FreeBSD Sendmail Smarthost

Updating sendmail can feel likc a arduous task, but if you do it properly, it is safe and easy.

Installing rbenv on Mac OS X

rbenv is one of the two major version managers for Ruby. I really enjoy its simplistic approach and clean implementation.

PostgreSQL Fault Tolerance

Before we get started I want to go over what it means to be highly available/fault tolerant. To have a pair of machines (the minimum!) in a cluster that provides redundency to a service or set of services. High availability is usually accomplished by a cluster framework like the one we will be using in this post. That being said there are a lot of tutorials online that show a partial implementation of this setup. My objective here is to have a more complete resource in one place. That said, this post still only scratches the surface of what you can do with Pacemaker/CoroSync.

Puppet Fault Tolerance

Puppet is an infrastructure and configuration management toolset that no only unifies the management of multiple machines across multiple platforms. It allows for knowledge sharing, elimination of repetition, increase portability of configurations because it is platform agnostic. This is done by overlaying a domain-specific language (DSL) on top that can be shared across multiple systems, platforms, and architectures.

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