Post tagged: backups

Moving to Home Assistant

I am busy moving away from my VeraEdge installation to a Home Assistant running on a Raspberry Pi 4. This is because it looks like the maker of the VeraEdge was bought and it is slowly being phased out.

For this I am using the following parts:

Installing Void Linux

I made the switch to void linux. Except for compatibility issues around glibc, it works quite well. Most compatibility I have worked around with a combination of Flatpaks, chroots and namespaces.

The high lights of void linux:

  • musl build - which is very lightweigth
  • Does not depend on systemd …

Rollback with YUM History Command

From 2daygeek.com

Server patching is one of the important task of Linux system administrator to make the system more stable and better performance. All the vendors used to release security/vulnerabilities patches very often, the affected package must be updated in order to limit any potential security risks.

Yum …

CyberWorld 2017.1

Development - travis cordova build - travis ionic build

  • owx
  • common
    • muninlite (can it support plugins?)
    • flock, pwgen, ifstat
  • ow1
    • diags&tools: usbutils, netstat-nat
    • sniffer: tcpdump[-mini] 317K/617K, libpcap 191K
  • owX

    • FW/NAT
    • DNSMASQ: DHCP + DNS
    • NTP server
    • Dynamic DNS updating (mushu porker)
    • NFS
    • IPv6 tunnel
    • Provisioning server: (PXE, TFTP, NFS …

Hosting WordPress on OpenShift

openshift

So I finally moved my WordPress web sites to OpenShift.

OpenShift is a cloud based Platform-as-a-Service offering from RedHat. And while there is a learning curve I would say that so far it works great.

My implementation is a fully cloud based solution. Makes use of the following services:

  • GitHub …

Programming 2016

Programming 2016

  1. GWT and GWT on Mobile and Java servlets
  2. Generate Excel http://www.gwtproject.org/overview.html http://www.m-gwt.com/

Java based:


Programming 2015

  • Cross-Platform: Linux, Windows, Android, iOS, WebApp?
  • Run-Time: >100MB …

dev notes 2014

Replacment for Make and Autoconf: MakeMe

(If you don't have root but have Android 4+ you can use the command-line program adb from the Android SDK platform tools to make backups via a desktop computer)

chromebook ides

Dev Tools

Alternative languages:

  • D : better than C, but not over-the-top like C …

Off site backup options

This is my working notes on doing off-site backups to the cloud. Still trying to figure out where to keep Offsite backups.

These are the candidates:

Site Free Quota 100GB/Yr Notes
AltDrive 30 day USD 45 Unlimited, Linux binary
iDrive 5GB USD 6 Starts at 1TB, Linux binary, API …

Web Backups

cfback

As usual with any IT system backups are important. This does not change when using a free shared hosting provider. Because it is free, one would argue it is even more important.

For my wordpress web site I used something called cli-exporter. It let's you create "Wordpress" export files from …

Kerberos howtos

Kerberos is a network authentication protocol which works on the basis of "tickets" to allow nodes communicating over a non-secure network to prove their identity to one another in a secure manner. (Source Kerberos_(protocol) )

Backups

Create backup:

kdb5_util dump _dump_file_

Restore from dump file:

kdb5_util load _dump_file_

Master/Slave …