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Backup MySQL databases, web server files to a FTP server automatically

This is a simple backup solution for people who run their own web server and MySQL server on a dedicated box or VPS. Most dedicated hosting provider provides the backup service using NAS or FTP servers. These service providers will hook you to their redundant centralized storage array over private VLAN.

The main advantage of using FTP or NAS backup is a protection from data loss. You can also generate a shell script as per your setup.

Gentoo Portage secrets

Gentoo Linux is perhaps the most-used source-based Linux distribution. One secret to its success is the powerful and handy Portage package management system. While Gentoo comes with extensive documentation covering most aspects of using Portage, the techniques described in Gentoo's handbook and other documentation are not always the most effective ones. Here are some insider tips that can greatly increase your productivity.

If copyright won’t work, try copyleft

New Delhi - If copyright does not work, try copyleft! This is the theme of a meeting here this month on which the corporate world, social activists and government officials would wrack their brains.

AMD64 on nVidia mainboards

Debian Developer Erich Schubert built a new and relatively cheap computer for his father, and he reports that he ran into problems with sound on that nForce-based motherboard.

Novell renames community edition OpenSuse

No less than a year after Novell announced plans to create OpenSuse.org as a home for its free community edition Linux OS it finally gets around to renaming the free product OpenSuse, apparently to clear up any misunderstandings.

SCALE 5x Calls For Papers

Preparing for its 5th annual event,SCALE 5x, the Southern California Linux Expo hasissued a call for papers. SCALE 5x will be held on Feb 10-11, 2007 at the Los Angeles Airport Westin. Past speakers have included Chris Dibona, Jon"maddog" Hall, and Andrew Morton. If you are working on an interesting open-source / Linux related project, or just want to address the community SCALE welcomes you to submit a presentation proposal.

Red Hat ramps up JBoss support

Red Hat is on an engineer recruitment spree to boost the support operation for JBoss and drive measured growth for its open source applications business.

Nagios 2.5 and Oreon 1.3 (Nagios web front end) installation with screenshots

  • debianhelp.co.uk; By debianhelp.co.uk (Posted by gg234 on Aug 11, 2006 2:26 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Debian
Nagios 2.5 and Oreon 1.3 (Nagios web front end) installation with screenshots

Linux-based device server sprouts USB interface

SSV is shipping a version of its Linux-based industrial device server with a USB interface. The IGW/920 (Industrial Gateway 920) comes with Linux 2.6 preinstalled, and can be used to remotely control or monitor devices with serial or USB interfaces, SSV says.

More mylo deets emerge, Linux is under the hood

Now that we've recovered from the initial surprise of Sony's mylo announcement, we're starting to get a few more details on its functionality.

Apple FCU Selects Comodo To Deliver Anti- Phishing Protection To ...

New patent pending technology provides revolutionary ability to verify site identity with a touch of the mouse

[This probably should be picked apart at Groklaw or PubPat. Software patents affect all software development. -- grouch]

Software detects difference between shampoo and explosives

  • LinuxWorld.com.au; By Elizabeth Montalbano (Posted by liz on Aug 11, 2006 12:16 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Humor
Under airport security x-rays, a bottle of shampoo bears a real resemblance to a bomb - so much so that technology has been developed to tell the two apart.

Linux Networx Bundles Scali Software with Supersystems

Scali, a provider of Linux clustering software, and Linux Networx have announced a partnership to bundle Scali MPI Connect with Linux Networx Supersystems. Linux Networx supercomputing architects and the Scali performance team are performance-optimizing Linux Supersystems to power popular industry applications and custom codes. Early benchmarks show more than 3X increases in total application throughput in custom codes with greater than 20 percent improvement in industrial applications.

'Exchange killers' are successfully stalking Microsoft messaging

A few years ago, small open source-based companies that dared to challenge Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Notes in the corporate email and collaboration server marketplace got "David challenges Goliath, isn't that special?" stories written about them. Now, open source messaging and collaboration software providers are a normal part of the IT business landscape. And, according to OpenXchange Executive Vice President of Marketing Strategy Dan Kusnetzky, their products' acceptance is increasing steadily -- and not just among hard-core GNU/Linux and open source devotees.

Novell CTO defends 'unstable' Xen claims

Novell chief technology officer (CTO) Markus Rex has hit back at criticism the company included an "unstable" Xen virtualisation environment in its new Linux server, pointing to support from hardware partners.

The new platform maze

I own an old, quite customised Thinkpad a21m laptop, which I still use intensively when I’m out of town: with 256 Mb of RAM, a 750 MHz Pentium 3 chip and a 1024x768 screen running off an ATI chip, I can run pretty much all recent GNU/Linux distros around. I also have built a nice living-room warmer based off an Athlon64 X2 3800+ with a big, fat hard disk and more RAM than you can shake a stick at (well, almost). Is there a problem here?

If I tell you that I need to download ten (10) different CD images to install both according to their specificities, maybe you’ll get it.

Free software to keep you away from stealing

Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) which widely used among software developers as well as computer users was yesterday highlighted as a solution for Buddhist who would prefer to protect the five precepts.

First maintenance update for Ubuntu Dapper Drake takes flight

The Ubuntu team announced the release of Ubuntu 6.06.1 Long Term Support (LTS) today, the first maintenance release of "Dapper Drake." The 6.06.1 release contains more than 300 updates since the first release of Dapper Drake.

Is GNU/Linux Really Replacing Windows?

LXer Feature: 11-Aug-2006

Don Parris' straw poll about replacing Windows with GNU/Linux on a couple of distribution listservs has taken on a whole life of its own in the Ubuntu Users forum. Are people really replacing Windows with GNU/Linux systems? What hardware and software issues prevent people from ditching Windows altogether? Should Microsoft be worried?

Gnu Classpath 0.92 "Bling! Bling!"

This is the first release that has a full graphics 2D implemenation based on Cairo enabled by default. This enables the use of applications like JEdit, FlickrBackup and JFreeChart out of the box.

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