Earlier, I posted a simple batch file for sysadmins to keep a number of backups. Here’s another one that’s more sophisticated. It creates a folder with today’s date and time as a name, copies over the tree of the folder you wish to back up. Then it keeps 50 copies, and deletes the oldest. It…
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Printing Fix for Ubuntu 20.04
Something really crappy happened to Ubuntu between 18.04 and 20.04. When I upgraded, I discovered that my printing was broken. Network printers were found, and they even worked for a while, but they soon broke, the computer unable to communicate with them. Here’s how I fixed it: Go to the CUPS admin interface in a…
Robocopy Backup Routine for you Windows Sysadmins
This creates a total of 20 copies of c:\shared to d:\backup. I run it daily. d: cd backup rmdir /s /q dailynew20 rename dailynew19 dailynew20 rename dailynew18 dailynew19 rename dailynew17 dailynew18 rename dailynew16 dailynew17 rename dailynew15 dailynew16 rename dailynew14 dailynew15 rename dailynew13 dailynew14 rename dailynew12 dailynew13 rename dailynew11 dailynew12 rename dailynew10 dailynew11 rename dailynew9 dailynew10…
Ransomware Is Your Biggest Nightmare
Ransomware, a hack that scrambles your files, rendering them useless until you cough up money to the extortionist, has gotten huge. The Garmin corporation, makers of GPS’s, actually shut down for several days while recovering from a ransomware attack. If these scumbags can bring a big company down, they can do the same to you….
Thanks for the Reminder, Microsoft. You’re Still Evil.
Microsoft sent many of us to Apples and Linux computers in the early oughts. Bill Gates was no prize, as far as ruthless billionaire CEO’s go, but his fat pal Steve Ballmer pushed evil to new heights, presiding over the Vista fuster-cluck, and calling Linux a cancer. But since the new guy has taken over,…
Stay Safely Backed Up Offline
There are some real baddies out there, folks who can and will turn your hard drives into jumbled nothing until you pay them hundreds of dollars. Protect yourself with offline backup. There are many free alternatives out there, including iDrive, Opendrive, and Google Drive. Synching allows you to back up to a friend’s computer, another…
Survive the Summer of 18 Safely
It’s a hot summer. Do you have a backup plan if the air conditioning fails and your computer overheats? Keep your valuable data backed up online, so that losing a home computer is an inconvenience, not a tragedy. Let me help.
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Don’t Get Duped on Facebook
Keep private! if you let others know certain things about your Facebook account, you’re in danger of getting “duplicated.” A hacker will use your profile picture and information to create a duped account and send your existing friends new friend requests, which they’ll probably accept. Next, they’ll re-join whatever groups you’re in, which will probably…