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Author Archives: Benjamin Cane

Benjamin Cane is a systems architect in the financial services industry. He writes about Linux systems administration on his blog and has recently published his first book, Red Hat Enterprise Linux Troubleshooting Guide

Tuning PostgreSQL with pgbench

When it comes to performance tuning an environment, often the first place to start is with the database. The reason for this is that most applications rely very heavily on a database of some sort. Unfortunately, databases can be one of the most complex areas to tune. The reason I say that is because tuning a database service properly often ...

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Tuning NGINX

While NGINX is much younger than other web servers, it has quickly become a popular choice. Part of its success is based on it being the web server of choice for those looking for a lightweight and performant web server. In today’s article, we’ll be taking an out-of-the-box instance of NGINX and tuning it to get more out of an ...

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Ensuring Containers Are Always Running with Docker’s Restart Policy

Getting a notification that Docker containers are down in production is one of the worst ways to spend your night. In today’s article, we’ll discuss how to use Docker’s restart policy to automatically restart containers and avoid those late-night notifications. What Happens When an Application Crashes? Before we get started with Docker’s restart policy, let’s understand a bit more about ...

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