Category: Linux


Permalink 05:42:24 pm by guy, Categories: Linux, NAS , Tags: backup, nas, rsnapshot
I blogged the other day about having setup a Xubuntu/Ubuntu machine to backup my FreeNAS based NAS server. Probably my favorite new tool is RSnapshot. RSnapshot is a script that uses rsync to create snapshot based backups. Snapshot backups are a backu… more »


Permalink 11:45:55 pm by guy, Categories: Linux, NAS , Tags: backup, ext3, linux, nas, ntfs, ubuntu, usb
I had an interesting experience with Linux filesystem performace today. I had a USB drive that I was using to backup about 45 gig of data. The drive had previously been formatted NTFS and since Linux recognized it I tried to use it for the backup drive… more »
Permalink 11:32:04 pm by guy, Categories: Linux, NAS , Tags: backup, freenas, linux, nas, ubuntu, xubuntu
I've had a recent goal of getting a NAS up and running to properly backup all the accumulating data our family generates. Pictures, Video, and Windows PC Backups are the primary goal for proper backup. Linux is the obvious solution for my implementatio… more »


Permalink 11:11:15 pm by guy, Categories: Linux, Random Stuff
The other I shutdown (properly) my FreeNAS box to replace a drive. The next day I noticed that it was rebooting itself frequently. Once in a while is a bad frequency, every 15 minutes is unusable! I removed all my external drives in an attempt to narr… more »


Permalink 10:21:54 pm by guy, Categories: Software Development, Linux, Windows, B2Evolution, PHP , Tags: apache, mysql, php, xampp
I recently discovered the XAMPP Project on SourceForge.  This is a very impressive tool that allows you to quickly and easily install a very nicely packaged environment on a Linux OR Windows machine that includes MySQL, Apache, PHP, and Perl.  The instal… more »
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I'm a generalist, at least if I'm honest. In my job I am primarily a developer, but also a sysadmin, and (as little as possible) technical support. I know a little about a lot of things, a lot about some things, and everything about nothing. Here I will post random learnings...


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