Quick blurb on backups and Amanda

Date August 17, 2009

I've mentioned AMANDA a couple of times, and I just wanted to give an update on where I stood. I hate to say it, but I gave up. I didn't have the time to work with the configurations and craft them into the backup plan I needed. On the other hand, I wasn't willing to […]

The Backup Policy: Databases

Date June 15, 2009

It's getting time to revisit my old friend, the backup policy. My boss and I reviewed it last week before he left, and I'm going to spend some time refining the implementation of it. Essentially, our company, like most, operates on data. The backup policy is designed to ensure that no piece of essential data […]

Password retention and storage

Date August 28, 2008

I got an email from a reader yesterday asking about how I generated and stored my passwords securely. The reader was interested in what methods were available to sysadmins for managing diverse passwords for different machines and devices. I had to laugh at my password generation scheme (run 'fortune' a couple of times, pick some […]