Category Archives: System Administration

Adding Rails log rotation to Dreamhost (compiling your own logrotate)

(credit goes to Joey Geiger for the original Gist) Trying to use logrotate to rotate your Rails logs on Dreamhost?   You’ll need to roll your own copy of it.  Fortunately, the process isn’t too bad.  Let’s jump right into it. SSH to your host and run the following commands (read my notes below if […]

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Nagios and NConf on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

As of December 2011, NConf has released version 1.3.0 which changes the deployment methods for configs. Take a look at my NConf 1.3.0 upgrade guide! Have you been wondering about how to get Nagios and NConf setup on your Ubuntu server?  Well, I took some notes the last time around, and here they are, for […]

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Forwarding Yahoo! Mail to Gmail (For Free!)

I’ve got way too many email addresses. Free email accounts opened up as a teenager that I don’t want to get rid of because they hold some strange nostalgic value. Hotmail, Gmail, Yahoo…I’ve even got an account with RocketMail, which eventually became Yahoo! Mail. So consolidation is my other option.  I’m using Google Apps for […]

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