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...

Postbooks Updater won’t run on Fedora 26 work-a-round

Fedora 26 comes with Postbooks 4.10.1 (Fedora 25 had 4.10.0) so you need to upgrade your Postbooks database when you move to F26. But the Updater application errors out with missing libraries. So the answer is to run it on Ubuntu 14.04 as a Virtual Box Guest Other...