Author: Zachary Winnerman

BTRFS performance compared to LVM+EXT4 with regards to database workloads

Introduction In many database builds, backups pose a very large problem. Most backup systems require an exclusive table lock and don’t have any support for incremental backups; they require a full backup every time. When database sizes grow to several…

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Systemd timers as a replacement for Cron

Cron is not standard! Most distributions treat cron as if it were a standard, but almost no two distributions actually use the same cron daemon. Debian uses Dillon’s Cron which places an emphasis on being lightweight. CentOS uses Vixie Cron…

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