Viewing posts from July, 2015

Local mail on linux with sendmail

Chances are that you don't want to turn your personal laptop into a full blown mailserver, however it is very important to set up a local only mailserver in linux. This allows you to receive errors from failed cronjobs along with other processes, and also is handy for development ...

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Crashplan and encrypted home directories on linux

Crashplan loads through a Sys-V-Init script in /etc/init.d/crashplan configured by default to start on runlevels 2, 3, 4 and 5. This means Crashplan loads on boot before the user has logged in, and crucially with an encrypted home dir, before the dir has been unencrypted or mounted ...

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Linux, backup and duplicity: a random assortment of notes

Just some commands and things I I seem to use often do when backing up. It's a rather random collection of things, so don't expect a coherent blog post in this one, more of a scratchy notebook.

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Using glacier to lower the cost of backup of large folders

In the previous post, I talked about using duplicity and s3 as a remote backup solution. In that post, my backup rules excluded certain huge dirs, like ~/Pictures. It's not that I didn't want to back these up, but given their size (50GB), the fact they are pretty ...

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Backing up with s3 and duplicity

In this post, I'm going to discuss my backup solution that I use for my personal computer. I use duplicity and push the files up to Amazon s3.

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