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Use Nagios To Check Process Size And Provide Alerts Based on Process Megabyte Size

Nagios is an awesome open source application that provides a way to monitor pretty much anything that you can think of on your network. There are tons of plugins written for Nagios that will monitor anything from PostgreSQL database size to the number of users logged into a server. Today I needed to start monitoring the size of a Ruby process that has been growing out of hand so the below is what I came up with being the best solution. Follow the directions below to deploy a Perl script that will use SNMP to retrieve Linux server process size.

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phpMyAdmin: During SQL Imports What Does kKiB Mean, How to Modify Max File Import Size

Recently I had to import some files via phpMyAdmin because the web host of my client didn’t allow SSH access to the server or direct access to the MySQL command line. The need was to create a database and restore a previous backup from another database into MySQL. I noticed that on the Import screen there were a couple things I was curious about. First what kKiB meant and if I wanted to how would I change the max size file I could import.

What does kKiB Mean?