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No GRUB, no reboot: A solution for a non-booting server after HDD replacements in a Software RAID

  • Posted on: 18 March 2015
  • By: Don

The hosting company Hetzner offers strong servers with pretty nice prices – and pretty shitty HDDs. Therefore, the broken hard disks must be replaced ongoing. Forget to install a bootloader like GRUB2 on these replacements and you will have a problem: Sooner or later there will be just new HDDs without any bootloader. In this case, the server can't reboot.

Solve the ownCloud error "Magic Quotes is enabled. ownCloud requires that it is disabled to work properly."

  • Posted on: 22 October 2014
  • By: Don

If you get this error message, for example after an ownCloud update:

"Magic Quotes is enabled. ownCloud requires that it is disabled to work properly.Magic Quotes is a deprecated and mostly useless setting that should be disabled. Please ask your server administrator to disable it in php.ini or in your web server config.
PHP modules have been installed, but they are still listed as missing? Please ask your server administrator to restart the web server."

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