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Add A Drive to Linux and Encrypt It

Monday April 10, 2017

We’re going to be featuring encrypted removable backups on Category5 Technology TV, and here’s a quick list of the steps we’ll be using to prepare the hard drive. Everything we’re about to do requires running terminal as root. In Debian, …

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I hosted an episode of The Pixel Shadow!

Monday March 6, 2017

I’m so not a gamer, but over the weekend I got the fun chance to record an episode of The Pixel Shadow with me as host. It was a blast to share some of the things I’ve learned about Minetest in …

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Backup your NEMS 1.1+ configuration files automatically

Thursday November 10, 2016

One of the worst things that can happen to your NEMS deployment is having your SD card fail. So keeping a current backup of your NEMS configuration is a smart idea. Your NEMS Migrator snapshots are always accessible at http://NEMSIP/backup/ …

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Setting up NRPE on Windows for NEMS

Thursday November 10, 2016

NRPE Grab the latest Windows client at https://www.nsclient.org/download/ Install the client with the following settings: Select to install the “Generic mode” NSClient++. Choose “Complete installation” and if asked, choose to save config to ini file. Under “Allowed Hosts” it should read 127.0.0.1,NEMSIP (where …

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NEMS Migrator: NEMS 1.0 to 1.1

Wednesday November 9, 2016

Thanks for being an early-adopter of NEMS! It’s been exciting to see this project really catching on, and I endeavor to make it the best it can be. Your suggestions along the way have helped me focus on some great …

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NEMS Migrator: Restore

Wednesday November 9, 2016

If you’ve deployed NEMS v1.1, you’ll notice there is a new NEMS Migrator tool. This allows you to export/backup your NEMS configuration (backup.nems) as well as import a previous backup (through the Restore option). The NEMS Migrator’s backup and restore …

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Installing the Nagios NRPE Client Agent on Debian / Ubuntu

Tuesday November 8, 2016

The Nagios Remote Plugin Executor (NRPE) allows your Nagios Enterprise Monitoring Server to communicate with the Linux machines on your server to determine things like free disk space, CPU load, and detect possible issues that a simple ping can’t determine. …

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Category5 TV Network license changed.

Friday October 21, 2016

For the past 9 years, all Category5 TV Network programming has been licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Canada. In an effort to ensure both our own protection from the commercial reuse of our freely available content as well as …

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Backup a Linux machine with LVM Snapshots and rdiff-backup

Wednesday July 20, 2016

Here is the completed script I wrote on Episode 461. Make sure you check out the full episode for details on how to make this work for you. [crayon-58fa288c03d8d851497164/] And of course, here is the episode:


Drone Zone Skill Rating

Wednesday July 13, 2016

With The Drone Zone about to take flight, I wanted a way to rate the skill level required (or rather, recommended) for each drone we review. The purpose is so viewers can gauge during a review, from the DZSR (Drone …

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