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Add an SSD to Parallels Cloud Storage Server

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How to add a SSD drive to a server participating in a Paralells Cloud Storage Cluster. The documentation shows how to add a SSD to a PCS server running each of the MDS, CS and Client functions; this article combines all the instructions for a server to provide all three functions, and mimics the setup you get by letting the PCS installation configure the SSD.

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Tarsnap on CentOS with Plesk Panel

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This is a basic setup for using Tarsnap to backup a CentOS 6 server with Plesk Panel 11.

You can (and should) read elsewhere of issues with Tarsnap in general, such as slow restores, rotating archives and such. We're using Tarsnap for disaster recovery backups here, not primary backups. There are various scripts put together for rotating archives, look around for others is you prefer, this uses tarsnap-cron.

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New PCS node post-install tasks

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Adding a new hardware node to a PCS cluster is really easy, as the PCS installer does most of the work. There are a few things that need to be done manually though, and this is my standard post-install task list.

Software Updates

For security and to run consistent kernel versions with other nodes which are already up-to-date.

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