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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Sysadmin’s blues

Written on February 25, 2016 at 21:28, by

The problem is gone but it isn’t fixed The workaround wasn’t my even own idea The problem is gone but it isn’t fixed The server’s up and the tenants are fine I wish I’d come up with that workaround myself If only I’d had just an hour more time Next time I’ll just clone that […]

Protected: Vorks mailserver

Written on February 20, 2016 at 18:40, by

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The Three-Body Problem, door Cixin Liu

Written on February 9, 2016 at 14:37, by

In The Three-Body Problem neemt de Chinese schrijver Liu Cixin rustig de tijd om een verhaal op te bouwen. Ik hou daar wel van: het geeft diepte aan de karakters en achtergrond aan het verhaal. Je weet niet alleen wat iemand doet maar begrijpt ook waarom. We hebben het over harde science fiction: het beschrevene […]

Backup script for VirtualBox vm’s in Debian

Written on February 1, 2016 at 15:27, by

Here’s a script that will loop through the virtual machines in VirtualBox and exports them. Why not use snapshots? I’ve seen scripts that will take a snapshot and then copy the ‘raw’ vm over to a backup disk. The advantages of such an approach are: speed: snapshotting a vm is a matter of seconds; continuity: […]