Today I've seen something strange in Bacula reports. A host which was supposed to be scheduled for an Incremental backup asked for a tape from the Full backup pool.

How's that? Full backups happens on the first Wednesday of the month, which is tomorrow!

I've just published Compassh, an OpenSSH add-on to help you manage all your connections. Compassh is very useful if you:

  • have a lot of private networks reachable through public "ssh gateways"
  • have a lot of private networks with the same addressing scheme
  • have a lot of private services unreachable from the outside that you must access from everywhere
  • you need some kind of VPN-like service but can't install OpenVPN or don't have root privileges

If you are in any of those situations, or just want to have some fun experimenting with OpenSSH, give Compassh a chance. You can find it here.

One of the worst nightmares of every system administrator is to be unaware of intruders. We tend to believe that our servers have not been violated until some kind of evidence, usually of the worst kind, catches our attention.

Well, the backup software Bacula can be, quite surprising in the first place, our allied.

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