rdiff-backup script using sshfs for larger backups

We have had a few customers who have much more data to back up, and taking a copy of that every day uses a LOT of disk space and can be time consuming. The answer is rdiff-backup . It does incremental backups whenever you run it, only backing up the difference from the initial complete… Continue reading rdiff-backup script using sshfs for larger backups

Quick and easy iptables blocking and firewalling basics

A customer emailed in today had noticed somebody trying to hack or crash his VPS. He tracked it down to one particular IP address but didnt know how to block him. There are several things you can do to block him, the long term solution and better option is probably using a firewall like iptables.… Continue reading Quick and easy iptables blocking and firewalling basics

Postfixadmin – debian – mysql and errors

A lot of our users use postfixadmin, it means email users are in the database, its easy to use, easy to admin. However the setup can be a little tricky for those not used to it. If you want to have a go doing it yourself, we have a great tutorial here http://rimuhosting.com/knowledgebase/linux/mail/postfixadmin Today however… Continue reading Postfixadmin – debian – mysql and errors

checking the checksums of your binary packages

Occasionally you just want a bit of piece of mind about your server or Linux install. You may suspect there is somebody who has hacked your computer or even something changed by a package install that shouldn't have been. Heres a couple of ideas on how to do a quick 'health' check on he md5sum… Continue reading checking the checksums of your binary packages