Google Compute Engine/Cloud Storage

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#1 Fri, 06/13/2014 - 07:48
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Google Compute Engine/Cloud Storage

A couple of questions regarding Google:

Is there any plan on including Google Cloud Storage to the backup options for Virtualmin/Cloudmin?

Similarly any plan for Compute Engine in Cloudmin?

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 09:45


We're reviewing both of those. Jamie is currently working on Google Compute Engine Support, and barring anything unusual, that should be available in the near future.

After that, we'll be looking into using Google Storage as a backup option.


Fri, 06/13/2014 - 10:50
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Hi Eric,

Thats great news.

Look forward to seeing it in action.


Fri, 08/29/2014 - 00:07

Hi all,

I am designer and now i developing my system administrator using virtualmin/webmin. its been my six month learning. Virtualmin/webmin is rocksss.. and.... It would be great that it can be backup on google can't wait to hear the update and news...

Thanks JT

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:15

I have a Google Compute Engine instance spun up running Debian 7.

2 vCPU, 7.5 GB memory HTTP & HTTPS traffic has been allowed

I've successfully been able to run apt-get update & upgrade.

Why won't the standard virtualmin install script work?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:22

Now i am waiting the install script works then... And find tutorial for it. hehehe..

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 07:55

From what I understand, the install scripts should work, but I can't seem to figure out why they are not working.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:02

Did you have try on centos? anyway i can't fine proper tutorial to setup GCE as server. Could you give me a link to read...if you dont mind


Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:03

Ok, I'm crossing my fingers here, but I figured out that if you use ssh to connect to you GCE instance, using the 'sudo -s' command switches you to the superuser "ROOT" where the install scripts should work. I'm going through the installation process now and it seems to be progressing as normal. Only time will tell ;-)

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:34

My installation of Virtualmin on the GCE platform using a Debian 7 instance, completed without any problems. However, I'm unable to access the admin at and isn't available either.

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 09:51

It looks like my comments are being deleting or moderated (though I'm not sure why), so I'll try to make this comment worth saving.

I'm able to get to the traditional "It Works" screen (see file attachment) when I navigate to http://ip-address

However, I get Safari's "Failed to open" error when I go to https://ip-address. I get the same error with ports 10000 and 20000 identified.

Wonder how a person gets to the Virtualmin web admin?

Oh, and since you don't have a root password defined on the GCE instance, I wonder how you'd log in, even if you could get to the Virtualmin web admin?

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:32

During the setup of my GCE instance, I never had to enter a username/password. The initial setup authenticates to your Google account.

Once it was spun up and working, I installed the "Google Cloud SDK" ( which gives you access to "gcloud" commands via Apple's Terminal.

After the SDK was installed, I authenticated it via the "gcloud auth login" command. This command validates agains your Google User Account and grants the Google Cloud SDK access to account information, to use when connecting to GCE via Apple's Terminal.

Once the authentication was complete, ssh access to my instance was a breeze. Changing to the superuser via the "sudo -s" command, allowed me to use the virtualmin install script.

Once virtualmin was installed and the virtual machine instance restarted, Apache kicked in and provided the "It Works" screen and ultimately made the Virtualmin Web Admin available.

Now Im staring at a login screen with no idea what to use as username or password.

Is there a way to recover the username and password, for the Virtualmin Web Admin, using Debian's command line? (I'm guessing)

If not, is there a way to reset the password, Virtualmin Web Admin is looking for, using Debian's command line?

If not, is there a way to set up a username and password, to access Virtualmin's Web Admin, using Debian's command line?

Oh, BTW...

I've now gotten the following Virtualmin notification "Error - Access denied for my-ip-address. The host has been blocked because of too many authentication failures."

Followed by "Error - Access denied for my-ip-address" when I refresh the screen.

So it appears Virtualmin is now blocking me from even trying to log in, so I'll have to fix that first - also via command line and not from the Virtualmin Web Admin.

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:59 (Reply to #12)

Once you are logged in via SSH, switch to the root user using whichever method you prefer, use the 'passwd" command you can set/reset the root password, or any other password on the server.

Hope that helps you.


Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:00 (Reply to #13)

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Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:04

I have been able to successfully log into the Virtualmin Web Admin as Root. I have been able to complete the Virtualmin setup. I have been able to add a domain/website ( I have been able to complete the WordPress 1-click install. I have been able to verify is live.

There was some weird php.ini issues around max file size, but I manually changed "upload_max_filesize = 2M" to "upload_max_filesize = 8M" via command line, and restarted Apache and now it is working fine!

Love it when things come together ;-) Now to try a few of the other features out.

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