Tag: unix

15 Useful Linux and Unix Tape Managements Commands For Sysadmins

Tape devices should be used on a regular basis only for archiving files or for transferring data from one server to another. Usually, tape devices are all hooked up to Unix boxes, and controlled with mt or mtx. You must backup all data to both disks (may be in the cloud) and the tape device. […]

How to protects Linux and Unix machines from accidental shutdowns/reboots with molly-guard

Oops! I did it again. I thought I was logged into my home server. Turns out I rebooted the db server. Another my not so favorite is typing “shutdown -h 0” into the wrong terminal. I know a few people who have admitted to doing that here. My anger that can’t be contained Is there […]

Linux / Unix Desktop Fun: Christmas Tree For Your Terminal

Let us create Linux or Unix console Christmas tree just for fun and profit. First, you need to install a Perl module called Acme::POE::Tree. It is an animated Christmas tree module. I’ve tested this on Linux, OS X and Unix-like system. Install Acme::POE::Tree The easiest way to install any perl module is to use the […]

Linux and Unix SysAdmins New Year’s Resolutions (2016)

Today is the last day of 2015 and it’s that time of year again. Here is my very own 12 resolutions for the New Year. 1. Turn on Two Factor Authentication (2FA) Setting long and complex passwords for root/admin, backup, devops, or operator accounts is not enough. Naturally, turning on 2FA is useful for cloud-based […]