Archive for August, 2015

Distributed Compiling

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Raspberry Pi, a small single board computer is capable for a number of business and personal uses. Its benefits include lower power consumption, no moving parts, card size form factor, GPIO expansion capabilities etc. However, compiling large software packages on Raspberry Pi is very time consuming and in many cases it may even fail, especially when there are a lot of dependencies involved.
Fortunately, the compilation load can be offloaded to a desktop/server using distcc.
Distcc:
Distcc is a software …

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LVM Disk Upgradation On Server

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Disk up-gradation on live server’s is one of the most tedious of tasks. One of our clients initiated the query to upgrade his server disk on runtime with minimum down time. Also the important element was that during upgradation it is necessary to care about current running data, websites, databases etc.
We started the server upgradation task at our end and analyzed the server (health, distribution, current running websites, databases) to make it live as soon as possible if in case …

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Automate WordPress Update

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WordPress is a free & open-source tool and a CMS (Content Management System) based on PHP and MySQL. It includes a plugin architecture and a template system. It is the most popular blogging system in use on the Web & being used for almost 60 million websites worldwide.
Problem:
WordPress releases updates on a regular interval which includes Bug Fixes, Security Fixes & New Features. On current version of WordPress 4.2.2, we are managing almost 20+ installations of WordPress & …

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Command Logging

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A Server can be infected from within (authorized users i.e user’s with access to the server) & outside (unauthorized users i.e hackers). We can stop the hackers from accessing the Server by implementing necessary Security measures, but we simply cannot stop authorized users to infect the Server because they have the access of Server (SSH Access).
Problem:
Ideally it is a System Administrator’s Job to configure and maintain a Server which includes OS Updates, Security Patches, Bug Fixes etc. But …

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