03 Jun 2021

Instantiate all classes within a namespace in Symfony and Drupal

Occasionally I find myself needing plugin-like functionality, where users/downstream can throw a class into a folder and expect it to work. My script is supposed to find and instantiate these plugins during runtime without keeping track of their existence.

In a regular Drupal module, one would usually use the plugin architecture, but that comes with its overhead of boilerplate code and may not be the solution for the simplest of use cases.

20 Jan 2021

Unlock and mount several ZFS datasets on boot with single passphrase

Why would anyone use a single passphrase for several datasets?

I generally do not endorse reusing passwords, but when setting up a ZFS filesystem for home use, it is not unheard of to use a single (secure) passphrase across several of those. That's because the reason behind splitting up pools into multiple datasets is the granular control over their properties and not the resulting fun of having to type in multiple passphrases.

18 Dec 2020

zfsbud: Simple ZFS snapshotting, replicating & backup rotating convenience bash script

Want to skip this post and go straight to the repository? Bye.

No filesystem for cavemen

The features of a ZFS filesystem including pooled storage, copy-on-write, snapshots, data integrity tools, compression and encryption truly elevate your backup solution of choice. Especially after years of using EXT4/NTFS/APFS like a caveman.

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09 Aug 2020

In which order should be Drupal updates and configuration import/export run?

The answer is... generally run updates first. Whether to import or export the configuration afterwards depends on who updated the contrib code base.

You are updating the contrib code base

If you are updating the contrib code base, run the database updates and then export the configuration, as updates tend to alter the configuration storage data which needs to be commited into the version control system:

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