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Archive for May 6th, 2019

chrome://settings/clearBrowserData to clear Chrome browser cache

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/06

The quickest way for me to clear the Chrome browser cache is to:

  1. navigate to chrome://settings/clearBrowserData,
  2. tick “Cached images and files”
  3. click “Clear Data”


Much faster than [WayBack] Clear cache & cookies – Computer – Google Account Help:  When you use a browser, like Chrome, it saves some information from websites in its cache and cookies. Clearing them fixes certain problems, like loading or formatting issues on sites.In Chrome


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BorgBackup – Deduplicating archiver with compression and authenticated encryption

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/06

On my research list:


Deduplicating archiver
with compression and encryption

BorgBackup (short: Borg) gives you:

  • Space efficient storage of backups.
  • Secure, authenticated encryption.
  • Compression: LZ4, zlib, LZMA.
  • Mountable backups with FUSE.
  • Easy installation on multiple platforms: Linux, macOS, BSD, …
  • Free software (BSD license).
  • Backed by a large and active open source community.

Source: [WayBackBorgBackup – Deduplicating archiver with compression and authenticated encryption



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Trying to temporarily lower the ESXi acceptance level when installing VIBs

Posted by jpluimers on 2019/05/06

This is an interesting question at [WayBackHow can I lower the ESXI acceptance level when a forced install has been done? – Server Fault.

The default level on ESXi 6.5 is this:

# esxcli software acceptance get

Since I had ghettoVCB installed with the -f option, installing any PartnerSupported VIB would result in this error:

 VIB virtuallyGhetto_bootbank_ghettoVCB_1.0.0-0.0.0 violates extensibility rule checks: ['(line 24: col 0) Element vib failed to validate content']
 VIB virtuallyGhetto_bootbank_ghettoVCB_1.0.0-0.0.0's acceptance level is community, which is not compliant with the ImageProfile acceptance level partner
 To change the host acceptance level, use the 'esxcli software acceptance set' command.
 Please refer to the log file for more details.

This fails:

# esxcli software acceptance set --level=CommunitySupported
Unable to set acceptance level of community due to installed VIBs virtuallyGhetto_bootbank_ghettoVCB_1.0.0-0.0.0 having a lower acceptance level.
Please refer to the log file for more details.

The workaround is to uninstall virtuallyGhetto_bootbank_ghettoVCB_1.0.0-0.0.0, then install thePartnerSupportedVIB, then re-install ghettoVCB with the --force option or with lowered acceptance level:

  1. Remove the ghettoVCB installation: esxcli software vib remove -n ghettoVCB
  2. Perform the steps that ghettoVBC install prevented (install a non-community VIB, upgrade your ESXi system, etc)
  3. Reinstall the ghettoVCB by either:


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