Low-Cost VPS Testing
- Last time around I was looking for a large dedicated VPS in the $100/month price range.
- My test VPS performed well and if it continues to perform at the current level then it is good bang for the buck at $5/month.
- This time a slightly bigger instance for €9/month with 1 core, 4G of ram and 15G of storage.
- The PHP compile time was near the top of the list which is a good indication that the VPS performance is solid.
- Their map shows locations in New Jersey and Amsterdam as well, but I didn't get those as options for my $7 VPS.
- Disk writes were a little slow, but reads were fast and you are a bit limited by the 200 Mbit switch port on the smaller VPS.
- And Scaleway gets everything right on the provisioning side, so their regular non-Arm VPS options look like a good choice too.
How to clean up your Docker environment
- If you are using Docker on your PC or Mac, over time it is gonna accumulate a lot of Junk, the majority of which being dangling images and orphan volumes.
- You should clean this up once in a while, thankfully there are some docker commands to help us here and along with some bash magic, we can nicely do this in 3 easy steps.
- This is perfectly fine as it doesn't affect anything that is running and if you want to use any of the removed images again, docker will download it for you.
- We can use this along with docker volume ls command with a filter to remove volumes that are dangling.
- Add the below function to your ~/.bashrc or ~/.zshrc and reload your terminal or source the file by running .
Hard disk drives with taxpayer details sold online
- Officials of Kanagawa Prefecture, near Tokyo, say hard disk drives with taxpayers' personal information were auctioned online.
- Prefectural officials say there were at least nine hard disk drives with a total of 27 terabytes of information.
- The prefecture rented the disks from a leasing company and used them as data storage devices at its shared server.
- The leasing firm ordered Tokyo-based contractor Broadlink to dispose of the disks and to make sure the data could not be restored.
- But an employee of the contractor is suspected to have sold the disks on an auction website.
- The prefectural officials say the Broadlink employee told the firm that he had put nine other disks up for auction.
- In 2017, it was found that a hard disk had been sold online that contained the names of about 750 junior high school students and teachers in Minokamo City, central Japan.
Disposing of Virtual Disks Is as Essential as Disposing of Hard Drives
- There are, however, several best practices that you can use to ensure that deprovisioned virtual hard disks do not pose a significant security risk to your organization.
- One easy way to do this is to use File Explorer to map a path to the virtual hard disk’s location, right click on the disk, and select the Mount command from the shortcut menu.
- When you are done, right click on the drive letter that represents the virtual hard disk, and select the Eject command.
- It is worth noting, however, that if the virtual hard disk is stored on a deduplicated volume, the deduplication process may undermine the secure deletion.
- As important as it is to securely delete unwanted virtual hard disks, remember that the actual deletion is only part of the overall process.