Create a Backup Server on Linux

How to create a backup server on Linux is just another quick and easy tutorial from Tufora.com that will guide you step by step to create in just a few minutes your own Linux backup server based on CentOS 7 operating system and also system storage manager (ssm) utility. Even if we are living in the age of Cloud technology with so many nice tools available out there like storage buckets, blob stores and many other trendy names some of us may still need to keep the data safe somewhere on premises. This could be due data sensitivity or maybe […]

Category: General | Published: 06/07/2018 | Updated: 05/11/2018

Create MySQL slave by cloning

In this tutorial called create MySQL slave by cloning we’ll try to guide you through a very detailed but in the same time simple process to create a MySQL slave, also known as MySQL replica, by using a fresh backup taken from an existing MySQL server referred here as MySQL master server. Assuming that our master database is 11TB large we’ll have to copy its data content from US, where the master server is located to another server located in a UK data centre, not quite an easy task with this amount of data or without using a costly commercial […]

Category: MySQL | Published: | Updated: 05/11/2018

MySQL GTID Replication Error

MySQL GTID replication error can happen unexpectedly for various reasons and as often as the classic master slave, circular or multi-master replication but in this short tutorial we will learn, step by step, how to skip MySQL GTID transaction error in order to keep in sync our MySQL slave server. Before we begin we need to say that all below steps were tested in a master-slave setup using MySQL 5.6 and MySQL 5.7, we think that this MySQL skipping transaction method detailed below can be easily applied even for newer MySQL versions like 8+. Please note that all below operations […]

Category: MySQL | Published: 28/06/2018 | Updated: 05/11/2018

Upgrade Kofax Kapow Tutorial

We all know that the upgrade process for Kapow Kofax has never been easy or somehow straight forward, it requires a bit of extra work to be done in order to make it functional. We are sure that you haven’t landed on this page by mistake and you’re not here to complain about the software itself. We know that the whole upgrading process can be a bit frustrating, no clear documentation is provided by Kofax or maybe a simple shell script that can facilitate the upgrade process. No forums or tutorials about this software or at least a troubleshooting guide. […]

Category: General | Published: 26/06/2018 | Updated: 09/05/2019

How to create partitions larger than 2TB in Linux

It’s well known that is impossible to create partitions larger than 2TB in Linux using the default utility fdisk that comes with most of Linux distros, at least for now. In this short tutorial we’ll learn how to create larger than 2TB partitions using parted utility instead of fdisk on CentOS Linux. Assuming that we have to add three new disks to a new fictive server called mydbhost that will be used for a MySQL service for example, being master, slave, standalone it doesn’t matter, all that we care is the partitioning bit. Installing parted utility We can start our […]

Category: General | Published: 04/06/2018 | Updated: 05/11/2018

How to install Elasticsearch 2.4 and OpenResty on CentOS 7

In this tutorial we’ll explain how to install and configure a three node Elasticsearch 2.4 cluster on CentOS 7. Also, we’ll learn how to install OpenResty that will provide a layer of security for our Elasticsearch cluster, Elasticsearch-HQ that will give us some nice metrics, Kopf plugin and of course Kibana. Why ES 2.4? Well it’s complicated but lets say we’ve choose 2.4 just because this particular version isn’t supported anymore by Elastic and some of you may be “forced” to use this version for a while until you redesign your software to comply with a newer version in terms […]

Category: Security | Published: 18/04/2018 | Updated: 05/11/2018