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Aug/16

Off-Site Data Backup Part 1

Overview So many things are stored digitally nowadays from messages to photos but how many of them are irreplaceable? I fear for losing my data from past experience but even more so now that I have a child. Thankfully my … Continue reading

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Jun/16

Ubuntu 16.04 Migration Update

A quick update to my migration process. I had all the servers running 16.04 and it was OK except for the stability. Setting up and moving things were simple enough. I did encounter issues with my symlinked .bashrc which I … Continue reading

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Apr/16

Dockerising WordPress

Overview Container software has really picked up in popularity in part thanks to Docker and the concept is great. So much so I wanted to try it on my blog. Topology My setup consisted of a single instance on DigitalOcean … Continue reading

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Feb/16

Migrating From Ubuntu 14.04 To 16.04

Overview I have written migration plans for Ubuntu upgrades before. What makes it different this time is the hybrid Docker containers that I have used in places and the support for virtual IP (VIP) in Digital Ocean, my current hosting … Continue reading

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Oct/14

Managing Servers On The Go With Android

Overview Since the ye ol’ days I have been self hosting one thing or another at first from a repurposed family computer to now using cloud infrastructure like Linode and Digital Ocean. I’m not a sys admin by day (and … Continue reading

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Jun/14

Vagrant And DigitalOcean On Ubuntu

Overview Vagrant is a piece of software which allows (re)creation of virtual environments. By default it supports VirtualBox but other “providers” can also be used such as Amazon Web Services, VMware, etc. Vagrant creates virtual machines with specific resources and … Continue reading

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Oct/13

IaaS Or VPS Part 4 – Maintenance And Scale

Overview It’s been over a full three months of running of AWS IaaS and with two consecutive months remaining largely the same deployment. (I’ll get to the third month later). Cost As you can see I’m on the free tier … Continue reading

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Jul/13

Enable SFTP / SSH Password Authentication Amazon EC2

By default EC2 default Linux (Amazon, Ubuntu, etc) AMI do not have password authentication enabled and must use certificates. This improves security but also removes convenience of username/password authentication especially on a multi user system. To enable this feature again … Continue reading