VPS-like Virtualization sollution for Rails Servers: OpenVZ

This article shows how to create multiple VPS-es using OpenVZ and how to configure those VPS-es as a Rails prod/testing server.

It is an updated and improved version of http://wiki.openvz.org/Quick_installation

Why OpenVZ?

+ low overhead, good performace (claiming only 3% penalty)

+ soft memory allocation

+ free

+ relatively easy to install/manage

– requires both host and to guest OS beĀ  Linux

– no GUI on guest machines

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Rails IDEs issues: change Java interpretor to Sun Java 6 JRE

Sometimes,the Rails (mostly written in Java, like RadRails, RubyMine, 3rd Rail, or Netbeans for Ruby) have some problems running with the default Ubuntu open source java interpretors. You may check the installed java version with:

java -version

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Complete Ubuntu install for a Ruby on Rails developer (utils, rails, ff addons)

This is a guide on creating a full-featured Ubuntu dev box for RoR. It assumes that you have already installed the latest version of Ubuntu.

Utils

sudo apt-get install build-essential
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Recover / Export Tomboy Notes

For writing a short ToDo list, taking some notes from a conference or saving an interesting shell command, an Ubuntu user needs a simple sticky notes desktop widget. Tomboy Notes is the easyest to use but in the same time very well featured, and it is bundled in Gnome Desktop.

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