LXD vs. Docker — or: getting started with LXD Containers

https://oliverveits.wordpress.com/2016/09/11/lxd-vs-docker-or-getting-started-with-lxd-containers/ Container technology is not new: it had existed long before the Docker hype around container technology has started after 2013. Now, with Docker containers having reached mainstream usage, there is a high potential of getting confused about available container types like Docker, LXC, LXD and CoreOS rocket. In this blog post we will explain, why LXD is […]

S3cmd S3 Sync How-To

http://s3tools.org/s3cmd-sync Program S3cmd can transfer files to and from Amazon S3 in two basic modes: Unconditional transfer — all matching files are uploaded to S3 (put operation) or downloaded back from S3 (get operation). This is similar to a standard unix cp command that also copies whatever it’s told to. Conditional transfer — only files that don’t exist at the destination in the same version […]

Duplicity + S3: easy, cheap, encrypted, automated full-disk backups for your servers

http://old.blog.phusion.nl/2013/11/11/duplicity-s3-easy-cheap-encrypted-automated-full-disk-backups-for-your-servers/ Backups are one of those things that are important, but that a lot of people don’t do. The thought of setting up backups always raised a mental barrier for me for a number of reasons: I have to think about where to backup to. I have to remember to run the backup on a […]

AWS zone code

Code Name us-east-1 US East (N. Virginia) us-east-2 US East (Ohio) us-west-1 US West (N. California) us-west-2 US West (Oregon) ca-central-1 Canada (Central) eu-central-1 EU (Frankfurt) eu-west-1 EU (Ireland) eu-west-2 EU (London) eu-west-3 EU (Paris) ap-northeast-1 Asia Pacific (Tokyo) ap-northeast-2 Asia Pacific (Seoul) ap-northeast-3 Asia Pacific (Osaka-Local) ap-southeast-1 Asia Pacific (Singapore) ap-southeast-2 Asia Pacific (Sydney) […]

De-mystifying AWS S3 Usage

http://blog.cloud66.com/de-mystifying-aws-s3-usage/ AWS S3 is a fantastic resource for cloud object storage! The only complaint that I often hear is in the lack of transparency to understand current usage. Although there are monthly costs, its sometimes pretty hard to see exactly where you’re using space most heavily. Problem Because S3 is an object storage engine, your files are not […]

Automatic backup MSSQL Server to Amazon S3

https://tntdrive.com/mssql-server-backup-to-amazon-s3.aspx In this article we will explain of how to set up automatic backup of Microsoft SQL Server to Amazon S3. The method described in this article works well for all editions of MSSQL Server, including Microsoft SQL Server Express Edition. We use Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio to generate backup script. If you do not have this […]