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Archive for September, 2010

Splitting up a PDF file

by on Sep.30, 2010, under Boring

If you have colleagues like mine you’ll eventually find an email in your inbox that’s about 20MB because of some PDF file attached to it. Apparently it’s some manual of a device that we work on, but I only care about 5 pages out of the 400-ish pages in the pdf. (continue reading…)

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Monitoring your systems: Nagios and Check_MK

by on Sep.22, 2010, under Software

If you have one or more servers, you probably have a few things that you want to be up and running all the time. And when they aren’t working for some reason, you want to know about that as soon as possible and not 2 weeks later when you finally find out the hard way because your raid array has crashed completely.
Basically you want some kind of software that monitors the state of your services/servers. Well, most competent system administrators already have this up and running.
Nagios is capable of doing this. (continue reading…)

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