Using Rsync To Backup Your Server

Using Rsync To Back Up Your Server

Posted by Hayden Smith

Backing up your files is one of the more important and commonly performed tasks of a system administrator. There are many tools and methods you can use for performing backups, and today we will be…
Web Log Visualizations Using GoAccess

Web Log Visualizations Using GoAccess

Posted by Hayden Smith

One of the challenges of running a website is knowing what your web server is doing. While various monitoring applications can alert you when your server is running with high loads or slow page responses,…
Backing Up Your Database With mysqldump

Backing Up Your Database With Mysqldump

Posted by Hayden Smith

For most modern websites and web applications, much of the data they use in operation is stored in a database. MySQL or its fork MariaDB is the database most used by the lion’s share of…
Keeping Your Server On Time With NTP

Keeping Your Server On Time With NTP

Posted by Hayden Smith

Our relationship with time is an awkward one. Sometimes we have too much of it to hand, while at others it feels like there's not enough in the day to get things done. We measure…
Using incron To Schedule Tasks For File System Changes

Using Incron To Schedule Tasks For File System Changes

Posted by Hayden Smith

When running a server, it's quite a common requirement to automate tasks. Linux distributions provide the cron tool, allowing you to schedule tasks at specific times. One downside to cron is that you may want…
Running Multiple Applications On Linux Using Screen

Running Multiple Applications On Linux Using Screen

Posted by Hayden Smith

Modern computer operating systems are designed around the concept of multi-tasking, enabling the computer to run more than one application at any time. Graphical user interfaces make this simple to do, with the ability to…
What's In A Shell?

What’s In A Shell?

Posted by Hayden Smith

One of the main features of Linux as an operating system is its flexibility. The system is designed to be modular, and various parts of the operating system can be swapped for others to meet…
Easy Linux File Management With Midnight Commander

Easy Linux File Management With Midnight Commander

Posted by Hayden Smith

Some of us over a certain age, or at least who have been using computers for some time, will remember some of the really great tools Norton used to make for MS-DOS computers, such as…
Tips For Finding Files In Linux: Part 2

Tips For Finding Files In Linux: Part 2

Posted by Hayden Smith

In the last part, we looked at how you can find files on your filesystem using the locate command. As we highlighted then, this command lets you search by using full or partial file names…

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