One of my favorite backup tools has always been rsnapshot. It’s based off of rsync and uses a nice trick with hardlinks to maintain incremental updates that are also full updates. It runs using a basic configuration and a series of cron jobs. This is unix as it’s meant to be- extremely light weight while…
Author: Robert Hafner
Github Enterprise Backups with Puppet
The amount and value of data stored on Github Enterprise servers is quite large, and backing them up is rather important. To keep people from doing desperate restores from cloned repositories Github has a tool for backing up and restoring GHE installs. To make this even easier I’ve put together a Puppet module that takes…
Hieratic – a new way to use Puppet and Hiera
Today I’m announcing the release of Hieratic, a new Puppet module designed to improve the integration between Puppet and Hiera. Hiera tries to improve Puppet by taking site specific data out of manifests. Hiera makes it possible (and even easy) to define complex sites by making general configurations and then defining only the differences between…
Fetch v0.6.1 Released
This update has a lot of bug fixes and optimizations, particularly around character encoding, that have been submitted by over a dozen contributors. This release also contains two new functions- listMailboxes and getOrderedMessages.
Puppet PSAD v1.1.2 Released
The PSAD Puppet Module has been updated. The major addition includes some better handling of the PSAD service checks, which should result in a faster check of the PSAD service and remove some potential warnings on versions of Ubuntu. Additionally some documentation and formatting updates have been made. Special thanks to netson for their contributions!
Stash v0.12.2 Released
This backwards compatible release contains a number of feature and stability improvements. On the HHVM front a nasty regression with APCIterator was resolved, continuing the commitment to HHVM compatibility. The Filesystem driver was given an alternative format, JSON, for systems where the native PHP was not optimal. This driver also saw signicant performance improvements related…
Stash reaches 100k Downloads through Packagist!
Stash is following the milestone JShrink hit last week and has reached it’s 100,000th download using Composer and the Packagist repository!
JShrink reaches 100k downloads on Packagist!
A Walkthrough of PSR-6: Caching
There’s been a lot of discussion about PSR-6, the php-fig caching interfaces, so I thought it was time to step in and describe what this system is all about. Be prepared to read far more about caching interfaces than you probably thought possible.
New Module for Managing PSAD using Puppet
I’m a firm believer in hosting my own email and other services, and after running some updates to deal with Shellshock I realized it was time to replace my provisioning scripts and bring my personal systems under proper configuration management. It was while doing this that I found out there isn’t a PSAD module for Puppet! This…