August 31, 2012

Set up CrashPlan on QNAP NAS using QPKG, the easy way

Introduction to CrashPlan


Here's how Wikipedia describes CrashPlan backup software:

CrashPlan is backup software that allows Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris users to back up their data to an offsite data center, computers belonging to friends and family, as well as to attached drives / shared folders. There is a free version (for non-datacenter backups) and CrashPlan+ which is for backing up to CrashPlan's servers. Both versions allow users to back up data automatically.

How it can be used on your NAS

If you are the owner of a NAS from QNAP, you can install CrashPlan and use it to backup the contents of your NAS to the CrashPlan data center, to other computers and/or external harddisks. You can also allow incoming backups, so that you and your friends and family can back up valuable documents and files to your NAS.

Installation instructions

I will not go into any more detail about what CrashPlan is. It's time to get it installed and set up on a QNAP NAS. This installation method does not require SSH tunneling.

Log Collector for Android

Collect system logs from your Android device for troubleshooting using Log Collector

When you need to troubleshoot an application that has crashed or is not performing properly, or you want to send that information to the developer of the app, the app Log Collector makes it easy.

What Log Collector does is collect a device log and ask you for a method to send it, where you'd like it to be sent (e-mail, messaging, etc.). The log data is used to troubleshoot an app that is misbehaving or crashing.

Samsung Account "processing failed" after firmware upgrade

How to resolve the "Processing failed" error logging in to Samsung Account after upgrade

A Samsung Account can be used to remotely control your phone. From your web browser you can locate your phone on a map, trigger an alarm so that you can find it in your home, wipe the contents of the phone if it's been stolen, and more.

Simply put; it may prove to be very useful when something bad has happened.

After upgrading my Samsung Galaxy S2 phone to Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), I got the error message "Processing failed" when trying to log in to my Samsung Account. Searching the web I found that I'm definitely not the only one.

The solution is very easy, once you know about it.

Copy Oracle Client home to a new server

Clone Oracle Client installation to a new server and register it in the oraInventory

First steps

Make a copy of the entire Oracle Client ORACLE_HOME and move it to the new server, where you want the client without having to install it. 

This can be done by creating a tar ball of the /opt/oracle/ directory and copying it across the network.

scp /opt/oracle/client_11.2.0.3.tar oracle@server2:/opt/oracle