Manage linux servers from a Windows workstation

At work I have to use Windows as operating system on my workstation, even though I manage almost only linux servers. There are dozens of ways to connect from Windows via SSH to a linux server and I will tell you my way.

I started (of course) with PuTTY, the …

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Shrinking the (LVM) log-partition on Linux

Enlarging a LVM partition on a linux machine is trivial. You only need one command to do it and it can even be done when the partition is mounted.

lvresize -r -L +20G /vg1/lvm1

This command enlarges the LVM lvm1 to 20GB. Assuming you use an ext, ReiserFS or …

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Python backup script revisited

Here I wrote about my initial attempts with Python. I started with a backup script for my home-computer because that’s what I needed at the time. Now I’m reviewing and tweaking it.

My considerations at the time of writing the initial script were:

  • It should check if the …
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