Entries of February, 2013

Today I noticed that it might be useful to backup some folders on one of my VMs from time to time. At first I thought about creating a new cron job, but then I noticed that Cfengine 3 is running on that VM. So – why not letting Cfengine 3 do all the work? Writing […]

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During this blog post, I will show you how to edit the sshd_config file and restart sshd if necessary. For the sake of completeness and since this blog post is part of the comparison series “Cfengine 3 vs. Puppet”, I want to point you to the Cfengine 3 code snippet which does exactly the same. […]

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As you might be aware of, I am directly comparing all my previously 18 written Cfengine 3 code snippets with Puppet 2.x/3.x. This time a Puppet manifest will run a very simple shell command, similar to the Cfengine 3 version. Writing the Puppet manifest for running a shell command exec { "start_mysql": command => "/etc/init.d/mysql […]

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For this part of my comparison series “Cfengine 3 vs. Puppet” I upgraded my Linux Mint 12 to 13 and switched to Puppet 3.0.2. If you download and try my little code snippets I recommend to use at least Puppet 2.7.14 since this version is able to run the official apt module from Puppetlabs. While […]

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