optimal RAID status Because there is no RAID device within a VM, unless you setup RAID, we can disable the mpt-statusd
service mpt-statusd stop
update-rc.d mpt-statusd remove