Month: January 2016

How to install OpenBSD and make yourself comfortable

Why should I write a how-to about installing OpenBSD? Everything you need to know is right in the FAQ¬†of the project. Right, viagra generic it is. That’s why this post is not going to explain the basic installation of OpenBSD. But I write down some hints and tips about the first configuration steps you can…


How to backup MariaDB / MySQL

If you use filesystem tools to backup your system there is no guarantee that databases will be in a consistent state when the backup takes place. But consistency is the most important point if you take backups of databases. Else you might face bad surprises during a restore. Now how do you make sure you…


How to backup BSD systems

Backups are like umbrellas: The one day you forget it at home you will need it for sure. The rest of the year it adds weight to your bag, stuff but most of the time you will not need it. Years ago, when I started using BSD systems, this article¬†about torture-testing backup software inspired me…