Saturday, September 28, 2013

Configuration File is not well-formed XML

Today, I found one of my Exchange 2013 servers start generating Event ID 2001

It turns out that Exchange has corrupted the applicationHost.config file. If you try to open the file, you will see corrupted garbage characters all over the place.

Luckily I have got another Exchange 2013 server running on DAG, so I just copy the file applicationHost.config from C:\Windows\System32\inetsrv\config folder and replace the corrupted one then do IIS Reset

Saturday, September 07, 2013

OwnCloud - Setting IT Up

I need a solution to store my files, in fact I need to have some way of synchronisation for my files across 2 or more computers. Found this owncloud solution.

Setting it up is straight forward - just follow the doco. However, by default owncloud stores its file repository in the local server where owncloud is installed. I have a windows file share and I want all my files store in the windows file share

I am running Ubuntu and install owncloud in it.

I created a shared folder in my windows server, create a user account on my windows domain, straight forward.

on my Ubuntu server, firstly, I created a hidden file that contains the username and password of the windows domain account I created earlier

> vi /path/.smbcredentials


save this file

next, I created a mount point to which I will mount the shared folder of my windows to this Ubuntu server

> mkdir /mount/projects

then I find the group id of the user account who is running the web server, in my case it is www-data

> id www-data

uid=33(www-data) gid=33(www-data) groups=33(www-data)

next, I edit the fstab file to mount the file share

> vi /etc/fstab

and add the following line:

//server.domain.local/share /mount/projects cifs credentials=/path/.smbcredentials,iocharset=utf8,sec=ntlm,dir_mode=0770,uid=33,gid=33 0 0

then do

> mount -a

it should mount the windows shared folder to /mount/projects

now, during owncloud installation, it will ask for the data folder, you can put /mount/projects !!