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Ubuntu

Setting Up An NFS Server And Client On Ubuntu 10.04

Post date: October 7, 2010, 14:10 Category: Installing Views: 3210 Comments
Tutorial quote: This guide explains how to set up an NFS server and an NFS client on Ubuntu 10.04. NFS stands for Network File System; through NFS, a client can access (read, write) a remote share on an NFS server as if it was on the local hard disk.
Linux

Easy peasy full system backup

Post date: August 12, 2008, 12:08 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 3817 Comments
Tutorial quote: You know how when someone accidentally deletes their files or their hard drive crashes or some other apocalyptic event occurs, the first thing people ask is “where is your backup”? Of course, we’ve all seen it (*ahem* been there ). It’s a bit unintuitive, because backups have no equivalent in the real world. If you drive your car into a lake, there’s no way to get it back. But making backups is the single best way to prevent losing your stuff. So do it!
Ubuntu

How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running System (Ubuntu 10.04)

Post date: July 6, 2010, 11:07 Category: Installing Views: 3124 Comments
Tutorial quote: This guide explains how to set up software RAID1 on an already running Ubuntu 10.04 system. The GRUB2 bootloader will be configured in such a way that the system will still be able to boot if one of the hard drives fails (no matter which one).
Ubuntu

BAR - Backup archiver program

Post date: March 23, 2010, 14:03 Category: Software Views: 5462 Comments
Tutorial quote: BAR is backup archiver program to create compressed and encrypted archives of files that can be stored on a hard
disk, CD, DVD, or directly on a server via FTP, SCP, or SFTP. A server mode and a scheduler are integrated for
making automated backups in the background. A graphical front end that can connect to the (remote) server is included.
Ubuntu

Recover deleted files from NTFS filesystem from Ubuntu Linux - Ntfsundelete

Post date: October 10, 2010, 05:10 Category: Security Views: 5167 Comments
Tutorial quote: If you have accidentally deleted files from your hard drive, don't panic! You can easily recover deleted files whether you are using a Windows PC (NTFS) or Linux OS. You can undelete files with almost guaranteed success. The most important thing is to act as soon as you realize that the files are lost.
Ubuntu

How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running LVM System (Ubuntu 10.04)

Post date: June 24, 2010, 10:06 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 3183 Comments
Tutorial quote: This guide explains how to set up software RAID1 on an already running LVM system (Ubuntu 10.04). The GRUB2 bootloader will be configured in such a way that the system will still be able to boot if one of the hard drives fails (no matter which one).
Debian

How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running System (Debian Lenny)

Post date: August 30, 2009, 16:08 Category: Installing Views: 3537 Comments
Tutorial quote: This guide explains how to set up software RAID1 on an already running Debian Lenny system. The GRUB bootloader will be configured in such a way that the system will still be able to boot if one of the hard drives fails (no matter which one).
OpenSUSE

Measuring the performance/latency of OpenSuse system - LatencyTOP

Post date: February 17, 2009, 08:02 Category: Optimizing Views: 5578 Comments
Tutorial quote: Skipping audio, slower servers, everyone knows the symptoms of latency. But to know what's going on in the system, what's causing the latency, how to fix it... that's a hard question without good answers right now.

LatencyTOP is a Linux* tool for software developers (both kernel and userspace), aimed at identifying where in the system latency is happening, and what kind of operation/action is causing the latency to happen so that the code can be changed to avoid the worst latency hiccups.
Unix+clones

Enhance boot-time security with GRUB passwords

Post date: April 26, 2006, 13:04 Category: Security Views: 3540 Comments
Tutorial quote: The security of data files on your computer is at risk, and not just because you are connected to the Internet. Anyone with physical access to your machine can bypass all passwords to gain entry to your hard disk with one simple command given to the bootloader. Fortunately, the popular GRand Unified Bootloader (GRUB) is equipped with security features to prevent such an 'attack.' It can password protect each entry of your boot menu.
Linux

TrueCrypt Tutorial: Truly Portable Data Encryption

Post date: July 2, 2007, 23:07 Category: Security Views: 4114 Comments
Tutorial quote: TrueCrypt is a free software that encrypts data on-the-fly. Right now the newest version released is version 4.3. You can create an encrypted hard drive, a separate partition or a directory with TrueCrypt. It does not simply encrypt the content of files, but their names and the names of the directories they are in as well. Moreover there is no way to check the size of the encrypted directory/HDD/partition. TrueCrypt is available for Windows and Linux.
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