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I was using a custom solution running MongoDB in the Backend on Ubuntu 18.04 and recently decided to try out an

apt-get update
apt-get dist-upgrade

I got quickly reminded why doing such operations require a bit more planning ahead instead of the just do it way of thinking.

systemctl status mongod
‚óŹ mongod.service loaded failed failed MongoDB Database Server

cat /var/log/mongodb/mongod.log

“ctx”:“initandlisten”,“msg”:“Storage engine to use detected by data files”,“attr”:{“dbpath”:"/var/lib/mongodb", Functions"storageEngine":“mmapv1”}}

Cannot start server with an unknown storage engine: mmapv1"}}

Luckily in IT, there’s always a solution for everything and a chance to reverse engineer what happened…

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Welcome to my first non-work related article and to my curiosity of building an automated installation for making sour cabbage. To those that never came across this, it’s what we use you in Romania for 2 purposes:

  • making minced meat rolls we call “sarmale” (the Turkish call them sarma and the Greeks dolma)
    (spoiler alert: Sarmale)
  • making sour soups we call “ciorba” or bors (do not confuse with the Russian borsh that despite sounding the same is a completely different dish)

The sour juice resulting from the fermentation you can also drink on empty stomach. Beware though..depending on your stomach you might feel that you are getting purged :)

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Mihai Tanasescu

All Rounder and Jack of all trades (master of none? :) ).
Sailing the Cloud world with my fantastic team@Aviatrix, former Network, Systems Engineer (Cisco, Juniper, Linux, Openshift, Openstack).
A flavor of Security added to the mix (Offensive Security OSCE).
If there’s anything new and cool, then I like to learn about it. I’m also a fan of deep diving under the hood of a product to see what makes it tick as well as what breaks it.

Solutions Architect @ Aviatrix