Upgrade encrypted OpenBSD to 6.2 in Vultr hosting

Because OVH hosting as damm slow, I tested Vultr hosting (because they are *BSD friendly). I first tried OpenBSD 6.2-beta, then upgraded to 6.2. Of course, root is encrypted. Here’re my notes.

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Upgrade from SOGo 1.3.14 to 2.0.2 on Debian 6.0.2 (Squeeze)

Since I upgraded my iPhone to iOS 6, I get weird issues with the SOGo Calendar. Looking at the ChangeLog, it seems it’s time to upgrade. Here are the (really simple) directions to upgrade from SOGo 1.3.14 to 2.0.2 on Debian 6.0.2 (aka Squeeze).

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Upgrade ESXi from 5.0 to 5.1 without vCenter or Update Manager

Following the idea that ESXi can be updated without vCenter or Update Manager, I upgraded my ESXi from 5.0 to 5.1. As I don’t own a vCenter, I did it using the console and esxcli.
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Upgrade Xymon to 4.3.10

I’ve just upgraded my OpenBSD’s Xymon server from 4.3.9 to 4.3.10. It was so simple that it deserved a simple note to:

  • confirm you don’t need the “--rrdlib” parameter to configure xymon-server with RRDtool support on OpenBSD (5.1) anymore;
  • applause for “gmake install” to be keeping the initial (modified) configuration files untouched.

Congratz Henrik!

Upgrade from OpenBSD 4.9 to 5.0

Today is the day when OpenBSD 5.0 is officially launched. Learn about the news from here. The main reason for me to upgrade is “(…)big-memory support has been enabled on all possible architectures (…)”. My instance running on a Dell XPS M1330 will now benefit from it’s 8GB of RAM!
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