20 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Backup

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 1 month ago.
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MongoDB Backup Free Usage Tier Announced . We're pleased to introduce the free usage tier to MongoDB Management Service ( MMS) . MMS Backup provides point-in-time recovery for replica sets and consistent snapshots for sharded systems with minimal performance impact. Start backing up today at mms.mongodb.com .

BlueStripe FactFinder Express is the ultimate tool for server monitoring and solving performance problems. Monitor URL response times and …

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Backup locks

Enter the backup locks feature. The following 3 new SQL statements have been introduced in Percona Server:

LOCK TABLES FOR BACKUP

LOCK BINLOG FOR BACKUP

UNLOCK BINLOG

LOCK TABLES FOR BACKUP

Quoting the documentation page from the manual:

LOCK TABLES FOR BACKUP uses a new MDL lock type to block updates to non-transactional tables and DDL statements for all tables. More specifically, if there's an active LOCK TABLES FOR BACKUP lock, all DDL statements …

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By Todd Hoff of High Scalability 1 month ago.
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MongoDB Backup Free Usage Tier Announced . We're pleased to introduce the free usage tier to MongoDB Management Service ( MMS) . MMS Backup provides point-in-time recovery for replica sets and consistent snapshots for sharded systems with minimal performance impact. Start backing up today at mms.mongodb.com .

BlueStripe FactFinder Express is the ultimate tool for server monitoring and solving performance problems. Monitor URL response times and …

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By Bill Karwin of MySQL Performance Blog 2 months ago.
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…suggest you read a white paper Percona has published on " MySQL Backup and Recovery Best Practices ."

Q: Is there a list of measurable indicators of performance somewhere?

A good tool to help you monitor many performance indicators is Percona Monitoring Plugins . This works with popular open-source monitoring frameworks like Cacti and Zabbix .

Q: How does most of this apply to Amazon's RDS? Not having direct root access seems like …

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By Hongli Lai of Phusion Corporate Blog 5 months ago.
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Backup services provided by the hosting provider can be expensive.

Until a few years ago, bandwidth was relatively expensive, making backing up the entire harddisk to a remote storage service an unviable option for those with a tight budget.

And finally, do you trust that the storage provider will not read or tamper with your data?

Enter Duplicity and S3

Duplicity is a tool for creating incremental, encrypted backups. "Incremental" means that each backup only stores …

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On carpeaqua by Justin Williams 6 months ago.
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iPhone Backup Extractor - When doing iPhone support, it is sometimes beneficial to get a copy of the user's data and preferences. Using this application, it's fairly easy for the user to handle on their end.

Kaleidoscope - I have never been a fan of the bundled merging tools with Xcode. Kaleidoscope is vital to my workflow when running diffs on my Git commits. The new version of Kaleidoscope that was released by Black Pixel last year is fantastic.

Library …

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By Klampaeckel of till's blog 1 year ago.
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Backup everything

Whatever you find and use — make a copy of it and put it on Amazon S3 or the local network. With larger teams even a local Ubuntu mirror (or whatever you use) can come in handy.

This includes base boxes, packages, etc.. Nothing is more annoying than waking up and not being able to bootstrap your VMs because someone decided to remove something in order to force you to upgrade.

Don't dumb it down!

Typically, PHP applications are developed on a single host …

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On scie.nti.st 1 year ago.
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See the Portal , click on the Backup Space service, and then click the link to submit an SSH key.

Install duplicity: sudo apt-get install duplicity

Perform backup (using rsync method): $ sudo -H duplicity --no-encryption \ --exclude /mnt --exclude /tmp --exclude /proc --exclude /sys \ / rsync://johndoe@backup01.cust.arpnetworks.com//home/johndoe

backup01.cust.arpnetworks.com is one of our backup servers. If the Portal lists a different server for you, use …

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On carpeaqua by Justin Williams over 1 year ago.
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iPhone Backup Extractor - When doing iPhone support, it is sometimes beneficial to get a copy of the user's data and preferences. Using this application, it's fairly easy for the user to handle on their end.

Library Inspector - There have been a few times I've wanted to see what was in a static library.

MindNode Pro - I'm a recent convert to mind mapping and use it to sketch out software releases, blog posts and presentations rather than OmniOutliner

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By Peter Cooper of Ruby Inside over 1 year ago.
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Engineer - Experienced / Senior [ New York City]

Ruby Test Automation/DevOps Engineer at Highwinds [ Winter Park, Florida]

Last but not least..

Dumper: Cloud Database Backup Service for Rails

A (paid) service that hooks into your Rails app and provides cloud-based backup. Has a free trial though.

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