ETL – Data Wharehouse

Above is the common elements that make up a Data Warehouse. The data warehouse consists of several different elements, the source can come from legacy systems that are usually an operational system used by the corporation or external data sources, the data staging area where it is processed and moved … Continue reading

rsnapshot: Auto Version Controlled Backup for Unix/Linux/Mac/BSD…

Red Had Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6. I missed the ease of configuration and all the free tools that people smarter than me have created. [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] I would … Continue reading

Linux: Compiz Grid Plugin

After working on a few projects in windows, I finally moved my primary workstation back to Linux (RHEL 6.6). Out of the box everything worked fine, only one thing was missing, the ability to place a window were I needed it. In Windows 7  you can drag a full screen … Continue reading

WordPress: Upload Blocked File Extensions Without a Plugin

This is not for a novice, you should have a little experience in PHP and know what the .htaccess file does. If you are new and want to edit these files make sure to create a backup file in case you bring down your WordPress site. It took me an … Continue reading

Elements Used in a Data Warehouse

Many Business Intelligence solutions are based on the use of a data warehouse. Here is a view of the components of a data warehouse both logically and physically.  The data warehouse consists of several different elements: The source can come from legacy systems that are usually an operational system used … Continue reading

Expect – For more remote work, automation, & CI

If you ever have a situation were you want to run scripts automatically this will help. You can even time the events through cron or CI (continual integration) software like Hudson/Jenkins. Let me introduce you to a new command I was not aware of until this year. It is called … Continue reading

Force Jenkins to connect to remote sites.

Problem: You created an awesome script on Linux that builds your application that will automatically upload to another server via sftp or ssh. You want to go a step further and have Jenkins run the same script. Every time Jenkins runs the script it fails. You Curse Jenkins/Hudson and start … Continue reading