Linux · Server

ufw service not loading after a reboot


I have a Ubuntu 18.04 server running ufw (Uncomplicated Firewall) and Docker. Docker relies on iptables-persistent, which is an interface to a much more powerful and complicated firewall that many people would rather avoid. The problem here is that ufw and iptables-persistent are both ways for creating the same firewall. On my server, only one… Continue reading ufw service not loading after a reboot

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backup · Linux · MySQL

Backup your MySQL/MariaDB database easily using Percona XtraBackup


Over the years I have looked around for easy to use MySQL database backup tools that I can quickly and reliably automate. I've tried many unsatisfactory solutions but finally I have found something I am happy with, Perscona's XtraBackup. Unfortunately for Windows users this is a Linux only solution. Percona is an enterprise focused database company with… Continue reading Backup your MySQL/MariaDB database easily using Percona XtraBackup

Linux · Server

Implement a SFTP Service for Ubuntu/Debian with a chroot’ed, isolated file directory.


In this entry, I will explain how to install and setup an SFTP service in an Ubuntu or Debian Linux server. SFTP (Secure File Transfer Protocol) is an extension of the SSH (Secure SHell protocol) which is for secure remote access into systems. Despite its name, SFTP is not an extension to the 1985 FTP… Continue reading Implement a SFTP Service for Ubuntu/Debian with a chroot’ed, isolated file directory.