Linux Programming Systems Administration

“How I got a Feature Before I Even Asked for It” or “Open Source is Awesome”

To backup my server I uses a tool called restic ( – It’s great. I’ve recently been testing out using MEGA ( as the backend storage for my backups, and to integrate that with restic, you use rclone ( as a storage driver. Sounds complicated, but it’s really not:restic –talks-to–> rclone –talks-to–> mega However, during […]

Linux Networking Systems Administration

A script to connect to a Cisco switch and backup the running-config using Python3 and Paramiko

I have been trying to find a way to create a regular backup of my Cisco switch’s running-config, so I can store it in my normal backups. However, after searching online I was able to find some tools that were almost there, but nothing that was quite as flexible as I needed, so I wrote […]