All Episodes (51)

CLI Monday: apt-file and yum provides

Episode #41 - 2014-12-02 - 4 min
In this episode, we are going to look at using apt-file on Ubuntu, and yum provides on CentOS, to see which package provides that file you are missing.

Simple Project Planning for Sysadmins (Part 1 of 3)

Episode #40 - 2014-11-27 - 11 min
In this episode, we are going to look at a system for managing small projects from start to finish. This episode series has been broken into three logical sections covering: gathering user requirements, planning and executing, and finally sign-off and delivery.

CLI Monday: How to Keep Your SSH Sessions Alive

Episode #39 - 2014-11-17 - 11 min
In this episode, we are go to review a common cause of broken ssh sessions when connecting from home, coffee shops, or hotels. It can be very annoying to be working on something, going to grab a coffee, and coming back to a dropped or frozen ssh connection.

Crash Course on MySQL

Episode #38 - 2014-10-08 - 23 min
In this episode, we are going to cover common tasks associated with looking after a single MySQL server. We will discuss installing and securing the server, useful debugging techniques, common SQL statements, user access and permissions, and finally backup and restore options.

ZFS on Linux (Part 2 of 2)

Episode #37 - 2014-09-10 - 18 min
In this episode, lets continue our look at ZFS on Linux. In part one, we covered the basic ins and outs of ZFS, so in this episode, lets focus on some of the more advanced filesystem features offered by ZFS.

CLI Monday: column and tr

Episode #36 - 2014-09-01 - 4 min
In this episode, we are going to review the column and translate commands. These two command are great at manipulating text, so as an example, we will look at converting log data into an easily read format.

ZFS on Linux (Part 1 of 2)

Episode #35 - 2014-08-25 - 12 min
In part one, of this two part episode, we are going to look at ZFS on Linux. I will cover the basics of what ZFS is, how to create and work with ZFS pools, along with how to recover from common failures modes.

CLI Monday: Python SimpleHTTPServer

Episode #34 - 2014-08-18 - 4 min
In this episode, I will show you a quick and easy way of serving web content via Pythons SimpleHTTPServer and http.server modules. This can be really useful for quickly sharing files, or testing website content, via a browser to systems on your network.

Git to Puppet Deployment Workflow

Episode #33 - 2014-08-15 - 8 min
In this episode, we will be looking at a Git to Puppet deployment workflow pattern. I want to cover how puppet code gets from your workstation, onto production servers, and the bits in between.

CLI Monday: history

Episode #32 - 2014-08-11 - 8 min
In this episode, we are going to cover command history. If you spend any amounts of time at the command prompt, being able to recall complex or obscure command options from the history, should result in a productivity boost.