Learn How to Install Ansible and Run Playbooks

https://www.linode.com/docs/applications/configuration-management/learn-how-to-install-ansible-and-run-playbooks https://github.com/ansible/ansible-examples Getting started with Ansible: An Installation and Configuration Tutorial Consider the monotony of administering a server fleet; keeping them all updated, pushing changes out to them, copying files, etc. Things can get complicated and time consuming very quickly, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Ansible is a helpful tool that allows you […]

Reinstalling grub on an unbootable Debian system

https://feeding.cloud.geek.nz/posts/reinstalling-grub-on-unbootable-debian/ Fixing an unbootable computer after a failed grub installation can be a bit tricky. Here’s what I ended up doing. First of all, boot the machine up and get access to the root partition: Get a Debian installation CD for the same architecture (i.e. don’t use an i386 CD if your root partition is amd64). The distro version […]

dj-dup-perfect-linux-backup-software

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/dj-dup-perfect-linux-backup-software/ With an incredibly simple user interface and the ability to encrypt and backup your data to network drives, external drives, FTP/SSH servers and even Amazon S3 storage, Déjà Dup is the perfect Linux backup solution. Set up a secure, regularly-scheduled backup in minutes. It’s like Carbonite for Linux, except you can pick where your […]

How To Install and Manage Supervisor on Ubuntu and Debian VPS

https://www.digitalocean.com/community/tutorials/how-to-install-and-manage-supervisor-on-ubuntu-and-debian-vps Introduction In many VPS environments, it is often the case that you will have a number of small programs that you want to run persistently, whether these be small shell scripts, Node.js apps, or any large-sized packages. Conventionally, you may write a init script for each of these programs, but this can quickly become […]