How to extend partition size in Centos7

I have a local OS repository that is used by my local machines to get the Centos updates from.

I realised it has stopped working and it turned out that the disk is full.

The machine is hosted on a VMWare ESXi 6.7 server. Below are the steps needed to go through to get the partition size extended.

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How to install and configure Asciidoctor PDF

What is AsciiDoc


AsciiDoc is a text document format for writing notes, documentation, articles, books, ebooks, slideshows, web pages, man pages and blogs. AsciiDoc files can be translated to many formats including HTML, PDF, EPUB, man page.

AsciiDoc is highly configurable: both the AsciiDoc source file syntax and the backend output markups (which can be almost any type of SGML/XML markup) can be customized and extended by the user.
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How to upgrade PostgreSQL-server to 9.6

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If you have followed my posts on how to install Jira, Confluence and Bitbucket in past, you probably have ended up installing Posgresql-server version 9.2. That version still is the latest version that Centos7 has on its official repository.

The problem is Atlassian dropped support for that version few months back but you still could install the updates. Last month when I updated to the latest version of Jira (7.11.0), I had an oops!! moment when server failed to start due to unsupported database server. Luckily I had a recent full back-up of the server and could recover easily.

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how to install Matomo on Centos7

Matomo (formerly Piwik) is a free and open source analytics platform. Here i will go through the installation and setup of full server on a Centos 7 machine.

Simple way

Simplest and quickest way is to run the installation script i have created here.

Please note that the script is not designed to handle all situations and produce errors etc. It is meant to be run on a fresh installation of Centos 7. It will install and configure all you need to run Matomo server.

This should take than 5 minutes to fully install the Matomo server.

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