Category: fedora
database backup retention script

Backups are important. Not keeping all backups is equally important. Especially when you are taking backups of big databases, and you don’t have enough space to keep 500TB of data backups. Therefore I wrote a script that deletes old backups. I wanted to keep at least one back up / quarter for several years (until I, or someone else cleans […]

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cron issues: not being able to get a real ‘from’ address

And yet another issue with cron. I want to get an e-mail when something goes wrong on our servers. Especially if it’s a scheduled script that I normally don’t check that often any-more. (as you know from my previous post, some of scripts run every 10s, so even if I would check it by hand every hour, a serious backlog […]

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How to run your scripts more than once per minute?

For a client I needed to run a specific script every 10seconds. 24/24 and 7/7. A task I would normally perform with crons. But sadly enough, a cron can only be started once per minute. So I wrote a ‘runner’ script. A script that starts the other script

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setting the screen resolution

I regularly use a screen that my fedora install doesn’t recognize. I mean, it can’t find the right resolution. And that’s annoying. Luckily there is xrandr to solve such problems. But always using 4 commands is rather annoying, so I made a small script for it.

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Fosdem 2012

Fosdem 2012 is coming near, in a big month probably the biggest open source event in Europe will start again! And as always, Fedora people will visit fosdem with great quantities. So I’m putting a lot of effort in making this the best Fosdem for Fedora people ever. I hear you thinking, how can this event become even better? Well, […]

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fudcon emea 2011

If you follow me on twitter, you probably already knew I was in Italy last weekend. Milan to be exact. I think this was my first FUDcon where I didn’t give a talk – hacksession myself. Luckily there were enough other sessions happening so I wouldn’t get bored. At the moment I’m in a plane flying to Zurich, where I […]

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how to unmount busy devices

this is one I always forget. So I’ll write it down for myself There are 2 ways to unmount a device when it’s busy.

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fedora .. what are we working for?

Some months ago the Fedora Board decided on a ‘Vision statement’, a goal towards the Fedora project should strive in the long term. The vision statement states the following: The Fedora Project creates a world where free culture is welcoming and widespread, collaboration is commonplace, and people control their content and devices. I personally believe that this is  a good […]

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fosdem 2011: the Fedora experience.

Day 0 The FAD It’s starts to become a tradition, the FOSDEM FAD [1] on Friday at ‘A la mort subite’, the day before FOSDEM starts. I think we were with some 20 people, which was nice. During the fad also people from other projects, like GNOME joined us. This is something we totally promote. Fedora is more than Fedora […]

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FOSDEM 2011 – Fedora

Hi! Fosdem is around the corner, and I wanted to keep you up to date with some things. For the Fedora people, FOSDEM starts on Friday. On Friday, From 1pm till 6pm everyone is welcome in ‘A La Mort Subite’ for our yearly FAD. I think there are enough in EMEA that we can talk about. After the FAD we’ll […]

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