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Ubuntu SFTP based backups

In this article I will go through the process of doing backups on your Linux based computer. In my example, I am running an Ubuntu Server and will be backing up the data to a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. This should work with any Windows based computer as the backup target. Let’s get started. 1. The first I am going to do is change to my home directory and create a Backups and Scripts folder under my Documents. cd ~/Documents/...

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Receive EMail when sudo runs

This is my first post made on this blog and hopefully many more will follow. In this article I will show you how to configure your Ubuntu server to send you emails when someone runs sudo. We will use the sendmail Mail Transfer Agent and configure it to relay through Google Mail SMTP servers. Let’s get started. In order to configure automatic emails when someone uses the sudo command, we first want to go ahead and do the following: 1....

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