Salient Dev and Salty Ops
Some dude reads a 6-year old book, and publishes an article
in ops · Fri 21 March 2014
PIGZ - Parallel Implementation of GZip
in ops · Thu 20 February 2014
Set it and forget it mysql backups. Just remember to test recovery.
in ops · Sat 01 February 2014
An example of using the flock(1) command to wrap shell scripts in an advisory lock.
rolling out openvpn across our infrastructure
I need to know how it is behaving, if I can trust it for production workflows, logging, etc.
inventory_processes_perf += [
( ['!ping'], ALL_HOSTS, "openvpn", "/usr/sbin/openvpn", GRAB_USER, 1, 1, 1, 1),
That one line of configuration appended to inventory_process_perf gives us:
in ops · Thu 23 January 2014
Configure openvpn keys on the fly using salt, pillar, and a little bash.
in ops · Wed 15 January 2014
Our tools are pretty good at logging everything they do. None of them log anything when they croak.
in ops · Sun 15 December 2013