Setup wireless over ssh

Take the headace out of wireless setup over ssh with:

nmtui is a TUI (terminal user interface) application for interacting with NetworkManager.

$ nmtui

# Show a connection editor that supports adding, modifying, viewing and deleting connections. It provides similar functionality as nm-connection-editor.
# Show a list of available connections, with the option to activate or deactivate them. It provides similar functionality as nm-applet.
# Set the system hostname.

Proxy React App

Quickly Proxy a React App to a local api

Add the “proxy” property to package.json:

  "name": "app",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "private": true,
  "dependencies": {
    "react": "^16.9.0",
    "react-dom": "^16.9.0",
    "react-scripts": "3.1.1"
  "scripts": {
    "start": "react-scripts start",
    "build": "react-scripts build",
    "test": "react-scripts test --env=jsdom",
    "eject": "react-scripts eject"
  "proxy": "http://localhost:<PORT-OF-API-HERE>"

Edit http requests to follow

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Resize EC2 Root Volume

  • Power down services

    • Disable anything that has a + or is listed as start/running with the appropriate commands.
    • Obviously environements will differ
    • #Check services and shutdown any needed
      sudo service --status-all
    • Create a snapshot of the EBS volume you need to resize.

    • Create the new volume with the id of the snapshot you created in the previous step.

    • Make sure to create the new volume in the same datacenter.

    • Attach new EBS Volume

    • Detach the old volume and attach the new volume to the root filesystem /dev/sda1

    • After you do this you will need to go to the Elastic IP tab and reattach the EIP to the EC2 instance.

    • Once everything is reattached you are good to restart the EC2 instance.

    • Resizing

    • Restart and reconnect to the EC2 instance

    • Run sudo df -h

    • graham@node:~$ sudo df -h
      Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
      /dev/sda1        15G  9.5G  4.0G  71% /
    • Run resize2fs /dev/sda1

    • Re-Run sudo df -h

    • graham@node:~$ sudo df -h
      Filesystem      Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
      /dev/sda1        30G  9.5G  20.5G  31% /
    • After this you’re good to restart services and start your application.

    Install R Packages

    • R Studio
    • GitHub and a Personal Access Token

    Private Repository prerequisites

    Note: If you wish to install from a private repo you need a token from your GitHub Settings. Otherwise feel free to skip this section.

    Set a GITHUB_PAT environement variable

    Note: Don’t commit your tokens!



or in your `.Renviron`


Note: You will need to sign-in and start a new R session for the environment variable (accessed by Sys.getenv) to be visible.

### Required libraries

Baked into the R devtools package there lives a function to install R packages hosted on GitHub.

R install.packages(“devtools”) # Install latest devtools from CRAN library(devtools) # Load/Import devtools into working session

### Install a package

This exposes the `install_github()` function for use. Listed below are the arguments we are interested in populating.

R repo # Repository address format username/package ref # Commit, tag, or branch name. Default value is Master auth_token # User personal access token

Our Final Command should look like this

R install_github(repo=“username/package”, auth_token=Sys.getenv(“GITHUB_PAT”))

Note: There are handlers for all flavors of version control.

R install_github() from GitHub install_gitlab() from GitLab install_bitbucket() from Bitbucket install_url() from an arbitrary url install_git() and install_svn() from an arbitrary git or SVN repository install_local() from a local file on disk install_version() from a specific version on CRAN

### Update a package

`update_packages()` updates a package to the latest version.
This works both on packages installed from CRAN as well as those installed from any of the functions listed above.

### Development

Add `ref` parameter to the function with the specific branch name in which you want to develop.
This can be a branch, tag, or commit.

R install_github(repo=“username/package”, ref=“develop”, auth_token=Sys.getenv(“GITHUB_PAT”))

### Distributing a package build privately

- RStudio Shared Directory: Save the R package source code in a `/shared-folder/`.
- Users can install these packages by navigation to the toolbar menu and executing.

  - Option 1: `Tools > Install Packages > Select Build from picklist`
  - Option 2: `use the install.packages('<path>') function from the command line.`

### Resources

- [devtools]( - Tools to make an R developer's life easier
- [github docs]( - Creating a personal access token for the command line

## RabbitMQ Recovery from Mnesia Tables

### Cause

An unexpected shutdown caused RabbitMQ node(s) to get stuck in a "Waiting for Mnesia tables" state.

### Fixes

#### Node

Stop rabbit and force boot

shell rabbitmqctl stop_app && rabbitmqctl force_boot

#### K8s

Stop rabbit and force boot

shell kubectl exec -it -n -c -c rabbitmq-ha – bash -c “rabbitmqctl stop_app && rabbitmqctl force_boot”

Force a reload

shell kubectl exec -it -n -c -c rabbitmq-ha – bash -c “cd /var/lib/rabbitmq/mnesia/rabbit@rabbitmq-ha.rabbitmq-ha-discovery.rabbit.svc.cluster.local && touch force_load && chown rabbitmq: force_load”

## ETCD Cluster back and restore

[etcd]( is a consistent and highly-available key value store used as Kubernetes' backing store for all cluster data.

Check the pod configuration with kubectl

- `kubectl get pods` locate the etcd pod
- `kubectl describe pod/etcd-pod` describe the pod
- Look for the command field. This will contain the cluster configuration.

shell command: - | exec etcd –name ${HOSTNAME}
–initial-cluster-token etcd-cluster-1
–initial-cluster-state new
–data-dir /var/run/etcd/default.etcd

### Locating etcd configuration


declare an api version as env var

export ETCDCTL_API=3

### Backup


backup etcd with the etcdctl tool

etcdctl –endpoints=https://ip-of-master:2379
snapshot save /path/to/snapshot.db

### Restore


restore etcd with the etcdctl tool

ETCDCTL_API=3 etcdctl –endpoints=https://ip-of-master:2379 –cacert=/etc/kubernetes/pki/etcd/ca.crt
–data-dir /var/lib/etcd-from-backup
snapshot restore /tmp/snapshot-pre-boot.db ```