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I love Splunk for log aggregation and searching through it. It’s a great tool that comes is various versions http://www.splunk.com/view/free-vs-enterprise/SP-CAAAE8W  including a limited free cloud based version https://www.splunkstorm.com. I use the because of it ease, compression and security when sending my logs over. There is a nice guide on how to install and use the Splunkstorm forwarder.  http://docs.splunk.com/Documentation/Storm/latest/User/Setupauniversalforwarderonnix However, to make it autostart by itself rather than having to write something myself to get it running at a reboot you have to: /opt/splunkforwarder/bin/splunk enable boot-start That will create a start script in /etc/init.d. Happy Splunking Related posts: (Obsolete) CentOS 6.x / Nginx / Zpanel: Install Zpanel with Nginx on Centos 6.x server (and a few additional modules) VPS : Basic checks for performance of a VPS and or a Server NagiosXI: Install on CentOS 6.x in an OpenVZ container CentOS / RedHat: Quick Network Bonding eth0 and eth1 Import MySQL […]

There is more than one way to check the performance available on a VPS Server but I go for a 1st quick shot to test if something is falling over. All I one Script: The Guys @ freevps.us offer a script that does it all or you. Host info , Download Speed Test , and disk IO. Give it a try, it does help you quick and dirty to get some results. wget freevps.us/downloads/bench.sh -O – -o /dev/null | bash VPS Upload and Download Speed: Quick check to see your up and downstream speed for the VPS. wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/sivel/speedtest-cli/master/speedtest_cli.py speedtest_cli.py –share IO (also covered by the all in one script): To get a brief feeling about IO capabilities of a VPS you could use dd if=/dev/zero of=test bs=64k count=16k conv=fdatasync;rm test 16384+0 records in 16384+0 records out 1073741824 bytes (1.1 GB) copied, 9.91105 s, 108 MB/s Some com­monly accepted aver­ages […]

I recently switched to backwpup to backup my wordpress sites. Its a nice handy tool to make and sql dump a wordpress xml export zips its all up and uploads to dropbox. What else would anyone want ? you can find the free version of it here. https://wordpress.org/plugins/backwpup/ So in the case of a migration or restore I unzip the file in its new home and have to load the databasedump.sql back into the database. Presuming I have setup a database and a user with the appropriate permissions its just mysql -u username -p -h localhost databasename < databasedump.sql And thats pretty much it. The data is in the database. Related posts: RedHat / Centos 6.x: Upgrade or install MySQL 5.6 (fixed again) Centos: How to make splunkstorm forwarder autostart at boot. VPS : Basic checks for performance of a VPS and or a Server RedHat 6.x / Centos 6.x: How to install in […]

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