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Back up your server to Backblaze B2 with Duplicity

Back up your server to Backblaze B2 with Duplicity

Amazon S3 has been around for more than ten years now and I have been happily using it for offsite backups of my servers for a long time. Backblaze’s cloud backup service has been around for about the same length of time and I have […]

A systemd unit file for Play Framework

A systemd unit file for Play Framework

New for Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus) is systemd which replaces Upstart as the default init system. systemd basics The basic object that systemd manages is the unit which can be of different types but when it comes to running our Play app we will need […]

VirtualBox

VirtualBox

One the very few things that I need Windows for now is JavaME development. The Netbeans mobility pack runs under Linux but unfortunately all the manufacturers’ emulators require Windows. So now that I have sold my Windows laptop I needed some other way of running […]