Thursday, March 17, 2016

Backup Google Apps Data Using Google Takeout


1. Sign in to Gmail via www.gmail.com

2. Click on Account (mine shown as E in circle) > My Account

3. Under Personal info & privacy, click Control your content

4. Click CREATE ARCHIVE







5. Select related apps to backup, i.e: Contacts, Drive, Mail > Next













6. Choose:
   File type: .zip
   Delivery method: Send download link via email

7. Click Create archive






8. Archiving in progress...

9. You'll receive email notification once archive completed > click Download archive


10. Click DOWNLOAD

11. Click Save

12. Once download completed, click DONE


NOTE: The archive will kept for 30 days and can be retrieve using Control your content

Friday, March 11, 2016

Soution: yum update failed with error, "[Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found"

SYMPTOM:

yum update failed with error, '[Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found'
  http://olcentgbl.trafficmanager.net/centos/6/updates/x86_64/Packages/nss-util-3.19.1-5.el6_7.x86_64.rpm: [Errno 14] PYCURL ERROR 22 - "The requested URL returned error: 404 Not Found"

AFFECTED OS:
  • RHEL 6
  • CentOS 6
SOLUTION:

1. Login as root

2. Verify the RHEL/ CentOS is the latest version ---> rpm -q centos-release
     centos-release-6-7.el6.centos.12.3.x86_64

3. yum clean all
    Loaded plugins: security
    Cleaning repos: base epel extras openlogic updates
    Cleaning up Everything

4. yum update

Soution: yum update failed with error, "Not using downloaded repomd.xml because it is older than what we have"

SYMPTOM:

yum update failed with error, 'Not using downloaded repomd.xml because it is older than what we have'
  Loaded plugins: security
  Setting up Update Process
  base                                                     | 3.7 kB     00:00
  Not using downloaded repomd.xml because it is older than what we have:
    Current   : Fri Mar  4 23:01:31 2016

    Downloaded: Wed Aug  5 05:24:45 2015

AFFECTED OS:
  • RHEL 6
  • CentOS 6

SOLUTION:

1. Login as root

2. Verify the RHEL/ CentOS is the latest version ---> rpm -q centos-release
     centos-release-6-7.el6.centos.12.3.x86_64

3. yum clean all
    Loaded plugins: security
    Cleaning repos: base epel extras openlogic updates
    Cleaning up Everything

4. yum update

Thursday, March 3, 2016

Recover Undetectable SATA Hard Disk

If you encounter the following symptoms:
. The disk undetected by operating system
. The disk undetected by BIOS
. There are clicking sound on the disk

MATERIAL:

1. Undetectable SATA hard disk
2. 4 - 5 pcs of newspaper
3. Plastic bag/ Zipper bag




4. SATA to USB Connector
5. Fridge






STEPS:

1. Wrap the disk with 4 - 5 pcs of newspaper

2. Insert the wrapped disk into plastic/ zipper bag.
   CAUTION: Make sure it's tightly seal to avoid water from damaging the disk


3. Place the seal disk into fridge (frozen compartment). Kept for 5 - 6 hours.

4. Remove the disk from fridge. Still sealed, kept under normal room temperature for overnight/ 12 hours.

5. Unseal and unwrapped the disk. Connect the disk to laptop using SATA to USB connector.

6. Once the disk detected by the system, proceed to backup all the data to a new disk. There are high possibility the disk will be malfunction again.

Disclaimer: Follow at your own risk. If you are unsure of any steps mention above, do seek professional advice before proceed.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Upgrade OS X Yosemite to El_Capitan

REMARK: Always perform full backup before upgrade

1. Click Apple Menu on top-left corner > Software Update... > Updates > OS X El Capitan Free Upgrade

2. Enter Apple ID. Downloading of 6.19GB

3. Continue

 
4. Agree > Agree 

5. Install

6. Enter MacBook administrator user password. 

7. Installation in progress

8. Restart

9. Close Other Applications...

10. Click Don't sign in > Continue

11. Skip

12. Continue

URL: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201475