- (74) School, exams and… BSD!
- (75) Precomp (or: How to compress already compressed data?)
- (76) Setting up a FreeBSD/OpenBSD dual-boot with full disk encryption
- (77) OpenBSD/FreeBSD (ZFS) dual-boot & thoughts about GPT/EFI
- (78) Version control (pt. 1): An introduction
- (79) Version control (pt. 2): Generations and intended use
- (80) Documentation: Linux vs. FreeBSD – a real-world example
- (81) How to choose your *BSD OS to begin with?
- (82) Vagrant: Creating a FreeBSD 11 base box (virtualbox) – pt. 1
- (83) Vagrant: Creating a FreeBSD 11 base box (virtualbox) – pt. 2
- (84) Bacula on FreeBSD (pt. 1): Introduction – Bacula backup basics
- (85) Bacula on FreeBSD (pt. 2): Bconsole – ruling the Director
- (86) Bacula on FreeBSD (pt. 3): Customizing configuration
- (87) Bacula on FreeBSD (pt. 4): Jobs, volumes, pools & a restore
- (88) Bacula on FreeBSD (pt. 5): A day at the pool
- (89) Back and forth: Linux and *BSD
- (90) 3+ months on TrueOS – a critical write-up
I passed the final exams for “Computer Science Expert” and look back on the apprenticeship and how I managed to slip a bit of Linux and *BSD into the nearly Windows-only daily grind!
This article is about Precomp a pre-compression utility that can help in compressing already compressed data.
This post discusses setting up a dual-boot system with FreeBSD and OpenBSD with full disk encryption for both operating systems.
The previous topic revisited: This post shows how to install FreeBSD on ZFS for the encrypted dual-boot setup. It also discusses EFI and why it’s not easily usable in this case.
This post provides a very general introduction into the world of version control.
This post discusses the three generations of version control systems and what their characteristics are.
I want to go online using WLAN and a FreeBSD box. No idea what to do it and I only have the manpages!
There are four major BSDs – what sets them apart and who might be interested in which one?
What is Vagrant? And how to set up a VM with VirtualBox that can then be turned into a Vagrant base box? A beginner-friendly introduction.
This post details how to prepare a VM for use with Vagrant, gives some tips on customizing and optimizing it and walks you through creating a base box from it and testing that.
An introductionary post about Bacula: What parts does it consist of? How to install and run it? What does the configuration look like?
The second post shows how to make all daemons communicate to each other and introduces bconsole – a utility to control the director. A configuration problem (done on purpose) will be debugged and a first backup be made.
This post deals with splitting the configuration and writing some custom resources before doing a backup again.
Part four of this series details a restore, shows how to set job defaults and discusses jobs, volumes and pools.
This post shows how to create a pool as well as how to control jobs, change flags and purge volumes.
In this post I describe my journey from Linux to (Free)BSD – and back to Linux (on the desktop) again.
This is a honest review of the new TrueOS operating system (the successor to PC-BSD) after using it for some months. I talk about both the good and the bad parts of it.