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Using rsnapshot for daily PostgreSQL backups

Having done backups for MySQL using rsnapshot before I recently had to do the same thing for PostgreSQL. Turns out PostgreSQL has similar tools to do this and it’s actually quite easy to set it up. First, assuming rsnapshot will run under the root user you’ll need to create a .pgpass file at /root/.pgpass that …

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Favorite programming font on Windows: Consolas 10pt bold

For years I’ve used Courier New in my programming editors and terminal (PuTTY). But there’s a much better font available for that kind of stuff. For the last couple of years I’ve been using Consolas, which is shipped with Windows. I’ve configured my editors and PuTTY to use Consolas 10pt bold as I find it …

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Getting ProFTPD to work on Ubuntu 12.04

For what I can remember it has always been possible (at least) since Ubuntu 7.04 to simply do a sudo apt-get install proftpd to get a working FTP server running. It seems that starting with Ubuntu 12.04 no more! After installing proftpd on 12.04 (the package is now called proftpd-basic) you’ll be unable to start …

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My new PC

After almost 5 years of usage I decided it was time to replace my trustworthy desktop PC, a HP Pavilion Elite m9060.nl. The PC really started to show its age. It was becoming a bit too slow for today’s software applications, at least to my liking. The limitation of 4GB of RAM set by the …

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Why I decided to stop using Ubuntu desktop

I’ve again returned to Windows 7 after having used Ubuntu for about 3 months on the desktop. For some reason Linux on the desktop always breaks down after about 3 months, give or take. My main reason for trying out Linux again was so I could develop in a *nix environment. I’m comfortable with a …

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