CentOS minimal template’s issue with crontab

How to, Tips and Tricks
On my CentOS 5.x 64bit XEN PV template (XEN PV is a virtualization type, this means I am talking about a VPS) doing 'crontab -e' gave me the following error [code] [root@vpsadmin ~]# crontab -e no crontab for root - using an empty one /bin/sh: /bin/vi: No such file or directory crontab: "/bin/vi" exited with status 127 [/code] To correct this issue, do the following [code] [root@vpsadmin ~]# touch ~/.bashrc [root@vpsadmin ~]# export VISUAL=nano [root@vpsadmin ~]# source ~/.bashrc [/code] So, now if you do 'crontab -e' it will work as it should [code] [root@vpsadmin ~]# crontab -e no crontab for root - using an empty one crontab: no changes made to crontab [/code]
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Cancelled QuickWeb

Personal, Virtual Private Server
Today, I cancelled my last VPS with Quickweb in WDC (XEN PV). Although the service is stable but the actual VPS was costing me about two times from another stable reputable provider and since im on savings-mode, I want to experiment by moving that node from Quickweb to SecureDragon. Quickweb was my first VPS provider back in May, 2010 and so, I have a bond with them even though I cannot afford their VPSes mainly because there are other cheaper and stable options available in the market. For those who want to know the Disk IO and Network speed etc? I will blog a post later today Tests from WDC Node (Node=XEN10) Uptime [code]root@ns1 [~]# uptime 13:01:00 up 72 days, 14:10, 1 user, load average: 0.02, 0.02, 0.00[/code] Disk IO…
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