Category: Google Cloud

  • Adding Swap to Google Compute Engine

    By default Google Compute Engine (Debian) doesn’t come with any swap space.  If you have periodic programs that eat a bit more memory (like my backups do) then instead on just adding more physical memory you can add a swap file. Swaps files are much slower than physical memory, so should be avoided except when […]

  • Backing up to gcloud storage from Linux/Virtualmin

    Using Google Cloud Storage as backup for your linux server is inexpensive if you use the nearline storage option. This is cheaper that Amazon Web Services (at the time of writing) The process I use is as follows. Backup locally Create storage bucket / folders, set lifecycle Script to move backups find way to execute […]