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Backups of data in the ether

While I’ve often told mystified people that hosted services - the free ones - aren’t required to backup your data, and you should probably do it yourself, I usually didn’t worry about this very much - all of my web apps are on my own boxes, as well as my ...

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Sun Blade 150 working!

Yes, it’s 3 AM here, and I’ve been working since about 6 PM on this. But I finally got one of my two surplus (and fully locked down in NVRAM) Sun Blade 150 workstations up and running. I encountered a few problems along the way, but managed to ...

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Access control in ViewVC

ViewVC (www.viewvc.org), a popular web-based frontend to CVS and SVN, has no access control mechanism, nor does CVS. As a result, when using ViewVC, anyone who can see the web page can browse, download, and view files in the entire CVS repository. While I initially loved this, as ...

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APC AP9605 PowerNet SNMP Card

In the theme of upgrades, I also purchased two APC SmartUPS1000 units from refurbUPS.com. Now, I know that a lot of people are perfectly happy with serial connectivity. And it has its positives. But I’m running 2-3 servers per UPS, older servers, wanted to be able to monitor ...

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Managing G1 Proliant Servers with modern Linux

Not much of an “upgrade” for anyone who’s in IT, but jasonantman.com is currently being upgraded from old desktops used as servers to a pile of generation-1 (G1) HP/Compaq Proliants. I know that there are utilities for Linux to manage the servers, specifically control fan speed and ...

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