1. Constructing a (linux) home backup system

    I’ve got a couple of Linux machines that need a transparent backup solution at home. Transparent as in - they should happen all the time, without asking, without notification, without any interaction. Ideally it shouldn’t run on the client either just to avoid issues with system updates. Making it …

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  2. Peek and poke in the age of Linux

    Some time ago I ran into a production issue where the init process (upstart) stopped behaving properly. Specifically, instead of spawning new processes, it deadlocked in a transitional state. To be precise, the init process itself was responsive, but the critical services were stuck in one of the pre- or …

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