DevOps

Guide to IPFS – The InterPlanetary File System

I’ve always found peer-to-peer applications interesting. Central points of failure aren’t fun! Protocols like BitTorrent are widely used and well known. However, there’s something relatively new and uses BitTorrent-like technology, except it’s much more impressive. What is IPFS? The InterPlanetary File System (IPFS) is one that caught my eye during research. It’s basically a peer-to-peer, […]

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How to Increase Your Storage Speed and Availability with GlusterFS

Introduction and use cases GlusterFS is a clustered file system designed to increase the speed, redundancy, and availability of network storage. When configured correctly with several machines, it can greatly decrease downtime due to maintenance and failures. Gluster has a variety of use cases, with most configurations being small three server clusters. I’ve personally used […]

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cPanel Server Migration Guide

[vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1529075132512{margin-bottom: -10px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]Migrating your websites from one server to another can be a difficult and time consuming process, but with preparation and consideration, it can go smoothly.  Throughout my time as a systems administrator, migrations have been some of the most time consuming tasks I’ve worked on. The purpose of this guide is to […]

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Syncthing Tips & Tricks

Syncthing is a fantastic decentralized file synchronization utility, which functions in a manner similar to other cloud storage services like Dropbox or Google Drive, but is self-hosted and does not require a central server to operate. We recently covered Syncthing on another blog post and wanted to give some further more condensed tips for first […]

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The Best Open Source Backup Solutions

This adventure was kicked off by my intent to research an open source supplement or replacement for the enterprise backup solution R1soft ServerBackup. At GigeNET we heavily utilize R1soft, and its API to manage the backups for our fully managed customers. The backup software we have chosen all range in feature set, and complexity.  Here […]

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How To Set Up A Complex Syncthing Network

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What is Syncthing? Syncthing is a decentralized file synchronization tool. It shares similarities with commercial cloud storage products you may be familiar with, like Dropbox or Google Drive, but unlike these cloud storage products, it does not require you to upload your data to a public cloud. It also shares similarities with self-hosted cloud […]

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Top 5 Sysadmin Tools

During day-to-day server administration, there are a variety of important system metrics to analyze in order to assess the performance of the server, as well as diagnose any issues. A few of the most important metrics from a hardware standpoint for a system administrator to monitor are CPU usage, memory usage, disk I\O. Log data […]