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Reverse DNS Zones With AWS Simple AD

Consider a fairly complex design of a DNS service in AWS cloud: one that includes native AWS Route 53, AWS Simple AD and traditional BIND service running on EC2 instances to cater to different needs of development and production environments in terms of serving DNS requests and providing directory services.

All EC2 hosts in one of your production VPCs are pointed to Simple AD DNS servers that are your primary …

Hacking on PostgreSQL snap at Snapcraft Summit 2018

As you may know, Command Prompt, Inc. develops and maintains PostgreSQL snap packages as a service to community. If you used it, you also know that unfortunately it is not yet a drop-in replacement for DEB builds distributed via PGDG APT repository.

PostgreSQL is one of the major open source projects out there that is extremely popular with all sorts of crowds: from enthusiasts to unicorn startups. And as the …

Generate Phone Calls For Redmine Emergency Tickets Using Twilio

We use Redmine here at CMD for all our project management needs. In fact, this Open Source solution is at the heart of our day-to-day operations. Over the time, we have made a number of contiributions to the project and extended, or modified, Redmine's behavior to suit our needs.

For example, one of the things we did was integrate Zabbix-based PostgreSQL monitoring system with Redmine. This allows us to keep track …

Upgrading Ubuntu LTS and PostgreSQL

If your PostgreSQL instance is running on an Ubuntu LTS system that you need to upgrade to the most recent release, say from precise to trusty – because, well, sooner or later you must – you need to consider what is going to happen to your database.

The upgrade process described in this article is similar to what you would have to do if you were upgrading from Trusty …

Managing pg_hba.conf With Ansible

pg_hba.conf is perhaps one of the easiest to understand configuration files in PostgreSQL. Its syntax is straightforward, the concept seems to resemble that of any popular IP filter or ACL mechanism in various software packages. pg_hba.conf is also well documented, like the rest of PostgreSQL, and we love it because it lets us do what we want without getting in our way. What else could we possibly ask …