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The Power of Hard Links in Linux: Unveiling Their Secrets

Have you ever wondered how Linux efficiently manages files while optimizing disk space usage? The answer lies in a powerful and often underappreciated feature called hard links. In this article, we will explore what hard links are, provide real-world examples, and learn how to find multiple hard links pointing to the same file in your…

VM Import/Export to AWS

By: Willio Jean Paul Overview This will take you to the steps to create a copy of an on-premises server on AWS as an Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instance.  We will use the AWS Command Line Interface (AWS CLI) to run a VM Import/Export job.  Upon completion, a copy of the server is created…

VMware PowerCLI on Rocky 8 and Linux Mint 21.2

VMware PowerCLI is a command-line interface and scripting language that allows users to automate and manage VMware vSphere environments. It is built on top of Microsoft PowerShell ( which is a powerful and extensible scripting framework primarily used in Windows environments). PowerCLI provides cmdlets (PowerShell commands) that enable administrators and developers to interact with and…

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Accelerating transfer of small files with rsync and xargs

Rsync is a great tool for transferring and synchronizing files between computers/servers. It is usually available on the most popular linux distribution. If not installed yet, you can typically use the package manager for installation. Rsync’s drawback lies in its sequential transfer over a single remote connection, resulting in lengthy transfer times for large amount…

PowerCLI – Listing snapshots

In this series, we will retrieve the list of all the Virtual Machine (VMs) with snapshots inside our vCenter Cluster. You can refer to our previous post on how to install powercli on Rocky or Linux mint. Launching Powercli Login into vCenter In order to interact with the vCenter or ESXi, you will first need…

Threads: The New Competitor Challenging Twitter Amidst Musk and Zuckerberg’s Tech Battle

By : Willio Jean Paul Elon Musk wanted to fight Mark Zuckerberg in a cage, but it looks like Mark has decided to takethe fight to Musk in the tech space. This week, a new competitor emerged: Threads. It wasreleased just a few days after Twitter decided to limit how many posts users could see…