1. Issues with preseeding dbconfig

    There’s an interesting side effect to way Debian-like systems handle the database configuration for various packages. Instead of each package setting the connection parameters on their own, they reuse the abstraction provided by package ‘dbconfig-common’. This is all fine in theory, but unfortunately dbconfig doesn’t seem to behave …

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  2. 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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