» OpenBSD Xtreme Delusions (Redux): A Legend In My Own Mind

You are backing up your personal files, now what about the database. Databases are just as susceptible to hard disk failures, viruses, and accidental deletion as your personal data. Maybe even more so if your database is getting frequent updates. In this post we will cover the back up and recovery of a MySQL database.

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Though your personal data is important and can be irreplaceable, few people ever think about protecting it with a backup strategy. Hard disk failures, viruses, and even accidental deletions could destroy you data forever. In order to protect my data, and in the continued belief that overkill is just enough, I do hourly backups and have 3 months of data at my fingertips. In this article I am going to cover the local backups. In a future article I will cover the remote backup strategy using a passwordless SSH

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To clear the OpenBSD console on logout, change the tty environment.

    P|Pc|Pc console:\

change to:

    P|Pc|Pc console:\

OpenBSD ports is a collection of third party software that are ready to install. These packages do not undergo the same security audit that the OpenBSD base system goes through.

Getting the ports tree:

[user@host ~]$ su -
[user@host ~]# cd /usr
[uesr@host usr]# ftp ftp://ftp.openbsd.org/pub/OpenBSD/`uname -r`/ports.tar.gz
[user@host usr]# tar xzvf ports.tar.gz
[user@host usr]# rm ports.tar.gz

Search the ports tree:

[user@host usr]# cd ports
[user@host ports]# make search key=keyword

Install a port:

[user@host usr]# cd appDir
[user@host appDir]# make install