Installing NodeJS on Ubuntu 14.04

Installing NodeJS on an installation of Ubuntu Server 14.04 is fairly straight forward but most tutorials I’ve found gloss over some details that I constantly run into any time I install it so I thought I’d clarify the procedure that I had to follow to get it installed successfully. Run the following commands to install NodeJS and NPM sudo apt-get install …

Creating an Ubuntu backup server with AMANDA – sort of…

I was recently tasked with looking at a few different solutions to backup business critical servers at my work. We were using Acronis and it was working perfectly but we were about to expand and would require a lot more licenses so it seemed to make sense to look at open source solutions. We decided to take a punt on …

Notifications with Icinga2

Now that I’ve set up Icinga2 and Icingaweb2 using the guide here, I wanted to get notifications working as I don’t want to be sitting looking at a dashboard all day long! On previous installations (icinga v1), I had installed ssmtp to send emails from a specific email address. This time around, I thought I’d just try and send email …

System Monitoring with Icinga2

I’ve been using Icinga2 to monitor some servers we have at work for a little while now but I’ve never really got into it properly. The time has come to setup some proper monitoring for our infrastructure so I figured I’d document it properly to help anyone with the problems I had. The instructions that are given on the icinga …