Category Archives: Cloud Computing

Backup your Gmail

Like all hosted services, you should never depend on one provider to both manage your data and also back it up. I have 15 years of email in my Gmail account (that I migrated from previous providers) and I’d be … Continue reading

Posted in Cloud Computing, Linux, OSX, Systems Administration, Technical | 1 Comment

Storing Git repositories in Amazon S3 for high availability

At VolunteerMatch we’re experimenting with using Chef Solo to manage Amazon EC2 servers. The catch is that if a server is going to rely on Chef to boot up, then the Chef Recipes (which we’re storing in a Git Repository) … Continue reading

Posted in Cloud Computing, Java, Linux, Source Control, Systems Administration | 2 Comments