SHIPS Password Rotation

As explained on the website “unique and rotated local super user or administrator passwords for environments where it is not possible or not appropriate to disable these local accounts“. I tested as a proof of concept how to: setup a SHIPS server on CentOS7 configure SHIPS folder and ACL’s for…

POC of drdb replication

My notes of a quick drdb test… The Distributed Replicated Block Device (DRBD) provides a networked version of data mirroring, classified under the redundant array of independent disks (RAID) taxonomy as RAID-1. Showing status, add a file and check target… After initial sync: Create filesystem and some data: Switch roles…

zfsbackup-go test with minio server

Recording my test with zfsbackup-go. While I am playing around with backup/DR/object storage I also compared the concept here with a previous test around restic/rclone/object storage. In general ZFS snapshot and replication should work much better with file systems containing huge numbers of files. Most solutions struggle with millions of…

OCI Bucket Delete Fail

If you have trouble deleting an object storage bucket in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure you may have to clear old multipart uploads. The message may look something like this: Bucket named ‘DR-Validation’ has pending multipart uploads. Stop all multipart uploads first. At the time the only way I could do this…

Boto3 DynamoDB Create Table BillingMode

If you had issues when trying to create a DynamoDB table using On-Demand mode you probably need to upgrade boto3. I was using the apt repository version of python3-boto3 (1.4.2) and getting this message below. Unknown parameter in input: “BillingMode”, must be one of: AttributeDefinitions, TableName, KeySchema, LocalSecondaryIndexes, GlobalSecondaryIndexes, ProvisionedThroughput,…