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Consolidated Web-based management of backup scripts running on remote computers.

Here’s a technique I developed two years ago to streamline the process of consolidate datasets collected on multiple computers.  Using some batch scripts, PHP code and some open source tools I created a simple web-based management system for controlling my regular data backup tasks. Continue reading

Setting up SSH Public Key Authentication

SSHI’m a big fan of scripting and secure communication, which together can be tricky.  As an example: how to write a script that connects two computers?   Under normal circumstances this requires a password therefore two ugly solution are to provide a password every time you run the script (not practical for scheduled tasks) or include the password in the script in clear text (defeats the point of having a password).  There is a third option, SSH with public key authentication. Continue reading