RHCE Earned!

Last week I was sent by my work to do the Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE) course, which was a compressed 4-day course (cramming in 8 days worth of content into half the time).  It was bundled with the RHCSA certification at the same time.

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Backup via rsync

Since my Microserver keeled over and died and I didn’t have a good backup in place, I was in search of a quick and easy way to back up the USB key on a regular basis so I could recover easily.

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HP Microserver – UpdateDB Bloat

A brief discovery…  If you use a script to back up your Microserver to a mount point somewhere in your filesystem, then your updatedb database will keep growing and growing without bound.  This is bad if you’re using a USB key for your root filesystem (I went from writing a 1.5Mb updatedb database once a day to writing a 60Mb one before I caught it).

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