Category Archives: Linux

Loadbalancer Musings

So recently I have been thinking about getting a load balancer/service, but worried about it being a single point of failure, as well as a hefty price. So how about a setup where we have multiple frontend webservers which are … Continue reading

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Checking TTL DNS

I often need a way to check the actual TTL value of a DNS record. To do this you need to check the authoritative nameserver for that domain. I wrote a quick bash script that takes a list of DNS … Continue reading

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Creating a Apple Time Machine on Debian Linux (Jessie)

I fancied updating my Mac laptop to the latest beta so needed an easy way to back it up. By far the easiest method I’ve found is to use Apples own “Time Machine” this can use a local USB disk, … Continue reading

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Vagrant

I’ve been using Vagrant as part of my development process for about 6-8 months now. It makes it so much easier – I’m not too sure how I managed before! I now include a Vagrantfile (it’s config) with every project/repo … Continue reading

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