Linux tips

In my day job I am managing Debian and Ubuntu systems. However dealing with the operating system is just one part. Even more important is knowing your tools. And there is a hell of a lot of open source software packages available that attempt to make your life easier. But each of them works differently and even if you mastered one tool it will often not help you work with another. Whenever I find something interesting I am trying to write an article about it. May they help broaden your mind, too.

Bareos/Bacula Cheat Sheet

Bacula is a nifty backup software that is network-capable and stores data in the database for faster retrieval in case you need a certain file back. As a big fan of cheat sheets I created this cheat sheet. What’s up? Which files shall be backed up? show filesets I=Included, E=Excluded What’s the server doing? status …

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Christoph’s OpenVPN Mini-FAQ

OpenVPN is an open-source SSL VPN software. It allows you to connect different (private) networks securely over the internet. It’s the perfect alternative to all the crappy SSL VPN appliances that the salesmen desperately try to sell. See my OpenVPN FAQ for additional questions and answers. (This is not the official OpenVPN FAQ. It’s just …

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