Walkthroughs, tutorials, and coding projects, focusing on OpenBSD, Rust, and NoSql.

Streaming MongoDB Databases

By Finde Labs |  Jun 2, 2021  | mongodb, rust, database

As many companies begin the transition from on-prem to cloud, indubitably developers and administrators will run into headaches ensuring a quick transfer of data to the cloud. One such headache I personally experienced recently is with uploading multiple large MongoDB databases into MongoDB Atlas.

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Pausing MongoDB Atlas Clusters with Ansible

By Finde Labs |  Feb 27, 2021  | ansible, mongodb, scripting

It’s been awhile since my last post! Life changes, and so has my work responsibilities. Lately, I’ve been working a lot with MongoDB, specifically MongoDB Atlas. In fact, I have started utilizing an Atlas replicaset as the backing database for a new website. In order to reducing my bill each month, I developed a way to shutdown my test replicasets each evening.

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Sending MongoDB Alerts to Microsoft Teams

By Finde Labs |  Jul 29, 2020  | rust, mongodb, alerting

Recently, I discovered that MongoDB Atlas and Mongo Ops Manager do not have the ability to send alerts directly to Microsoft Teams. Since I’ve been using rust more frequently, I decided to create a small web service that receives MongoDB alerts, and transforms them into compatible Microsoft Teams Cards, before posting them to a specified Teams incoming webhook.

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Monitoring OpenBSD with Grafana and Prometheus

By Finde Labs |  Jan 26, 2020  | openbsd, prometheus, grafana, monitoring, node_exporter

With any deployment of OpenBSD, it is always advisable to have some sort of monitoring enabled. In the past, I have used zabbix as the monitoring solution for both public findelabs servers, as well as my personal OpenBSD servers. I was going to write an article about the installation and configuration of the web frontend and the postures backend, but I kept putting it off as the configuration was rather clunky. Last week, I ended up moving over to a Grafana dashboard with prometheus as the monitoring system.

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Rust Redis Proxy

By Finde Labs |  Dec 7, 2019  | linux, rust, redis, proxy, networking

This post is for a new rust project that I have been working on lately. I haven’t really touched rust much for nearly a year, but sometimes projects come up that necessitate a statically typed language. The program is a rust network proxy designed for use in HA redis deployments.

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OpenBSD GCP Bootstrap

By Finde Labs |  Nov 15, 2019  | openbsd, gcp, scripting, ansible

Since I have been recently experimenting with OpenBSD 6.6 on Google Cloud Compute, I put together a small bootstrap script to help with new deployments to GCP. It is still in it’s infant stages, but so far it will deploy a couple different scripts on top of the typical basic findelabs OpenBSD bootstrap.

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Relayd with SNI and TLS keypairs

By Finde Labs |  Nov 2, 2019  | openbsd, relayd, sni, httpd

Back when this article was written, on setting up a relayd load-balancer with two back-end httpd servers, relayd did not have the capability of handling multiple tls relays with unique domain names. This meant that each tls relay required a unique IP per domain. This was in part due to the fact that relayd had no SNI support. I am happy to say that with OpenBSD 6.6, this is no longer the case.

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Configuring DNS for a Mail Server

By Finde Labs |  Sep 23, 2019  | openbsd, dns, smtpd

Years ago, I always felt that creating a functioning mail server was a project full of pitfalls and speedbumps. Luckily OpenBSD makes the configuration of a working mail server relatively easy. However, creating a working server is only one piece of the puzzle. DNS must also be properly configured to help ensure that your emails actually reach their destinations. This article highlights some of the lessons I learned while creating the mail server for this domain.

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