Category Archives: DataCenter

#Apache #Kafka solutions going mainstream

I like when solutions you are excited about and are first seen as “experimental” start to go mainstream. This happened with containers (Docker, CoreOS, Kubernetes etc.) which are now the hottest topic in DevOps right now. The same is happening now for Apache Kafka which was adopted by no other than “Goldman Sachs” for their… Read More »


A solution for kswapd0 going haywire on #Linux

This is a common issue in the new Linux kernels discussed on many forum threads. There is a long thread here about this problem. In short the issue is that when you run out of memory “kswapd0” a kernel process than manages virtual memory will start moving “old memory entries” to swap. The “run out… Read More »

Automatic remote backup using cron and #OwnCloud

Setting up a backup is important and at the same time the most neglected task. One quick solution for a remote backup is using OwnCloud. If you already have your OwnCloud server or just an account the following short steps can be done. STEP 1: Gather your data Lets gather the data to be back-ed… Read More »

Find in Linux if your installed RAM is ECC

Sometimes really simple questions are hard to answer. One day I got the question from a coworker: “How do I know if some installed RAM is ECC or not”. The easiest way is to use dmidecode command that dumps in Linux all the system characteristics. But because I had no idea how to see if… Read More »