Mysqldump Error 29

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If you try to backup a MySQL database with a lot of tables using mysqldump, you may get an error similar to the following: mysqldump: Got error: 29: File ‘./test/test.MYD’ not found (Errcode: 24) when using LOCK TABLES To fix the problem you can add the –skip-lock-tables option to your mysqldump command line like so: […]

Disable Anonymous Access to OpenLDAP

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After you setup an OpenLDAP server, one of the first things you’ll want to do is disable anonymous access to it. This will prevent unauthenticated users from connecting to your OpenLDAP server and extracting information about your users and network resources from it.  To disable anonymous access to your OpenLDAP server, you need to edit […]

How to Install VMWare Tools in CentOS 5

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Install software needed by VMware Tools 1. Install packages to build the kernel modules yum install gcc kernel-devel 2. Check the running kernel matches the kernel headers uname -r # running kernel rpm -q kernel-devel # installed kernel headers 3. If the two versions do not match, run yum -y upgrade kernel kernel-devel reboot 4. […]