Tag Archives: sysadmin

Verify PostgreSQL Backups using Python and LXC


It’s well understood that backing up your database is, arguably, the single most important step in preventing data loss and building redundancy into your application. A thoroughly redundant backup plan will include having replica servers on standby and filesystem level backups for disaster recovery. The second most important step is verifying those same backups. Unfortunately, […]

Five Linux Commands Every Web Developer Should Know


The prevalence of code frameworks has benefited web developers greatly. Web developers can focus in on the application layer of the software stack and churn out web sites with unprecedented quality and speed. Meanwhile, the database layer and operating system are largely unaffected by the application. That is, until something goes wrong. In my 20 years as […]