How to install and configure Monit – powerful, free, and proactive Linux monitoring

What is Monit? The simplest way of describing the value Monit is that it is a powerful monitoring tool, which can take action in the event of failures or alerts. Monit is able to keep an eye on processes, files (size, permissions, checksum), the system (CPU, RAM, Load), as well as protocols (HTTP, FTP, SMTP, […]

Backing up data on AWS EC2 Micro instances using the CrashPlan headless Linux client

I’ve been using a combination of scripts to do local backups on my Amazon EC2 micro instance I use to serve this website – AutoMySQL Backup and some cron jobs which ran rsync for various paths on a rotation. For example: This is frankly a pretty lazy way to do it. I’m not protected at […]