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Restore of Checkpoint Fails with “The following hotfixes seem to be missing”

Ran into a slight snag when attempting to restore a production backup into a VM(*VMware*) image of Checkpoint R77.30. I was using the Gaia WebUI to restore image returns a message: “The following hotfixes seem to be missing”. The message points me to a log file located under /tmp/ which indicates missing updates to the firewall […]

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Capture PuTTY Session Logs

In the past week I have had my good share of working on remote systems where I needed to utilize the tool PuTTY to issue commands; not all of them documented. To assist me in documenting my steps I often use the session logs. However this normal has been a manual process in the heat of […]

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Tech Short: How To Disable and Enable Ports HP ProCurve

Troubleshooting an issue with a switch I needed to disable a port.  Why not share my steps. To disable a single or multiple ports we do the following Log into your switch via console (in my case I SSH in using Putty) When connected type: configure Then issue the following command (note you can tab complete) […]

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HowTo Upgrade OpenMediaVault

Here are some quick and simple steps to upgrade your OpenMediaVault (OMV) to the latest version; OMV 1.0  (Kralizec). SSH into your OpenMediaVault server; in my case I am running OMV 0.5 and run the following command: apt-get update && apt-get dist-upgrade && omv-update Then type the following command: omv-release-upgrade Once completed you can either […]

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Using SSH as VPN Solution in Linux

Looking for a quick simple way to have VPN access to your network or simply to secure your connection when you are on a remote network you don’t complete truest such as a public hot-spot. And while there are many solutions I have one which is simple to use. It’s called ‘sshuttle’ and all you […]