How to change timezone on a Linux server (CentOS)

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We run CentOS for many of our server builds and this question often comes up. Hope this helps. Here are the steps: Make a backup copy of the default localtime file. Create a symbolic link to a new localtime file Be sure to replace “America/Los_Angeles” with the directory (if your zone has one) and filename of the timezone you want … Read More

Use rsync to transfer files between Linux servers

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We use rsync to transfer files across servers and to assist with a variety of tasks associated with backup and restore. We found this great tutorial over at Nixcraft. Check it out. They do a great job of explaining advanced uses of rsync. In a nutshell, this is one of the most useful commands we use and thought we would … Read More

How to backup to Amazon S3

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## UPDATE 2017 ## The method described below was in use 5 years ago. It may still work on your host, but there are more elegant ways to do this now. I keep it here for archive purposes only. ############## Need to backup your Linux server files and databases to Amazon S3? Here is a great tool – Follow … Read More