25 web-sources for Operations Engineering

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Information in the world of information! Text data in the world of data! Such subjects – the best friends for us and the best enemies at the same time. I recently surprised I hold so many articles and Linux guides about tools I still don’t use. Data juggling is going to be one of the most important qualities of contemporary human. Even more handy than stubbornness and work speed.

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Infrastructure from scratch. Part 5. Backup.

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I`d compare backups with meditation on human body. You don’t actually see the benefits, but in long term backups keep you healthy. Because they verify your infrastructure have reserve sources. Meditation helps to overcome the hardest moments of your life throwing out dirty thoughts. The clear backup similarly helps engineer to go through some kind of disasters. Even disasters we couldn’t guess before it was happened.

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Watch AWS resources logs in Kibana

It’s easy to manage Amazon solutions which don’t require any special operations skill. Set load balancer, speed up content delivery with Cloudfront, store enormous amounts of data in S3 in 2 clicks. But what if we wish to get into the bottom about idea how do they all work? Do they work right in our case?

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Infrastructure from scratch. Part 3. Monitoring

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Keep going with infrastructure improvement, I stayed some time on monitoring issue. Generally monitoring is inseparable component of DevOps workflow. It allows to clearly control each subject of maintained service.

Monitoring work is interesting as well as complicated. This field, like database, doesn’t have ready solutions for any kind of project. For each situation you have to figure out what metrics are special and what graphs you must check at first.

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Cheatsheet: database shell commands

In first steps young DBA can greedily soak up all kinds of database knowledges: as RDBMS as NoSQL. We’re realising things like how table index works, how to optimize memory caching, write triggers and procedurs etc.. But we still can forget a simple command to create user or show tables list. Also we can get stuck when switching from MySQL to PostgreSQL or whatever else, cause command syntax is different.

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