Posts tagged "linux"

Automated OS Qualification with Ansible

Upgrading thousands of servers is challenging and filled with uncertainty. This article describes how we leveraged Ansible to build automation that increases confidence in our upgrade process.

Reliably rebooting Ubuntu using watchdogs

Rebooting Ubuntu is hard. I don’t really know why, but in my twelve years as an Ubuntu user, I’ve encountered countless “stuck at reboot” scenarios. Somehow, typing reboot always comes with that extra special feeling of uncertainty and the thrill of danger. This post describes the short story of how we managed to make Ubuntu machines reliably reboot using Linux watchdogs.

A few police-action stories from working on the Datto Linux backup agent

A few years ago, Datto released its very own Linux backup agent. In this post, we reminisce about lessons learned from developing and supporting the Datto Linux Agent (DLA) shortly after its production release.