Monthly Archives: April 2013

How to Properly Set Up VirtualBox Host/Guest System with NFS

Usecase Since I always have to google for a good solution to configure a guest/host-system properly I will now just post the most usefull links. Solution Basic setup (creating VSI, installing Debian, configure network, setting up shares) Cloning correctly

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in Debian, kubuntu, Linux, NFS, Ubuntu, VirtualBox

Merge VirtualBox Snapshots via Bash Script

Use case My backup script automatically creates daily snapshots of each VM images (for incremental backups). Thus I have a huge amount of snapshots after a while. Unfortunately the VirtualBox-UI does not provide a method of removing/mergin all snapshots at

Tagged with: , ,
Posted in Ubuntu, VirtualBox

MyBack: Incremental Ubuntu Backup Script including VirtualBox using a rsync Wrapper

This is an outdated version. I fully refactored the tool and published it on Github. If you are just interested in the sourcecode please jump directly to the sourcecode-section. What is MyBack MyBack is a fully-automated backup solution I’ve implemented

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Backup, kubuntu, rsync, update, VirtualBox

Installing Oracle’s Java (7) on Ubuntu (12.10)

Use case Since the Java installation handling changed during the last Ubuntu releases (due to Oracle’s politics) most parts of my old post are out of date now. Solution I found a great instruction about how to install Oracle’s Java

Tagged with: , , ,
Posted in Java, kubuntu

German Umlauts on US-Keyboard on (K)Ubuntu

Use case As a software developer I prefer using keyboards with US-layout. Mainly because special characters (like []{}\|<>) are more easy to write/reach – some even without a modifier. But, for email and stuff, I still rely on German Umlauts.

Tagged with: , , , ,
Posted in kubuntu, Linux, Ubuntu

Lenovo T530, Kubuntu 12.10, NVIDIA Optimus, External Monitors

April 16, 2013 Just a couple of days after I wrote this post NVIDIA released a new version of its driver that is optimized for the Optimus technology. See for further information. Use case I bought a new Lenovo Thinkpad

Tagged with: , , , , ,
Posted in kubuntu, Lenovo, Linux, NVIDIA, Ubuntu