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How To Filter Journalctl By Unit

Journalctl is the standard way of viewing system logs on Linux. But since the logs from all processes get consolidated in one place, it can get quit spammy if one process dumps a lot of output. Here is how I filter out those bad processes.

How I Backup my Server for Less than a Penny per Year

Backup is one of those administrative tasks that you have to take care of if you run your own server. There’s a lot of options, ranging from just copying all your files to another server yourself, to setting up a backup package, to installing a backup service from your hosting provider.

How to Filter Bots from Your Nginx Log Files

One thing you learn when running your own webserver is just how unfriendly the internet can be. Within moments of enabling your HTTP ports, malicious bots will immediately start scanning you, looking for vulnerabilities. It’s not too hard to lock things down; you have to be careful and meticulous and always keep up to date with the current best security practices. But that still leaves one problem: the bots make a mess of your log files.

Server Upgraded to Debian Bullseye

I’ve spent this week upgrading my server to the latest Debian release (bullseye).