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Linux

HOWTO backup your linux system using bash, tar and netcat

Post date: April 2, 2006, 22:04 Category: System Views: 2763 Comments
Tutorial quote: I recently ran into the problem of not having enough hard drive space on my slackware linux laptop, but was lucky enough to have a much bigger drive sitting around from before and wanted a way to perform a hassle free seamless upgrade. i had this idea and it worked pretty well so i thought i would share it since i think it's pretty cool and only requires the use of two tools that should be included with all distributions.
Linux

Taking backup using tar command in linux and unix

Post date: April 18, 2006, 15:04 Category: Installing Views: 2243 Comments
Tutorial quote: The tar backup program is an archiving program designed to store and extract files from an archive file known as a tarfile. A tarfile may be made on a tape drive; however, it is also common to write a tarfile to a normal file.
Linux

Tweakin' your Bash Prompt

Post date: January 6, 2007, 22:01 Category: System Views: 4252 Comments
Tutorial quote: A friendly companion to the Bash-Prompt HOWTO, including a new trick to make the prompt change color dynamically based on your log-in. In the process, the overview could be handy in doing other Bash prompt tricks.
Unix+clones

Bash tips and tricks

Post date: November 26, 2007, 05:11 Category: Software Views: 39567 Comments
Tutorial quote: For the uninitiated, bash is the default shell in many Linux distros, including Fedora, Ubuntu, Redhat etc etc. If you use a Linux based OS, then chances are that you are using bash. For this reason, I outline below a few common annoyances, and the simple ways to overcome them.
Unix+clones

Remote backup using ssh, tar and cron

Post date: April 13, 2005, 01:04 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 2883 Comments
Tutorial quote: Are you looking for a solution to backup your data to a remote location? While a solid backup solution such as Arkeia or TSM from IBM are nice from an enterprise point of view, simpler solutions are available from a home user's perspective. I will walk you through on you how you can backup your data to a remote server, using the default tools available on all linux systems. In a nutshell, we will use ssh capabilities to allow a cron job to transfer a tarball from you local machine to a remote machine.

For the purpose of this tutorial, the local machine will be called “localmachine” (running slackware) and the remote server will be called “remoteserver” (slackware as well). The user will be joe (me). You will have to substitute those 3 with your own machines names and user.
Ubuntu

Simple Chat Server with Netcat

Post date: December 1, 2007, 17:12 Category: Network Views: 4353 Comments
Tutorial quote: Ever use MSN instant messenger or Google Talk and feel like you are being watched? Well I have a little secret for you; you are being watched. Not that there is anything to hide, but privacy is always a good thing.
By using netcat we can setup a secure chat server, and it only takes about 5 minutes.
Linux

Build a Home Terabyte Backup System Using Linux

Post date: December 1, 2005, 01:12 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 3264 Comments
Tutorial quote: A terabyte-plus backup and storage system is now an affordable option for Linux users. This article discusses options for building and configuring an inexpensive, expandable, Linux-based backup server.
Unix+clones

Unattended rdiff-backup HOWTO

Post date: April 3, 2006, 08:04 Category: Software Views: 4010 Comments
Tutorial quote: This page describes how to set up rdiff-backup to run, as a non-root user, unattended from a crontab. We will utilize features of rdiff-backup and OpenSSH to secure the setup as much as possible.
Debian

Disk Based Backups With Amanda On Debian Etch

Post date: September 23, 2007, 10:09 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 3788 Comments
Tutorial quote: This document describes how to set up Amanda (The Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver) on Debian Etch. For this tutorial I chose Ubuntu v7.04 as a backup-client. The resulting system provides a flexible backup system with many features. It will be able to back up multiple hosts via network to various devices. I chose the disk based backup for this howto.
Unix+clones

Have a Bash With This Linux Shell

Post date: April 15, 2005, 05:04 Category: Programming Views: 3129 Comments
Tutorial quote: Any Linux administrator who wishes to remain sane relies heavily on scripting to automate routine tasks, customize jobs, and build the plumbing that connects the different utilities that make a Linux system run smoothly. The Linux world is chock-full of scripting languages: Perl, Python, PHP, Scheme, Tcl, Tk, Ruby, Forth, Smalltalk, Eiffel, and doubtless many more. To get the column started, we'll look at shell scripting with Bash, and scripting with Python and Perl.
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