Cloud Services / Hosting Category

Transfer Google Drive and photos between accounts

I ended up finally transferring everything from my old gmail.com based Google account over to my custom domain Google account. I have been running them in parallel for ages switching between them to access different services. I read a number of blog posts and forum discussions on how to do this, also took a look […]

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Windows: Set DNS and add to domain from command line

Just got 18 virtual servers delivered from a private cloud supplier. Since none of them are joined to our domain I need to access them one by one and set them up. After they are joined to the domain it’s easier to manage them. So I wanted a quick way to add our internal DNS […]

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Google Compute Engine: Monitor disk usage with Stackdriver

Setting up monitoring of your cloud servers are not only useful to get alerts when a server goes down or run out of disk. It’s also very good to have historical data over performance metrics when troubleshooting issues. In this post I cover the basic setup and issues you can run into using Stackdriver for […]

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AWS EC2 Linux: Simple backup script

I have a small EC2 box running a couple of WordPress sites. To back them up I wrote a quick bash script that dumps out the databases and also zips up all the files. This script is running daily, the amount of disc space doesn’t really matter since the sites are really small. If you […]

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AWS EC2 Linux: Enable SSH password logon

Amazon AWS EC2 instances are by default secured with ssh certificates. This is great for security until you need to provide a UAT duplicate for an external user or developer. You don’t want to share your certificate with them and setting up a new one is more work than this quick fix. The security isn’t […]

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Amazon EC2 Linux – Add additional volumes

EBS Mappings

Adding additional storage to your Amazon EC2 instance have several advantages. You can select the right storage type for the use. Why use a fast SSD backed volume for storing nightly backups instead of magnetic storage, that ar slower but come at a much lower price. First you need to provision storage and assign it […]

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Amazon AWS EC2 Linux Swapfile

The Amazon EC2 Linux instances comes without swap. Sooner or later this will be a problem with service hangups or crashes as a result because you run out of memory. I found a lot of instructions on the web about how to add a swap file but no one takes the storage into concern and you may […]

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Google Code Project Home Page: Tips & Tricks

When I was updating the home page for Picasa Web Downloader on Google Code I found two things that might interest others! 🙂 Paypal Donation Buttons I found more written on the subject then about any other issue on Google Code markup. I have to say that there is a really easy way! Just create […]

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Google Code “Get started” is wrong

I was fixing with my project on Google code and as I remembered it you could have a download tab for compressed files with releases and so on. But I couldn’t find the download tab, I referred to the  “Getting started guide” for Google Code and there it was, a reference to the downloads tab! […]

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Get all from Spotify

I have been checking peoples Spotify settings whenever I get access to there computers for service and stuff like that. And almost all people don’t get all they can from Spotify. Most of the computers I checked uses the premium version, the free version isn’t much fun anymore with all the limitations. If you have […]

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