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E-mail Service Desk with self-hosted GitLab EE and iRedMail

In order to process incoming e-mail messages as issues registered in GitLab you need to have catch-all mailbox and GitLab configured to handle it. However, there are few quirks you need to know when setting it up. Assuming you have GitLab installed as well as iRedMail. iRedMail First, create new mailbox in iRedMail admin panel. Then manually create forwarding record. You could skip this is you purchased iRedMail Pro: At this point you can check if catch-all feature is working by sending mail to non existing mailbox user. What is especially important is to verify if messages will come once

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Encrypt with LUKS an unencrypted LVM Ubuntu 22 Server without system reinstallation

Keep your data safe. Device loss or unauthorized access can be mitigated by encrypting drive in your server and workstation. So you may have a Ubuntu Linux installation on your bare metal or virtual machine. Does it have an encrypted drive? If the answer is no, then you could be in trouble when device is stolen or lost, or someone just gained unauthorized access to your hardware. In this short step-by-step article you can see what steps your should take to encrypt your unencrypted drives without need to reinstall the system. When speaking workstation, there is much less concern about

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External and redundand Azure VM backups with Veeam to remote site

Backup is a must. Primary hardware fails. Local backups can also fail or can be inaccessible. Remote backups can also fail, but if you have 2, 3 or even more backup copies in different places and on various medium chances are high enough that you will survive major incidents without data loss or too much of being offline. Talking about Microsoft Azure public cloud platform. But in case of any infrastructure environment you should have working and verified backup tools. Azure has its own. To keep those backups in secure remote place (in the context of Storage Account) you can

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BPMN process modeling with Bonita Studio

Building applications to do things better leads to operational excellence. And using digital tools and applications across the enterprise to do business differently – to enable innovation and creativity – leads to strategic advantage. When digital transformation tools are applied to the long-term vision and creativity of the enterprise, digital transformation becomes strategic. Download Bonita Studio Community from https://www.bonitasoft.com/downloads. There is either zip package or installer available depending on your operating system. At the moment of this writing there Bonita Studio Community version 2023.02-u0. TLDR In this article you will see how to create project, organization and design sample BPMN

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Recovering Proxmox VM from failed HDD

Due to previous failure of SSD drive from Goodram I was forced to use brand new 1TB HDD from Toshiba. It was not a problem because the system running on it mainly have been using writes with not too much reads. My SSD drive had some performance drops which could be because of the fact being run out of the same power socket shared with some DIY tools in garage. Now there is no power socket sharing I think that I may close server lid with too much force, so even brand new HDD failed. Proxmox reported failure of disk

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Create own shorcut icon in Ubuntu 22 panel

If you want to run some curl on icon click from Ubuntu 22 panel, then you need to create file in ~/.local/share/applications: Then after few seconds, press special key (aka Windows key) and type your “application” name. You can grab and paste it onto application panel to be shown as a shortcut.

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chromium downloader for MacOS 10.8.5

If you happen to have MacBookPro3,1 with Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2Hz DDR2 SDRAM with MacOS 10.8.5 on board then you probably wonder if there is a chance to access internet with modern browser. Yes, now you can with chromium downloader for chromium-legacy. https://github.com/blueboxd/chromium-legacy https://github.com/blueboxd/chromium-legacy/discussions/25 However there are reported some issues with NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 128MB GPU and I can confirm it also. If you download the latest, as for now 121, Chromium will be installed but no visible window content could be seen. Instead I downloaded stable 114 version which run just fine. Probably you could run more

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Nested virtualization on Proxmox 7.4

If you would like to run virtual machine inside another virtual machine, then you need to have CPU with nested virtualization feature and this feature needs to be enabled. Even if enabled: you might still have error on enabling virtualization inside virtual machine: Still, even with “KVM hardware virtualization” set to Yes on VM Options pane in Proxmox UI, you may have trouble to get it to work. In case of Intel Xeon Gold 5412U there are no additional CPU flags available to set from Proxmox UI. You need to select CPU type as “host” either from UI or inside

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