Ivan Tomica

Tag: Ubuntu

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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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Reboot with kexec on Ubuntu 18.04

First off, what is kexec? – It is a system call that enables you to load and boot into another kernel from currently running kernel. That effectively means; doing reboot without going through the whole POST/Firmware load process. To use kexec we can rely on systemd to handle process for

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Remove EFI grub timeout

Ever since I’ve set up EFI boot on my machine using grub I had this issue with timeout option not wanting to go away. Digging into the issue I first looked at /boot/grub/grub.cfg where I found this piece of code: “This is weird” I said to myself, where does that

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Moving Ubuntu to Root-on-ZFS

My main rig is running Ubuntu 18.04. To be more precise I opted out at install time to use Ubuntu Mate 18.04 but later on installed AwesomeWM and use that instead now. But without digressing much, I decided it was time to move my root (/) to ZFS. Why? –

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Atlassian Confluence in Docker

Recently I’ve been tasked to set up Confluence server installation. One of my friends was in need and I decided it would be nice to play a bit with the whole setup. As this is pro-bono and really not quite production install (meaning they use it, but it is not

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Fixing URxvt copy/paste

URxvt, or if you wish to call it rxvt-unicode, has this weird thing turned on by default where it binds ctrl+shift keys to all sorts of insanity (keycap picture insert mode and stuff like that). Dammit, I want my “normal” terminal behavior back! By “normal” I think that if I

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Synergy 2 on Ubuntu Linux

Ever since Symless (company behind Synergy product) has published “cloud based Synergy 2 service” I had nothing but problems and headaches with it. The major issue that I have had was that it simply wouldn’t pass the mouse/keyboard control to other configured screen. THIS IS THE SOLE PURPOSE FOR THIS

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