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At toolkit we are always learning something new. In this section we share our thoughts and views as well as new technology challenges that have come our way. Tell us what you think!
Nov 4
Nov 4

Odoo Minimum Hardware Requirement

Requirements for running Odoo 9 Community and Enterprise are the same. For a 5 user site = 2 CPU server and 2 GB Ram For 20 user site = 4 CPU server and 8 GB Ram For 100+ user site = recommend splitting app and database servers, 2 x 8 CPU servers with 32 GB […]

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Oct 2
Oct 2

The Worst Server Setup Mistake You Can Make

There’s one server setup mistake you can make that will screw you up for years to come. It’ll haunt your business, your developers and your server admins, and be hugely expensive to fix. It’s surprisingly easy to make. The mistake? Setting the timezone to anything other than UTC Use UTC Use UTC. Use UTC. Use […]

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Oct 0
Oct 0

Rsyncable backups with PostgreSQL

Backing up with Postgres mysqldump’s equivalent in the Postgres world is pg_dump. I like pg_dump better because it allows dumping in several formats with accompanying up- and downsides. It also has a sister command pg_restore allowing much more flexibility when restoring a backup. The 4 output formats available at the moment of writing are (if you […]

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Oct 0
Oct 0

Increase Ubuntu Size In VMWare

Let us pretend that you have an Ubuntu Server which has been running for several years and it has been doing it’s assigned task(s) nicely, until one day you make a change to your methodology/assumptions/workflow/tasks therefore the allocated Virtual Hard Drive (VHD) size is no longer sufficient. There are many reasons for this, but I […]

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Oct 0
Oct 0

Installing VSFTPD on Ubuntu 14.04 Amazon EC2 Instance

Install the server. sudo apt-get install vsftpd Note: I had a brand new server and needed to run sudo apt-get dist-upgrade before installing the server to get all packages up to date. Let’s check to make sure the server is up and running before making any changes. sudo netstat -a | grep ftp If you […]

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Oct 4
Oct 4

Installing Odoo 9 in Ubuntu 14.04

1. Introduction In this tutorial I will teach you how to install Odoo 9 on Ubuntu 14.04. The script that you will use is based on the code from André Schenkels but has been updated and improved. 2. Creating a new file The first step is to create a new .sh file on your Ubuntu machine, […]

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Jul 0
Jul 0

Install Odoo with Nginx on an Ubuntu VPS

In today’s post we will explain you how you can easily install Odoo with Nginx as a reverse proxy server on a Ubuntu VPS. Odoo (formerly OpenERP) is a suite of open source Business apps. Some of the modules included in Odoo are: E-commerce, Accounting & Finance, Expense Management, Calendar ..etc. Update your system To update […]

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Mar 0
Mar 0

Use GParted to increase disk size of a Linux native partition

In this post we will cover how to increase disk space for a VMware virtual machine that is using a Linux native partition rather than logical volume manager (LVM). Firstly we will increase the size of the virtual disk on the virtual machine at the hardware level and then once this is complete we will […]

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Mar 0
Mar 0

How to Increase Disk Space in VMware

Have you ever encountered out of disk space issues on your wonderful VMs when trying install a critical application? Here are a few easy steps that help you to solve the disk space problems on your VMware workstation VMs. This article assumes that the reader has familiarity with virtualization and has some practical experience with […]

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Jan 0
Jan 0

Automate The Install Of OpenERP 7.0 On An Ubuntu VM

Recently, when leading a training workshop for OpenERP, one of our attendees helped me take a mostly automated method of installing OpenERP and turn it into a 100% automated method.  Piping YES to commands, and using SED took me back to my University days when I first learned UNIX!Since I also got a comment from […]

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Jan 0
Jan 0

PostgreSQL add or create a user account and grant permission for database

Q. How do I create a user account called tom and grant permission for database called jerry? A. You need to use following commands. => adduser – UNIX/Linux adduser command to add a user to /etc/passwd file => psql => It is a terminal-based front-end to PostgreSQL. => CREATE USER – Adds a new user to a PostgreSQL database cluster. => CREATE […]

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Jan 0
Jan 0

How to Boot CentOS in CLI? / How to Run Linux without the GUI (level 3) ?

When you are at the GRUB menu where you select which OS to boot (if this menu don’t appear, press ESC while you get the “Booting CentOS in X seconds”), press e to edit your boot commands. You should see a screen like this: (parameters may vary) Look for the line that begins with kernel. Choose it and then press e again. […]

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Dec 0
Dec 0

How to install Hyper-V Integration Services (ICs) in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

After you install the guest OS on the virtual machine in Hyper-V, you need to to install the Hyper-V Integration Services in the guest OS. Since the Hyper-V Integration Components were contributed to Linux, they’ve been included in recent versions of the Linux kernel. With distributions based on newer builds of the Linux kernel (2.6.32 […]

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Dec 0
Dec 0

Install VMware Tools on a Linux Guest with the Tar Installer

Install the latest version of VMware Tools to enhance the performance of the virtual machine’s guest operating system and improve virtual machine management. Prerequisites ■ Verify that a supported guest operating system is installed on the virtual machine. ■ Verify that you have an ESX/ESXi license or are using evaluation mode. Before you install or […]

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