Enabling MySQL Binary Logs

MySQL binary log contains records of all changes to a databases—both data & structure—as well as how long each statement took to execute. It logs SQL statements such as CREATE, ALTER, INSERT, UPDATE & DELETE with the exception of SELECT & SHOW which have no effect on the data.

Recovering ZFS Pool

Once in a while, more so after doing major system upgrades, you might end up losing your ZFS pool due to unknown circumstances. In this post I’ll talk about how you can easily recover your pool. Your / partition should NOT be on ZFS pool.

Mounting Partitions Using Systemd

Recently, I discovered you can mount partitions using systemd.mount by writing a mount unit file. In this blog post, we”ll talk about systemd.mount & how you can use it to mount partitions.

Deploying CIS Benchmarks on Ubuntu 14.04 hosts using Ansible

Center for Internet Security(CIS) provides well-defined, unbiased & consensus-based industry best practices to help organizations assess and improve their security. In this blog post, we’ll talk about these benchmarks & how you can deploy most, if not all, on your Ubuntu 14.04 box.