Migration of Server & Swap Space

I noticed yesterday that my DigitalOcean monthly spend was a little more than I was expecting, turns out I have launched the wrong instance size when I last rebuilt my machine, so to save myself a few dollars a month I migrated the instance to a fresh server with a lower spec. By default DigitalOcean servers do not come with swap enabled, because of this you run the risk of oomkiller killing processes to try and keep the server accessible....

March 8, 2015 · 2 min · Russ Mckendrick

Backups

In my line of work one of the things you learn quickly is that there is no such thing as too many backups. Call me paranoid, but I would rather be spoilt for choice should the worst happen. So what backups do I have in place? Website While this website is nothing more than a place for me to dump my thoughts and various tech ramblings it does generate a small amount of traffic....

February 8, 2015 · 2 min · Russ Mckendrick