Tag Archives: Ubuntu

Ubuntu: Installing Zend Framework with NetBeans

Zend Framework logo

To install Zend Framework is not as straight forward like other PHP Frameworks. Also to install it with NetBeans it was not described very well on blogs.sun.com/netbeansphp¬†site. Let’s start!

My assumption is that NetBeans is installed already on Ubuntu. I used NetBeans 6.9.1 and Ubuntu 10.10. In NetBeans are also the PHP plugins installed.

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Tips to spindown your hard disk in Debian or Ubuntu


Before we are going into depth, first check if the (external) hard disk is able to go in spindown. Disable all services which has disk access periodically, for example:

# /etc/init.d/asterisk stop
# /etc/init.d/rsyslog stop
# /etc/init.d/apache2 stop
# /etc/init.d/mysql stop
# /etc/init.d/samba stop
# /etc/init.d/cron stop
# /etc/init.d/ntp stop
# /etc/init.d/rsync stop

And all other daemons which are suspicious…

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Google Docs backup script for automatic daily backup

In my opinion it is not necessary to backup the Google Docs in case of a hard disk crash on the site of Google, but I like to have my documents on my own server also. Just in case of a blocked account or when internet is temporary unavailable.

Download and unpack gdatacopier and gdata-python-client

Remark: Please check if there are newer versions available for gdata-python-client or gdatacopier.

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