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Bulbgraph.png   This guide only interesting if you are migration from an old appliance based on rPath to the current one based in Ubuntu.



This document compares the old appliances based on rPath with the current one based on Ubuntu.


For migrate from the old appliances to the new ones follow this guide.

Administration web console

The new appliances (with Ubuntu) do not include an administration web console,. This guide helps on how to do the equivalent tasks in the new appliances.

For run the commands you need first to do ssh to the instance.



Last Update, Last Check, Next Check: In the new appliances no explicit schedule can be configured, however Ubuntu advise you about number of updates and security updates that are available when login.

It is recommended to perform regular updates, and it is a good practice to perform a backup before doing an update.

Back Up and Restore

Last Backup: in the new appliances the backups are stored in /backups, and there is scheduled and manual backups. Last manual backup

ls /backups/manual/* | sort | tail -1

Last scheduled backup

ls /backups/auto/* | sort | tail -1

System information

System information




free -m

Total ram: first row (mem), column 'total'

Free ram: second row (buffers/cache), column 'free'


free -m

Total swap: third row (Swap), column 'total'

Free swap: third row (Swap), column 'free'



The first value it is the machine time, the second the status, the third it is the system uptime, the fourth the current logged users and last the system load.

Disk usage

Disk usage

df -h

The important line it is the one that has mount point '/', this is the root partition.

Note: it is normal that there are several more mount points with names starting with the following: /proc, /sys, /dev, /run . These important and are used by the system, do not touch them.

Installed software

Ubuntu major version

lsb_release -a


Admin password

Does not apply. This is the password of the admin user of the web console, and now there is no web console.

Entitlement key

Does not apply. This is the entitlement key to use the professional features of the web console, and now there is no web console.

Internet proxy

To be documented.


Appliance hostname: Howto change hostname.

DNS Servers, Default Gateway, Network Interfaces: Look to network configuration.


Look to email notifications.

SSL Certificate

Look to SSL configuration.

System user password

Look to change user passwords.

System root password

Look to change user passwords.

System time

Timezone: change timezone.

Set date and time: date and time.

Network Time Protocol: date and time.


Back up and restore

Look to backups.

Collection tool

There is not an specific collection tool for all the logs, but you can directly look into the logs.

If you want to create a tar.gz containing all the openbravo logs, you can use this command

tar cvhzf /home/openbravo/openbravo-logs.tar.gz /var/log/openbravo

Note: since the files in /var/log/openbravo are symlinks it is needed the parameter 'h' for tar to store the files instead the symlinks.

You can copy the /home/openbravo/openbravo-logs.tar.gz to your computer using scp or winscp.


Look to logs.

Manage services

Look to restart openbravo services and Apache restart.

Manage SSH keys

Look to add ssh keys.

Schedule reboot

For normal halt and reboot look here.

Check the current time of the server with


For schedule a reboot you can use the command

sudo shutdown -r 0:00 &

Replace 0:00 with the time at what you wan the reboot to be performed.

A scheduled reboot can be canceled with

sudo shutdown -c

System updates


Look to updates.


Do rollback of an update it is not an easy task, so it is recommended to perform a backup before installing updates.

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