Installing and configuring Bareos (Bacula fork) with web front-end on Debian Wheezy.

And taking nice backups easy to be restored.

The story is quiet simple: some times ago I would have liked to have a kind of 8 months old backup for a friend of mine, but it was too late. So now, I want backups with a decent retention. So I can go “back in time” and recover files. Another choice could have been Subversion, but Iā€™m going to backup images as well so, for this reason I’ll not take Subversion into consideration.
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[Trick] Dead Cable Modem epc3925 – Upc cable tv customer temporary solution

IMPORTANT UPDATE! Please read on:

In order to make your digital tv receiver acts as a bridge, you have to trigger the connection from the receiver some way, otherwise you will not be able to get served by DHCP. I figured out that it is sufficient using some interactive service like the SEARCH (Zoek) function on the menu page.

Enjoy Ducth neighboors! and read the rest of the article šŸ™‚


UPC Mediabox HD
How to use the upc mediabox HD as Modem-Bridge

I’m writing this post using the very workaround that I’m going to describe here.

Symptoms: My Internet connection dropped last night around 2-4 a.m. and i can say this because before and after this time i was using my mac. Continue reading “[Trick] Dead Cable Modem epc3925 – Upc cable tv customer temporary solution”

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Backup Shell script: each Mysql database to a separated dump

MySql LogoAnother life-saver script for a sysadmin.
Run with root mysql user privileges, so.

Use this script at your own risk. The -h option provides a short usage line. If you notice any bug or if you have a useful addition please post your feedback as a comment. Continue reading “Backup Shell script: each Mysql database to a separated dump”

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Using rsync, ssh and cronjob – automatic secured backup

One of My favourite technical article EVER!

I don’t usually produce redundancy copying articles from other’s websites, but after happened to a website (cannot mention, but it was suddenly closed), i decided to keep it (until its license grants me to keep it).


Using Rsync and SSH
Keys, Validating, and Automation
This document covers using cron, ssh, and rsync to backup files over
a local network or the Internet. Part of my goal is to ensure no user
intervention is required when the computer is restarted (for passwords,
keys, or key managers).
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Shineisp Installation Log / mini How to

Shineisp is an italian open source WHM (Web Hosing Management) and we are going to give it a try. I recall i alredy installed it last year, but the machine had a poor hardware and shineisp is a greedy MVC phpmysql program. For this “instalfiguration” we assume we are on Debian Squeeze and we will cover the steps needed to get shineisp up and running in 10 minutes.

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