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On any given day, any number of our upwards of 4500 customers can call in about servers on their account. That comes out to be about 100,000 servers.
Rackspace has encouraged the development of tools to help you get your job done.
Holland is an Open Source backup framework originally developed at Rackspace and written in Python. Its goal is to help facilitate backing up databases with greater configurability, consistency, and ease. Holland is capable of backing up other types of data, too. Because of its plugin structure, Holland can be used to backup anything you want by whatever means you want.
Recap is a reporting script that generates reports of various information about the server.
The IUS Community Project is aimed at providing up to date and regularly maintained RPM packages for the latest upstream versions of PHP, Python, MySQL and other common software specifically for Redhat Enterprise Linux. IUS can be thought of as a better way to upgrade RHEL, when you need to.
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