Ivan Tomica

Tag: Linux

Total 46 Posts

Cleaning up ZFS GPT signatures

I have been previously installing Ubuntu on ZFS (root-on-zfs) and since then I’ve transitioned to Fedora, on ext4+lvm, to avoid much complication and hassle. It is also not necessary for me to have all those nice ZFS features on root. When I was installing Fedora I have reformatted existing drive.

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Expanding ZFS pool on Linux VPS

In order to expand ZFS pool first step is to resize underlying disk. Once that’s done, by default on Linux, partition 9 of size 8MB is created at the end of the disk. Reasoning for this partition is not completely clear for me, but according to some random discussions on

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Firefox Widevine CDM crashing on Fedora

I had this problem with playing Netflix videos in Firefox on Fedora where even at video preview-s I would constantly get yellow bar with the message that Widevine Content Decryption Module, required for playing DRM content Netflix serves, has in fact crashed. Videos worked fine in Chrome, but I’d like

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Self-Hosted Email server

More than 3 years ago I’ve written an article about self-hosting email. Throughout the years that setup was adjusted, migrated and changed in various ways. I’ve used it on the FreeBSD, Debian, Ubuntu since the original article which was based on CentOS. Now, I’m trying to set it up again

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Configuring aws-vault with password-store

There is this nice utility which helps you with managing AWS credentials called aws-vault. It is quite nice to use it as it allows ad-hoc login as a specific profile via web browser, without the need for entering your credentials or performing 3 step process to log in, just: Where

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mu4e on Fedora

Since recently I’m an Emacs user, and as such I like to have my Emacs everywhere. Including on the laptop which runs Fedora 30 at this moment. One of the most crucial things for me is email, which is being handled by mu/mu4e. And since I was unable to google

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My Vim configuration

Although recently I’ve switched most of my workflow into the Emacs ? I still edit things here and there in Vim. Vim doesn’t have many nice and fancy features enabled by default, but that’s OK, I like it light. But not so light… soo… this post will show configuration options

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PostgreSQL online VACUUM with pg_repack

Those familiar with PostgreSQL know how it internally manages blocks for storing data and how when you delete some entry it is only marked dead (dead tuples). In order to reclaim space VACUUM needs to be run. Vacuuming database won’t give that space back to the operating system, instead, it

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