Migrate FreeBSD From One Harddrive To Another

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This guide will explain how you can move your FreeBSD installation from one hard disk drive to another. I have done this many times using the dump/restore utility. Before you begin, be sure you have read this document carefully.

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Limit User’s Disk Space (Setting Quotas)

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This guide details how to set up user accounts with disk allocation. Let’s say you want to limit each user to a specific size disk usage — 100 megs each. You will need to set “user quotas.” Here we go!!

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Setting Up Screen

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This guide is about a utility that is called Screen. It’s in the ports collection of FreeBSD and it lets you setup a virtual Shell enviroment which you can connect and reconnect to even when you where totally disconnected or turned off the client PC.

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Enable setuid In Perl

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There may be times you would want to run perl scripts as non-root users. This offers more security to your system and this guide will show you how to enable perl to use setuid.

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Compile a Custom Kernel (Legacy)

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Want to speed up your system a bit as well as reduce boot time and resource usage? Or compile extra features into your kernel? The best way to do that is to compile your own custom kernel yourself. It is much simpler than you would think, ESPECIALLY if you’ve ever tried it in Linux. ;)

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Compile a Custom Kernel

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There may be two main reasons as to why you would want a custom kernel on your system: 1) You want to add some functionality to your system such as audio support, or 2) you may want to remove some unused drivers to conserve memory.

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Tab Through All Options

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By default in Mac OS X, you can only tab through the text fields of any window. Have you ever wanted to use your tab button to cycle through the dialog box options or tab through the check box options on a website? Now you can with this hidden gem.

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Setting Up phpMyAdmin

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If you are a point-and-click kind of person and have to manage one or more MySQL servers, you may find this web-based utility to be a goldmine.

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Managing the Ports Tree with Portsnap

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The FreeBSD ports tree is the most common method of installing software. With the latest 6.x releases of FreeBSD, the old method of keeping your ports tree updated is now considered obsolete. This guide will teach you how to install and maintain your ports tree using the built-in portsnap utility.

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Apache, PHP, and MySQL

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This guide will teach you how to set up a basic web server with Apache, PHP support, and MySQL for the database.

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