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Learning “AWS Backup” Restorations for On-Prem VMWare VMs
Learning “AWS Backup” Restorations for On-Prem VMWare VMs
Chris Tierney
CF Webtools has maintained VMWare ESXi guest OS instances, managed by vCenter, for about 7 years. They are a mix of Linux and Windows Server OSs and are ma...
Wiki.js Active Directory Authentication Configuration
Wiki.js Active Directory Authentication Configuration
Chris Tierney
I have recently taken the opportunity to explore Wiki.js as a replacement for a MediaWiki system. You can add authentication strategies from sources such a...
Upgrading PostgreSQL on Docker Compose
Upgrading PostgreSQL on Docker Compose
Chris Tierney
I took the dive into Docker Containers on Linux. I've been meaning to do this for quite some time, but really my specialty of ColdFusion and Microsoft SQL ...
“i” is for Intel on AWS EC2
“i” is for Intel on AWS EC2
Chris Tierney
Last year, AMD-based instances came into existence on Amazon Web Service's (AWS) Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2). AMD brought a slight performance decrease and...
Back to Space
Back to Space
Chris Tierney
There's one man's ventures that I like to follow: Elon Musk A citzen of South Africa, Canada and the US, he leads up SpaceX, Tesla, The Boring Company, Neuralink, and OpenAI. He worked his way from Zip2, X.com which ended up in the hands of PayPal. A would love to own the Tesla Model S, […]...
Seeking ColdFusion Systems Administrator
Seeking ColdFusion Systems Administrator
Chris Tierney
— This position has been filled. Thank you — Seeking a ColdFusion Systems Administrator for CF Webtools. We are in Omaha, NE and are accepting both local and remote positions. Yes, you may work from home, so pants are optional unless you are video conferencing. Looking for folks legal to work in the...
Windows 10 RDP Freezing
Windows 10 RDP Freezing
Chris Tierney
While connected to remote Windows machines via RDP in Windows 10, the connection freezes after x amount of minutes. Pretty often. The resolution was to disable UDP. Run gpedit.msc. Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administration Templates > Windows Components > Remote Desktop Services > Remote D...
How Amazon Uses Explosive-Resistant Devices To Transfer Data To AWS
How Amazon Uses Explosive-Resistant Devices To Transfer Data To AWS
Chris Tierney
When CF Webtools needs to migrate a large amount of data from on-premise to the cloud, we order one of these devices to do the job. What I didn't know is they're rated to be dropped out of an airplane and take on near-by explosions!...
Seeking Sys Ops Wizard!
Seeking Sys Ops Wizard!
Chris Tierney
Want to come work for my team? Seeking a systems administrator, for web-based Linux and Windows infrastructure, to work on my Operations Team at CF Webtools. Yes you work from home so pants are optional unless you are Skyping. Looking for folks legal to work in the US only. (sorry! We still love you...
Getting AWS Java SDK 2.0
Getting AWS Java SDK 2.0
Chris Tierney
In the past I've always used REST calls to the AWS API from ColdFusion. There are never any complete CFC libraries that work and they're almost always dated. The reason being that AWS moves so fast, it'd require a full time person or more to keep it up-to-date and complete. I am moving towards using...
AWS Introduces Service Backups
AWS Introduces Service Backups
Chris Tierney
Currently to backup EBS volumes on AWS, CF Webtools, and many other organizations, rely upon either custom Lambda script that can be buggy or a hard to figure out solution that's deployed from a package AWS supplies. Today AWS announced a centrally managed and automated solution for backing up multi...
New AWS Windows and DR Services
New AWS Windows and DR Services
Chris Tierney
On January 7th, 2019, AWS released the AMI for Windows Server 2019. This comes a few months after the October 2nd, 2018 release of the new Microsoft OS. Some highlights include smaller and more efficient Windows containers, support for Linux containers for application modernization and App Compatibi...
Estimating AWS EC2 EBS Snapshots
Estimating AWS EC2 EBS Snapshots
Chris Tierney
Estimating and understanding what AWS EC2 EBS Snapshots will cost you can be more difficult than you may think. Here are some key points to keep in mind: Snapshots are not compressed. Therefore your first snapshot will be equal to the GiB used in the source EBS volume. Additional snapshots are incre...
How Many Hours In A Month?
How Many Hours In A Month?
Chris Tierney
When estimating the monthly cost of a per hour service, over the course of a year, you need to know how many hours in a month. For some reason a simple "average hours in a month" Google Search yields unhelpful results. 730.5 AVERAGE HOURS IN A MONTH There are 365.25 Julian calendar days per year […]...



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