I am still alive, honest! I’ve just been super busy being a geek. I’m still trying to continue my AWS education but this has been put on hold for some Azure training. I’m slowly becoming quite cloud agnostic and trying to be smart with it.
Today we are looking at how to automatically shut down EC2 instances at the end of the day automatically using a combination of Lambda and CloudWatch.
As yoy may have noticed I’ve migrated my blog from Ghost to Jekyll. Please do not be alarmed! As I am not able to put significant time into keeping a server running nginx and Ghost up to date with security updates.
So my background is mostly in GNU/Linux, I’ve ditched Windows long ago and I still dabble with Mac OS X (though an older version). Since February I have been doing a bit of work on IBM AIX systems, particularly with PowerHA (HACMP) clusters. I’m not going to pretend to be an expert but I have found using UNIX almost like speaking a strange dialect or creole. Everything is so similar and yet so very different.
Sorry for not posting in a while, I have been a bit busy. Here’s a quick tip.
If you’ve been using Linux for a bit you will be familiar with the file systems table (fstab(5):
/etc/fstab). You will also be fairly familiar with the contents of this file and it’s structure: