Monitoring Windows Server Backup with Check_MK (Server 2008 R2)

Below Powershell script will monitor Windows Server backups with Check_MK. Prerequisits: Before starting – You must install Windows Server Backup Features Command Line Tools. To do this, open up Server Manager and go to Features > Add Features In the Add Features menu, expand “Windows Server Backup Features” and ensure “Command-Line tools” is enabled, if Read more about Monitoring Windows Server Backup with Check_MK (Server 2008 R2)[…]

Backing up Elasticsearch Daily using Elasticdump

I found the Elasticsearch snapshot functionality not very easy to use so once again fell back to using the npm package Elasticdump to complete my Daily Elasticsearch backups. Note: This script relys on you creating new Elasticsearch indexes each day for your Elasticsearch data. See how to do that here. For the purposes of this Read more about Backing up Elasticsearch Daily using Elasticdump[…]

Repairing a Transactional error on a Plone ZODB

NOTE: THIS PROCESS IS DESTRUCTIVE – USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. A nightmare for any Plone administrator.. When restoring your server from a backup or after an unexpected server failure – You receive a message such as below when trying to start your instance: ZODB.FileStorage.FileStorage.CorruptedTransactionError: /opt/plone/zinstance/var/filestorage/Data.fs data record exceeds transaction record at 20055859 This is Read more about Repairing a Transactional error on a Plone ZODB[…]

Backup and Restore in Plone 5

Backing up the Server: The easiest way to backup a Plone instance is via available packages – Add the below to your buildout.cfg and rerun buildout to apply: parts = backup [backup] recipe = collective.recipe.backup sudo -u plone_buildout bin/buildout Now you must run a backup – I do this nightly via a cron job with Read more about Backup and Restore in Plone 5[…]