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DevFest.MN 2023

This past saturday I attended a great small in-town one-day conference primarily sponsored by Google, DevFest.MN. See you there next year!
Using Azure Storage for Logs

Using Azure Storage for Logs

Published May 31, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

A lot of time I need to handle growing logs. More often than not, I’ll use suites like DataDog to ingest logs, but when I need to store right to the cloud, I have to go another route. In this blo...

OSN 2023: Open Source and Cloud - It Just Makes Sense

OSN 2023: Open Source and Cloud - It Just Makes Sense

Published May 26, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

I was honored to speak at Open Source North this year. I have nothing but love for the conference. However, my talk was scheduled right after lunch in one of the farthest away rooms and arguably ...

PostgreSQL : pg_basebackup and restore

PostgreSQL : pg_basebackup and restore

Published May 22, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

I’ve had a few primary node crashes lately, some of my own doing. One was due to me just knocking the power cord out and the battery draining. Regardless of cause, it made me realize the danger o...

OpenCost

OpenCost

Published May 17, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

A while back we looked at Kubecost as a good Open-Source tool for monitoring costs in Kubernetes. In the last year the OS version has forked into OpenCost and has had plenty of changes.

AWX on a VM two ways

AWX on a VM two ways

Published May 11, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

I often run AWX in Kubernetes, either on-prem K3s, AKS or GKE. It’s easy to setup the Operator and instantiation. In fact, at work, one of our SREs even built out a very slick Terraform module ju...

Uptime Kuma and RunDeck Revisit

Uptime Kuma and RunDeck Revisit

Published May 9, 2023 by Isaac Johnson

Today we’ll look at Uptime Kuma and Rundeck again. Unlike the last time, we’ll focus on running these via Docker on a Linux host (instead of Kubernetes). We’ll handle exposing Uptime via an “Exte...

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