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3-2-1 backup rule for the cloud

About Cloud Server images

About regions

Add Disk Space After Resizing a Windows 2003 Cloud Server

Add a Cloud Networks interface to a Cloud Server

Add a Linux User With Document Root Permissions

Add a user to the local administrators group in Windows Server 2012

Add an additional RDP license to Windows Server 2012 R2

Add and remove GlusterFS servers

Add and remove roles and features on Windows Server

Add disk space after resizing a Windows Server 2012 Cloud Server

Adding an IP to a Windows Server

Address Cloud Computing Security Concerns with Private Cloud

Advanced security steps for Linux

Allow web traffic in a firewalld software firewall

Allow web traffic in iptables software firewall

Allow web traffic in ufw software firewall

Application and load testing guidelines

Attach a Cloud Block Storage volume to a Windows OnMetal server

Back up your files with rsync

Base service commands

Basic Linux User Management

Basic application pool troubleshooting

Basic firewalld firewall management

Basic iptables firewall management

Basic settings in the Postfix file

Basic ufw firewall management

Best practices for firewall rules configuration

Bind mount an SFTP user after using chroot

Bind mounts in Linux

Block an IP address on a Linux server

Block an IP address on a Windows Server

Boot a server from a Cloud Block Storage volume

Build your application on the Rackspace cloud

Capture Packets with Tcpdump

Change a server hostname in the Ubuntu operating system

Change a server's hostname in CentOS

Change the MySQL Timeout on a Server

Change the SSH Port in CentOS and Red Hat

Change the SSH Port in the Linux Ubuntu operating system

Change the hostname on CentOS 6 servers

Change the kernel version on a Linux cloud server by using rescue mode

Change your server root/admin password from your account

Changing Linux permissions

Check Linux configuration files for syntax errors

Check Linux file permissions with ls

Check Rackspace Cloud status

Check Windows Server uptime

Check for a security compromise: Rescue mode investigation

Check for a security compromise: back doors and intruders

Check listening ports with netstat

Check network connectivity on a Linux server

Check port use in Linux

Check running services on Linux

Check the System Load on Linux

Choosing your cloud server flavor

Cloud Backup - Basic troubleshooting on Windows Server 2012

Cloud Feeds FAQ

Cloud Feeds overview

Cloud Servers

Cloud Servers FAQ

Cloud Servers PCI-DSS compliance

Cloud Servers: Sample Code

Cloud server emergency console

Cloud server image limitations

Cloud-to-cloud migration

Command-line Elliptic Curve operations

Command-line text editors in Linux

Common Windows Issues: Why Password Resets Fail on a Domain Controller

Common Windows issues: Key Management Server activation

Compression and archive methods in Linux

Configure Apache for SSL termination on a Cloud Load Balancer

Configure Apache on the Ubuntu operating system

Configure MariaDB server on CentOS

Configure MySQL Master-Master Replication

Configure MySQL Master-Slave replication

Configure MySQL server on the Ubuntu operating system

Configure an IIS FTP site

Configure an Internet Connection Firewall for IIS

Configure basic security

Configure flash drives in High I/O instances as Data drives

Configure load balanced sites with SSL offloading by using IIS

Configure password expiration in Windows

Configure vhosts on a LAMP stack

Connect to Linux from Mac OS X by using Terminal

Connect to Linux from Windows by using PuTTY

Connect to a MySQL database remotely

Connect to a cloud server

Connect to a cloud server with Filezilla by using SFTP

Connect to a server by using SSH on Linux or Mac OS X

Connect to your OnMetal Server through cloud-init

Considerations for migrating to a General Purpose or I/O cloud server

Copy files with scp and rsync

Create CentOS NGINX virtual hosts

Create OnMetal Cloud Servers

Create a Linux swap file

Create a chroot jail

Create a cloud server

Create a general purpose Cloud Server

Create a new user and grant permissions in MySQL

Create a site-to-site IPsec VPN connection between Vyatta and FortiGate

Create a sudo user in CentOS

Create a sudo user in Ubuntu

Create a support ticket in the Cloud Control Panel

Create an Inbound port allow rule for Windows Firewall 2008

Create an Outbound Port Deny Rule for Windows Firewall (Windows 2008)

Create an image backup (cloning)

Create an image of a General Purpose v1 Cloud Server

Create an image of a server and restore a server from a saved image

Create and Configure a User in MSSQL

Create and drop roles in PostgreSQL

Create and edit users in MySQL

Create scheduled tasks on a Windows server

Create your first website on Cloud Servers quickly

Create, manage, and delete users and groups in Active Directory

Creating Apache redirects

Creating and deleting local users on Windows Server

Delete downloaded Windows updates

Design and build Cloud Servers for stability

Detailed Permissions Matrix for Cloud Feeds

Disable HTTP compression on Apache servers

Disable TCP Offloading in Windows Server 2012

Disable a virtual host in the Ubuntu operating system and CentOS for Apache and Nginx

Disable the administrator user in Windows

Enable SSH remote root login on CentOS and the Ubuntu operating system

Enable file downloads in Internet Explorer

Enable services in Linux

Ensure servers reboot successfully

Expand and shrink volumes with Disk Management

Explore high availability of GlusterFS through CTDB

Extend a volume in Windows Server with diskpart

FAQ for Seamless sign-on between MyRackspace and the Cloud Control Panel

General package installation guidelines

Generate RSA keys with SSH by using PuTTYgen

Generate a certificate signing request

Get Started with Apache Hadoop on Rackspace Cloud

Get started with Cloud Servers

Get started with GlusterFS - considerations and installation

Get support by using Live Chat

Grant sudo access in Debian and the Ubuntu operating system

Grant sudo access in RHEL and CentOS

Group Policy fundamentals in Active Directory

Guide to Windows resource monitoring

Hidden base images

High Performance Computing Cluster in a cloud environment

High-level steps for migrating from Amazon Web Services

How to run chkdsk in Windows

IIS SNI overview

Increase the size of a cloud boot-from-volume server system disk

Install Active Directory Domain Services on Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise 64-bit

Install Active Directory on Windows Server 2012

Install Apache and PHP on CentOS 7

Install Auter on CentOS 6

Install EPEL and IUS repositories on CentOS and Red Hat

Install FTP on Windows Server 2012 (R2)

Install IIS and configure a website

Install Mongrel and mongrel clusters on the Ubuntu operating system

Install MySQL Server on the Ubuntu operating system

Install MySQL on Windows Server 2008 R2 and 2012

Install NGINX and PHP-FPM running on UNIX file sockets

Install Nginx on CentOS 6

Install PHP modules

Install PHP on Windows Server 2012 and later

Install VNC on a Cloud Server

Install a LAMP stack on Debian or Ubuntu-based distributions

Install a LAMP stack on RHEL 6-based distributions

Install a LAMP stack on RHEL 7 based distributions

Install a MariaDB server on CentOS

Install an SSL certificate

Install and configure Dovecot on CentOS

Install and configure phpMyAdmin

Install fwbuilder

Install iRedMail on Ubuntu 9.04

Install licensing services to Cloud Servers for Windows 2008 and Windows 2008 R2 to prevent a licensing error

Install pyrax

Install python-novaclient on Windows

Install python-openstackclient on Linux and Mac OS

Installing and configuring vsFTPD

Introducing the Rackspace Cloud Control Panel

Introduction to encrypted authenticated tokens

Introduction to firewalls

Introduction to iptables

Investigate compromised servers

Keep a cloud server up-to-date

LON5 Cloud Migration FAQ

Launch a Windows web farm with Web Deploy

Launch on the Rackspace Cloud

Learn more about Cloud Servers

Limits on DNS lookups

Linux .htaccess tips and tricks

Linux device does not show the correct disk space after a resize

Linux file management commands to create, copy, move, and delete files

Linux file permission concepts

Linux log files

Linux reboot and shutdown commands

Linux server security best practices

Log in to a Linux server with an SSH private key on a Windows client

Log in to your server via RDP (Windows)

Log in with an SSH private key on Linux and macOS

Manage Linux user groups

Manage OnMetal Cloud Servers through the API

Manage SSH Key Pairs for cloud servers with python-novaclient

Manage a cloud server

Manage disks with DiskPart

Manage packages in RHEL-based distributions

Manage scheduled images with the python-novaclient

Manage security groups and rules

Manage the Windows Server 2012 firewall

Managing password policies

Manually enable automatic updates on Debian and Ubuntu 14.04 and 16.04 public Cloud Servers

Manually enable automatic updates on Red Hat Enterprise Linux and CentOS public cloud servers

Manually enable automatic updates on Windows 2012 and Windows 2008 Public Cloud Servers

Mapping of Amazon Web Services resources to Rackspace resources

Memory monitoring and management

Migración de nube a nube

Migrate From Parse To Rackspace

Migrate a .NET application from Amazon Web Services

Migrate a First Gen server to a Next Gen server with minimal downtime

Migrate a Java web application from Amazon Web Services

Migrate an application based on Backbone.js, Node.js, and MongoDB from Amazon Web Services

Migrate to Rackspace from another hosting provider

Migrate to a General Purpose or I/O server

Migrate to the Rackspace Cloud from Amazon Web Services

Migrating a Linux server from the command line

Modify the password policy in the Windows Active Directory Group Policy Manager

Mount a partition and chroot into your primary file-system from rescue mode

Multi-factor authentication from the Cloud Control Panel

Multi-factor authentication from the MyRackspace Portal

MyRackspace two-factor authentication

Network configuration for eth0 changed to DHCP after upgrading RHEL/CentOS

New features in General Purpose and work-optimized Cloud Servers

Next steps after creating a LAMP server

Nginx and Apache default paths

Nova-agent (Linux) and Rackspace agent (Windows)

ObjectRocket documentation

Open ports in the Linux firewall to access POP and IMAP mail servers

Other Cloud Server use Scenarios

Overview of FTP and SFTP

Overview of the Managed Windows Patching service

PayPal requires TLS 1.2

Permissions matrix for Cloud Servers

Pitchfork - the Rackspace Cloud API web application

Post-migration considerations when migrating from Amazon Web Services

Prepare a Cloud Server to be a mail server

Prepare data disks on Linux Cloud Servers

Prepare data disks on Windows Cloud Servers

Prepare for high-traffic events

Prepare to migrate a Linux server

Prepare to migrate a Windows server

Prevent issues with Windows Server reboots

Prevent spam in Postfix

Private Cloud is RAD: How to Leverage Private Cloud for Rapid Application Development

Private and Public Access to Your Cloud Server

Provision cloud resources when migrating from Amazon Web Services

Purchase or renew an SSL certificate

RDS client disconnected codes and reasons

Rackspace Cloud Essentials - Checking a server's SSH host fingerprint with the web console

Rackspace Cloud Essentials - Choose the right-size cloud server

Rackspace Cloud Essentials - Configure a user in vsftpd for CentOS

Rackspace Cloud Essentials - Enable your domain to be served from Rackspace Cloud

Rackspace Cloud Essentials - Install vsftpd for CentOS

Rackspace Cloud Essentials Guide - Building Your Cloud Inventory

Rackspace Cloud Servers features that are not available on the Fortigate-VM

Rackspace Name Servers

Rackspace Open Cloud reference architecture

Rackspace Product Release Phases

Reboot a server

Rebuild a cloud server

Recover from a failed server in a GlusterFS array

Rescue mode

Reset a Cloud Server network with Pitchfork

Reset a MySQL root password

Reset a local user password on Windows Server

Reset a server's password

Reset an Active Directory user password

Reset the root user password from rescue mode

Resize standard and general purpose servers

Resize up compute and memory servers

Resolve errors after building a server from a saved image

Restart Apache

Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) permissions matrix for Cloud Hosting

SQL Server database recovery models


SSL certificate browser error

Sample logrotate configuration and troubleshooting

Scheduled Images FAQ

Serve Your Domain From a Rackspace Cloud Server

Serve multiple domains by using virtual hosts

Set or change a user password in Linux

Set the date, time, and timezone on a Linux server

Set up Apache virtual hosts on the Ubuntu operating system

Set up CORS on Cloud Files

Set up MySQL master-slave replication

Set up Python on IIS 7.5

Set up SFTP users in Linux-based systems

Set up a Mail Relay

Set up cron jobs for action scripting

Set up two-factor authentication by using Google Authenticator

Set up virtual hosts on CentOS

Setting Up Vyatta VPN with Policy NAT

Shut down a Cloud Server

Shut down a server

Simple load balancing with Apache

Speed up rsync when migrating a Linux server from the command line

Start an Emergency Console session

Support ticket statuses

Supported Operating Systems and Browsers in Rackspace Public Cloud

Swap space on cloud servers

Swift Filesystem for Hadoop

System Disk and Data Disk FAQ

Terms of Service

Testing Network Services with netcat

The Hosting Spectrum: Which Solution Fits your Business?

Traditional colocation vs. Rackspace Managed Colocation

Transfer files by using WinSCP

Transfer files to or from a Linux server without FTP

Transfer your DNS hosting to Rackspace

Troubleshoot GlusterFS

Troubleshoot IIS high resource usage

Troubleshoot MySQL configuration with a MySQLTuner script

Troubleshoot SQL Server backup failures by using Windows Event Viewer

Troubleshoot SSH

Troubleshoot Windows Server 2008 boot failure after exiting rescue mode

Troubleshoot Windows server shutdowns

Troubleshoot a downed Linux cloud server

Troubleshoot a downed Windows cloud server

Troubleshoot copy and paste errors with Remote Desktop

Troubleshoot remote access to SQL Server

Troubleshooting low disk space for a Linux cloud server

Troubleshooting low disk space for a Windows cloud server

Troubleshooting “The provided host name is not valid for this server” error message

Truncate and shrink log files in SQL Server

Understanding logrotate utility

Update ServiceNet routes on cloud servers

Upgrade Apache HTTP Server 2.2 to 2.4 in RHEL 6 or 7 and CentOS 6 or 7

Upgrade Citrix (XenServer) Tools for Windows cloud servers

Upgrade resources for General Purpose or I/O optimized Cloud Servers

Upload files as ASCII or binary

Use Cloud Servers tags

Use CloudFlare with Rackspace

Use Event Viewer to troubleshoot system freezes

Use Holland and Cloud Backup to back up MySQL databases

Use NTP to Sync Time

Use PowerShell to disable weak encryption

Use firewalld on CentOS 7, Red Hat, and Fedora

Use iptables with CentOS 7

Use sar to monitor resources in Linux

Use scheduler hints to create a server

Use task states with server imaging

Use the Linux grep command

Useful python-novaclient commands

Using SNI to host multiple SSL certificates in Apache

Using server logs

Using the Apache2Buddy script for performance and stability

Using the python-novaclient with Rackspace Cloud Servers

View and reset your API key

View information about available cloud servers

Viewing system users in Linux

What does Rackspace do in the cloud?

What happens if I do not supply a VAT ID number?

What is new with OnMetal Cloud Servers

Wildcard SSL overview

Windows Local Group Policy

Windows bug check analysis

Windows low-disk diagnostics

Windows low-memory diagnostics

Windows server security best practices

Wordpress security best practices on Linux

Work with ZIP files in Linux

‘Types of SSL certificates’