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System design examples and resources, including example interview questions
architecture  design  sysadmin 
july 2018 by barryf
> rtop is an interactive, remote system monitoring tool based on SSH
monitoring  ssh  server  sysadmin 
september 2015 by barryf
An open-source service monitoring system and time series database.
monitoring  opensource  sysadmin 
february 2015 by barryf
A collection of useful .htaccess snippets
apache  htaccess  server  sysadmin 
february 2015 by barryf
Trey Piepmeier's Solutions Log
A collection of handy sysadmin-y tasks
sysadmin  server  hosting 
december 2014 by barryf
"Track exceptions with modern error logging for JavaScript, Python, Ruby, Java, and Node.js". Alternative to Airbrake?
monitoring  logging  sysadmin  error 
july 2014 by barryf
AWS Elastic Beanstalk for Docker
You can now have Elastic Beanstalk provision, monitor and load balance Docker images.
amazon  was  docker  elasticbeanstalk  loadbalance  server  sysadmin 
april 2014 by barryf
SSD Cloud Server, VPS Server, Simple Cloud Hosting
vps  hosting  server  sysadmin  cloud 
march 2014 by barryf
Web Hosting For App Developers –
I especially like the advice on backing up databases via slaves.
hosting  server  sysadmin  database  replication  app 
march 2014 by barryf
Google Apps toolbox
Google Apps Toolbox is a collection of tools which could be used to debug 'Google Apps'.
googleapps  sysadmin  setup  email 
july 2013 by barryf
Server Density
Server and application monitoring and cloud management
server  monitoring  sysadmin 
may 2013 by barryf
a tool for analyzing memcache get traffic
memcache  sysadmin 
december 2012 by barryf
Scalable distributed monitoring system for high-performance computing systems such as clusters
monitoring  sysadmin  cluster  linux 
october 2012 by barryf
Metrics-Driven Engineering at Etsy
A fantastic insight into Etsy's ops/engineering teams and how they bake metrics collection and monitoring into everything they do
dev  operations  devops  sysadmin  ganglia  graphite  etsy  monitoring  metrics  via:timblair 
june 2012 by barryf
Ideal ops checklist
"In a perfect world, where things are done well, not just quickly, I would expect to find the following when joining your company..."
operations  bestpractices  sysadmin  devops  via:timblair 
june 2012 by barryf
Query analysis tool for Redis, built by Instagram developers
instagram  sysadmin  monitor  redis 
may 2012 by barryf
You should Heroku
Advocacy for bootstrapping with Heroku and avoiding sysadmin tasks for as long as you can
sysadmin  hosting  bootstrap  python  heroku 
february 2012 by barryf
Giving away the secrets of 99.3% email delivery
How 37signals send their transactional email themselves
sysadmin  37signals  email 
january 2012 by barryf
Monitor APIs with scripted, multi-step tests. Reporting, analysis and alerting. Used by Twitter for their API.
monitoring  server  statistics  performance  uptime  sysadmin  hosting 
december 2011 by barryf
Moving from SVN to Git in 1,000 easy steps!
The story of Etsy's move from Subversion to git for their 80-strong dev team.
git  svn  subversion  versioncontrol  etsy  git-svn  migration  sysadmin 
december 2011 by barryf
Phone call and SMS alerts for monitoring a live system. Includes rotas and scheduling.
monitoring  sysadmin  sms  alerts  phone 
december 2011 by barryf
The Netflix Simian Army
"Chaos Monkey" - tool that randomly disable production instances to ensure failover kicks in without service degradation - and other monkeys
chaosmonkey  operations  service  sysadmin 
november 2011 by barryf
Yes, You Can Run 18 Static Sites on a 64MB Link-1 VPS
Squeeze more performance out of a VPS - worthwhile tips and advice even if you have a bigger server
sysadmin  performance  vps  server  optimisation 
june 2011 by barryf
More concurrency on a single Heroku dyno with the new Celadon Cedar stack
Up to four processes on one dyno with Rails and even more with something lighter like Sinatra
unicorn  ruby  rails  heroku  sysadmin 
june 2011 by barryf
Radish: Dig Deep Into Redis
Redis analysis and monitoring service that uses a daemon to break down frequency of commands/keys/namespaces, averages, memory usage, etc.
redis  radish  monitoring  sysadmin  analytics 
june 2011 by barryf
Nuts & Bolts: Potpourri
37Signals chose ServerCentral to co-lo their infrastructure
server  hosting  37signals  colo  sysadmin 
march 2011 by barryf
iWantMyName - Simple Domain Name Registrar
Full DNS control and setup guides for popular web services like Tumblr
dns  registrar  domain  sysadmin 
march 2011 by barryf
That’s Not a Memory Leak, It’s Bloat
Detecting inefficiencies in Rails apps, in particular with ActiveRecord
activerecord  bloat  rails  sysadmin  scaling  performance  work 
december 2009 by barryf
Open source high availability clustering software for server redundancy
raid  ha  drbd  sysadmin  cluster  redundancy  opensource 
october 2009 by barryf
Perl memcached interrogator that outputs in a top-like format
memcached  top  perl  sysadmin  debug 
october 2009 by barryf
Configuration management using "code not by running commands"
chef  configuration  automation  tool  sysadmin  hosting  work  infrastructure 
august 2009 by barryf
Support Details | Tech support anger management
Displays your OS, browser, IP, Javascript status and more. Very handy for remote tech support (via @ioptics)
techsupport  sysadmin  support  useful  server  admin 
july 2009 by barryf
Post-push Git hook management tool. Auto deploy apps after pushing.
hook  git  push  deploy  rails  sysadmin 
june 2009 by barryf
Peeping into memcached
Find out what's happening under the memcached covers. With examples on how to buld load the data into MySQL for analysis.
peep  memcached  analysis  ptrace  mysql  sysadmin 
april 2009 by barryf
xtrabackup-0.3, binaries and stream backup
Hot backup InnoDB databases to a remote box via a stream
mysql  backup  innodb  stream  dba  sysadmin  work  database 
march 2009 by barryf
Jet Profiler for MySQL
Java desktop MySQL profiler using native commands such as SHOW PROCESSLIST
java  database  debug  profiler  optimisation  dba  sysadmin  monitoring  mysql 
march 2009 by barryf
Aptana Cloud
Integrates Aptana's Eclipse-based IDE with a cloud hosting environment on Joyent. Supports PHP, Rails. Monitoring tools too.
cloud  aptana  eclipse  hosting  dev  php  rails  sysadmin  work 
march 2009 by barryf
Web Server Check
Find other domains associated with your IP/domain (eg shared hosting)
hosting  reverse  ip  domain  server  sysadmin  web 
december 2008 by barryf
Perl script that suggets improvements to your MySQL config
mysql  mysqltuner  optimise  performance  database  perl  dba  sysadmin  work 
december 2008 by barryf
Things Caches Do
Many things I didn't know, including how to use last-modified and etag cache validators.
cache  etag  proxy  sysadmin  server  scaling  architecture  rest  http  web 
november 2008 by barryf
Is scheduled downtime okay?
Opinions on what consitutes downtime and how much is acceptable
downtime  uptime  sysadmin  sla  server  opinion  business  work 
november 2008 by barryf
Code: Flickr Developer Blog » Counting
RRDTool/Ganglia for analysis at Flickr. Counts to a log over UDP.
sysadmin  rrdtool  graph  udp  rrd  chart  flickr  monitoring  stats  metrics 
november 2008 by barryf
Load Testing With Log Replay
Describes how to use HTTPerf and Apache log files to simulate real activity on a site when load testing. Rails focused, but should be applicable elsewhere
rails  httperf  benchmarking  sysadmin  performance  testing  http  dev  loadtesting 
november 2008 by barryf
WebDAV on Apache
Configuring WebDAV in Apache guide. Handy for iCal
webdav  apache  tutorial  calendar  ical  web  sysadmin 
august 2008 by barryf
Capistrano-like deployment tool. Uses Python
python  capistrano  deployment  sysadmin 
july 2008 by barryf
APC (Alternative Page Cache)
Caches PHP opcode into memory to stop the need for compilation on each request
php  cache  accelerator  apc  performance  scaling  dev  server  sysadmin 
may 2008 by barryf
Free DNS, Static DNS, Dynamic DNS, URL Redirection
dns  free  hosting  internet  network  domain  static  url  redirect  dev  server  sysadmin 
may 2008 by barryf
"Munin the monitoring tool surveys all your computers and remembers what it saw. It presents all the information in graphs through a web interface."
munin  monitoring  sysadmin  network  server  visualisation  graph  chart  web  dev 
april 2008 by barryf
Deploying Rails Applications on Mac OS X Leopard
Has some Leopard Server specific stuff, but may be useful nonetheless
deployment  leopard  mac  rails  server  sysadmin  work 
march 2008 by barryf
The Spread Toolkit
Messaging system, as used by
messaging  distributed  network  spread  opensource  sysadmin  server 
march 2008 by barryf
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