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Hi children! I know it is a bit early for scary tales. We usually get to those in . . . → Read More: Open Source Horror Story – A Linux Recovery Tale
* Well, almost everyone. If one just wants to backup a few files on random occasions then Bacula is not the software to use. But if one wants to run regular, scheduled backups to just about any type of storage media then Bacula will most definitely work.
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Here is the scenario, you are an independent IT consultant and/or an administrator of some business IT infrastructure. The systems you manage are a mix of Linux and Microsoft desktop and server systems. You do much of your system updates and other management tasks after hours using remote access over VNC or a . . . → Read More: Linux: Using Remote Wakeup (Wake on LAN)
Old Unix hands already know this, but new Unix (Linux) users may be asking, ‘What is a “watchdog script”?’ Basically it is a bash or other script that is run via cron periodically to check on a persistent service. The watchdog script takes actions based on the state of the service it monitors.
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Notice: This article is not specifically about GNU/Linux. It is under our GNU/Linux category because the server in the article was and is a GNU/Linux based server. Some portions of the article deal with solving upgrade problems for applications that run on the underlying GNU/Linux distribution. In summary, this is a hardware and software article.
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