PostgreSQL Backup and Recovery with Barman

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Recently a friend pointed me in the direction of a rather useful piece of software for doing quite funky things with backing up and restoring PostgreSQL databases.

Most organizations I have seen using PostgreSQL and MySQL have always chosen to perform database backups locally on each server. This is fine and it works, but you need to ensure you take a backup of those backup files. I’ve not come across any piece of software that will do complete database backups remotely… that is, until now. This is where “barman” fits in. You can check out what they are all about on the project’s website. http://www.pgbarman.org/

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Loading Display Pictures/Avatars from Red Hat IDM/FreeIPA into GNOME3

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Earlier today I covered adding display images or avatars to your Red Hat IDM/FreeIPA users. If you’re interested in storing user images in Red Hat IDM, you can read more how to do it by following my previous article here. I’ve spent a bit of time this evening working on expanding that new ability into […]

Adding Display Pictures/Avatars to Red Hat IDM/FreeIPA

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In most organizations you will come across many systems and applications tapping into the identity management system as a means of keeping all user information central. This could be anything from HR/Payroll, Email and chat services, as well as the security systems which handle those swipe pass access cards for secure building. Most of these […]

Scaling OwnCloud with Red Hat Storage

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Its impossible to be involved in technology these days without knowing what happened in the US with the PRISM program of illegally aquiring private information of people on an international scale. As a result, this has somewhat changed the game and has made businesses start to re-evaluate their stance on putting personal and company data […]

Synchronous Multi-Master Clustering with MariaDB and Galera

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With the vast adoption of MySQL over the years by many businesses and software vendors, there has always been a strong driver for resilience, scalability and fault-tolerance. MySQL has always had various methods for achieving this but in my opinion they have never been clean and simple methods for “set it up and forget” type […]