Category: SSH

Thin provision VM and thin provisions Equallogic LUN – Reclaim the space

I have been monitoring a growing thin provisioned LUN for some time trying to find the cause of the growth and why we never see the LUN reduce in size. I have been running some Veeam jobs for replication and noticed that when I changed the destination datastore for these replicated machines to the thin…


Scenario; set up ssh keys to machine so that you do not require a password for use with something like scp. First you need a slave user. If you ‘adduser’ on both machines and pick a user name. Make sure they have a shell account but do not require authentication using a password. On the…

protocol error: mtime.sec not present

Scenario: scp using ssh keys to a machine on my network, but received the error – protocol error: mtime.sec not present On creating the user on the remote machine I used nologin, instead of a shell. Simply changing the user via vipw to a shell fixed the issue.