A New Years Resolution

So it’s been about two years since my last blog post. My new years resolution is to start blogging again about the different technologies and software I’m using in my current role. I am now a Systems Administrator at a Post Production house where my responsibilities include Networking, VMware, Information Security, VoIP, and anything else that comes up. The first big project coming up this in just a few weeks is one that I’m really excited about.

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How To Back Up a Data Container

My first post of 2016 is going to be a quick overview of how to use Data Containers and back them up. Getting Started Most of you are probably using a line such as -v /local/path/on/server:/var/lib/postgresql/data to store your data persistently. There is nothing wrong with this but I discovered when I needed to migrate everything from one docker server to another it was problematic so I learned about using Data Containers to store my data.

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Example Core Repository

Just wanted to get a quick post up with some examples for your Core Repository. This is based on code extracted from my current Puppet Environment and I will continue to add to it as I refactor my Puppetserver early next year. There are notes in the README file inside of the repository providing an overview of what is included. Feel free to contribute with pull requests if you have an examples you wish to share.

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iPad Management

So I figured I could at least squeeze one more post in this year even though it’s a little off topic from my Mac Management Series. I was tasked a few weeks ago with purchasing and deploying 10 tablets for use during our Regular weekend services as well as for Special Events. My desire was to have a setup that was easy to manage and have the tablets automatically Reset/Restore themselves to a preset configuration every time they are plugged back in.

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Basic Puppet Configuration

Configuration Overview So this is the second post about Puppet. I’m going to go through a brief overview deploying some configuration to your computer using Puppet. If you don’t already have Puppetserver running, please go back to my previous post Here to get up and running with Puppet. If you aren’t following from my previous post some of this will be different depending on your Environment but I will be continuing with the setup on the Docker Image that I’ve created.

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New Design

Just a quick post here. I’ve spent some time redesigning the website on Hugo because of some issues I was having with Octopress on my machine. Still working on a few small items, but if you find any issues hit me up on the MacAdmins Slack! Thanks!

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