Friday, February 18, 2011

Volunteer QA to Ubuntu Server

A great way to help contribute to Ubuntu and ensure Ubuntu Server remains the rock solid platform that it is, is by committing to helping perform specific QA tests in predefined scenarios. If you're interested, the following test cases specifically need someone to step up and commit to them
These tests are being marked as NOT required for ISO release exit criteria for Ubuntu Server. Quoting Robbie Williamson "Our decision was based on the lack of consistently available resources to verify these configurations. With that said, we are keeping them optional"

Robbie adds "Anyone wishing to reverse this decision, please contact me directly.  I have no problem adding them back along with your agreement to run them for each ISO release"

Again that's a great way to contribute to Ubuntu. If interested please contact Robbie directly, or contact me (leave a comment right here) and I will help get you on track

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Cloud Backup LAMP Stack like a pro

Running Ubuntu server in the cloud to run your own LAMP environment is extremely popular. Backing up that environment is definitely something that almost everyone should think about, unless it's a test env. In this screencast I'll demo using the ec2-consistent-snapshot tool to perform consistent database backups over a XFS formatted ebs volume

If you can't see the embedded player, here's a direct link

Shoot me a comment if there's something specific you'd like to see, or if you'd like to contribute one such screencast! Till next time