Bacula is an open-source network backup system released under the AGPL license. It’s available in the Ubuntu repositories.
As you may or may not know, Digitivity.org is hosted on Dreamhost. Anyway, they used to boot the operating system from the network to allow for centralized configuration.
Now, they’re moving to local OS’s, which requires rebooting their servers. This means a few minutes of downtime per website as the OS reboots.
There’s a way you can get a custom RSS feed of the problems affecting just the servers you’re on.
I wrote the other day about social media backup with a new service called Backupify.
These days many people prefer to have their applications in the cloud, instead of hosting them by themselves.
For example, people who use Gmail prefer accessing e-mail through a web browser instead of downloading their e-mail and viewing it with an e-mail program.
But what happens if Google loses your e-mail? The answer, for some, might be Backupify, a new cloud backup service.
The technology blog, TechCrunch–which runs on WordPress, was hacked for the second time in 24 hours.
It’s unclear who exactly it was that did the hacking, or how they did it.
But what is clear is that you should take the following basic precautions on your own WordPress blog: