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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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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Linux Swarm Script

By Finde Labs |  Aug 1, 2019  | linux, scripting

This article is regarding a script that I’ve never gotten to work properly on OpenBSD, and only works correctly (currently) in Linux. This script is used to access and run commands across multiple servers in parallel.

Edit: This script now works fine on OpenBSD, with the only requirement being to install the flock package! Also, this script is actively being ported to being 100% POSIX compliant, which should enable any shell to run it without issue.

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Automatic Key Import with ssh-agent/ssh-add

By Finde Labs |  Jun 29, 2019  | openbsd, ssh-agent, ssh-add, scripting

If you are like me, then you probably use git as the primary way to manage your code repositories. I also tend to use my own ssh keys to access and manage my repo, so I do not have to remember more passwords. One simple way to manage ssh keys is with the ssh-agent and ssh-add utilities. Things are made easier still be automating the ssh-agent initialization process through bashrc, but this can also lead to complications if one is using a terminal multiplexer.

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Recursive grep'ing with bash

By Finde Labs |  May 8, 2019  | openbsd, scripting, bash

How many times have grep’d a file, and then piped the output in order to grep again, and then piped that again to grep? Sometimes when I am search a file, I could end up piping maybe a dozen times while searching the file. Just for fun, I wanted to write a recursive grep program, rgrep in rust. However, as a first step, I figured I could write it in bash first.

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My First Simple Rust Program

By Finde Labs |  Apr 9, 2019  | openbsd, rust, scripting

Following up on my previous posting about the programming language rust, I figured I may as well release the code I have written so far. It’s really been a fun journey, and I don’t claim at all to be a rust expert by any means, but here you go.

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NFS Client Tuning on Linux

By Finde Labs |  Mar 25, 2019  | linux, nfs, scripting, tuning

In some of my previous posts, I spent some time attempting to squeeze out the best NFS performance as possible from OpenBSD. This time, I wanted to run a similar test, but on Linux and see if the same findings were applicable.

I found the results rather interesting, as they show that Linux is capable of faster transfer speeds than OpenBSD, with much less work. Of course, this doesn’t make me dislike OpenBSD any less (obviously), as the OS is still capable of fast transfers, and I am not building any supercomputers at my home.

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OpenBSD NFS Performance Tuning - Part 3

By Finde Labs |  Mar 25, 2019  | scripting, openbsd, tuning, nfs

My original nfstest script on OpenBSD was tweaked for use on Linux recently. While modifying the script, I realized that there were some shortcomings to my original script.

Rsync was the original transfer method; however, after some testing and research, I realized that this method may have a little more overhead than originally realized.

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