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Splunk + Minecraft?

Splunk + Minecraft?

Hello everyone! Today I’ve been spending a lot of time working in my home lab (as I so often do). And I’m pleased to report that I have learned many new things about the rsyslog package available (and often preinstalled) on most in Linux distributions. What is rsyslog? rsyslog can send it’s logs over to virtually any type of syslog server on the market. Including more advanced systems such as Splunk and other SIEM products. That doesn’t come as a…

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Automatic Linux Backup Script

Automatic Linux Backup Script

For quite some time I’ve needed a script to backup all of my Linux servers to a single machine on the network. Of course, I wanted this to be automated so I didn’t forget to run it. I was looking for a Linux Backup script that would do the following things: Wake the backup server Backup files from several different directories Backup MySQL databases Upload the files to another server (preferably using something encrypted like SCP) (Securely) delete the old…

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Minecraft Server Wrapper Script (IronMC)

Minecraft Server Wrapper Script (IronMC)

I’ve completed writing the start script for Aetacraft’s Minecraft server. I’ve named the script IronMC due to it being very durable (much like iron blocks). In true Aetacraft fashion, I’ve made the script open source and put the script up on GitHub. The script is a fork of ForsakenDev’s MinecraftStartupScript project. IronMC adds the ability to have a watchdog watch over the Minecraft Server software. If the server software crashes for any reason IronMC will automatically restart it. It is a…

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