Migrating away from jamesmcdonald.id.au

I am moving my blog under my business domain toggen.com.au. For years I have blogged at jamesmcdonald.id.au but want to move everything under the one umbrella so to speak. I’ve had a couple of names for this blog The Telarah Times, The Shouthern IT Observer but...

How long does a Gmail to Gsuite Email Migration Take?

Q: How long does a Gmail to GSuite Email Migration Take? A: A very very long time. 5+ GB can take over a week Just moving 2.45GB of my email out of a free Google Apps account with a custom domain to a new G Suite account and 5.56GB of email from my wifes account. The...

Backing Up EC2 Websites to an S3 Bucket

This script run from cron will keep 7 days of backups in S3 overwriting as needed. Your cron entry will look like 22 18 * * * /path/to/the/script/backup.sh #!/bin/bash cd `dirname $0` DIR_ROOT=/var/www WEB_DIRS=`ls -1 $DIR_ROOT` DAY=`date +%a` DAY_NUM=`date +%u`...

Shrinking an Amazon Linux Root Volume – Work-a-round

Background: Created an EC2 instance with a 40GB hard drive, realized that I wouldn’t need that size and seeing that the EBS pricing for my region is $0.12 per GB-month of provisioned storage I was paying for 32GB of unneeded space. So I thought to myself I...