Category Archives: DataCenter

How to make #JBoss 7.4+ a cluster ready service using #bash scripts and #API calls

By | May 23, 2022

JBoss applications server is a very nice and powerful Java application server from RedHat. To make it really useful in a modern architecture of a complex software product we must prepare JBoss to be very easily deployed in a cluster environment. The simplest way to do it is to write some basic Bash scripts that… Read More »

How to make #ActiveMq a cluster ready service using #bash scripts and #API calls

By | May 23, 2022

ActiveMQ is a very nice and powerful open source, multi-protocol, Java-based message broker. It is a very popular software used to bridge between loose components of an environment that consists of several services. To make it really useful in a modern architecture of a complex software product we must prepare ActiveMQ to be very easily… Read More »

Simple #backup using #cron #tar and #LTFS on a #LTO tape drive

By | February 21, 2022

We all know back-up is important and a must have in case of critical systems. Making a backup on tape is one of the best industry standards that is still unmatched. In the following I am presenting a simple way to make tape back-ups using tar and LTFS on LTO5 and up tapes. Why LTFS… Read More »

How to run with multiple PHP versions on Fedora 35 using Apache and PHP-FPM

By | August 17, 2023

I am self hosting my own services on my home server and sometimes issues occur due to incompatible prerequisites and because I try to always use the latest version of everything. After updating from Fedora 34 to Fedora 35 again I hit one issue I already had: PHP prerequisites. The issue after update was caused… Read More »

#Bash one liner: Change permissions recursively for a set of files matching a criteria

By | November 2, 2021

There is a neat way using a bash one liner to change attributes of all the files from a path and sub paths that match a criteria. As an example following line makes all the script files from a path and sub paths executable.

Recover a dead #Ubiquity #EdgeRouter

By | March 10, 2022

One of the most annoying issues you can have in your network setup is when a router dies. I am a fan of Ubiquity EdgeRouters but they suffer from one annoying issue. Sometimes due to power issues the USB stick that acts as a storage media gets corrupted or dies. In the following I will… Read More »

#Twitter Card: ERROR: Fetching the page failed because other errors

By | February 16, 2021

After some updates suddenly all the post I shared from Jetpack for WordPress had no valid Twitter card. After some mail exchanges with Jetpack support they assured me that all is good from their part. As instructed by them I was able to see that indeed Jetpack was correctly generating the Twitter Card. Still checking… Read More »

Add preview WEBP images on nautilus on #Fedora #Linux

By | February 15, 2021

The new webp image standard is used a lot this days. Somehow Nautilius is not generating thumbnails for this format automatically. To add support for this just do the following: STEP 1: Add support for the new image format. Create a new file /usr/share/thumbnailers/webp.thumbnailer with the following content. Also make sure totem player is installed,… Read More »

Support and see how the magic of this self hosted blog happens

By | August 23, 2021

There were so many times when I had to search for hours for a solution that looked trivial in the end when I found it explained by some stranger on a blog or forum. There are cases when after reading manuals, documents and forums there is still no clear solution and then I wish someone… Read More »

Install #Signal on #Fedora #Linux

By | January 29, 2021

As you maybe discovered there is no rpm build support from the Signal team. Yes you can compile your own version and then do that for every new release but if you are lazy like me and nor an international wanted person (like Assange) there is a simpler version to do it. Here comes the… Read More »