Fast Tar And Rsync Transfer Speed For Linux Backups Using Zstd Compression

Centmin Mod Tips

Newer Tar 1.32+ and Rsync 3.2.3 versions have added Facebook’s zstd compression algorithm and Rsync has added lz4 and xxHash checksum algorithms which give Tar and Rsync a tremendous boost in transfer speed. I’ve switched most of my own personal backup scripts to using these newer Tar 1.32+ and Rsync 3.2.3 versions now.

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CentOS 7 Python 2.7 Upgrade Deprecation Message – End Of Life January 1st, 2020

Centmin Mod Tips

For CentOS 7 based Centmin Mod users, you may run into the Python 2.7 deprecation message when running CentOS 7 native Python 2.7 and that Python 2.7’s end of life is on January 1, 2020 and that you need to upgrade Python 2.7. You should not upgrade the CentOS 7 native Python 2.7 as that may break your system and YUM operation. Instead, you should install a newer Python version side by side.

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Ran IPTables Flush? How To Regain SSH Access After Being Locked Out Of CSF Firewall Servers

Centmin Mod Tips

You’ve accidentally run the SSH command iptables -F and have locked yourself out of your server and can not SSH login again. So how do you regain SSH access? Centmin Mod LEMP stack uses CSF Firewall which is a wrapper interface to CentOS system’s underlying IPTables. If you run the SSH command, iptables -F you may end up locking yourself out of the server as this command flushes all the existing IPTable rules that are configured and setup by CSF Firewall at startup. This guide will outline ways you can possibly regain SSH access using example VPS providers – Upcloud, DigitalOcean, Vultr, Linode, Hetzner and Amazon AWS EC2 instance servers.

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