MackPexton.com

Mack Pexton

Information Systems – IT Specialist – Linux Sysadmin

I design, build, and maintain Computer Information Systems.

I assemble and configure servers and open source software. I write my own software to fill in the blanks so that systems are integrated and automated.

My ongoing project is the AcmeBase Small Enterprise System. It's essentially a locally-hosted private cloud.

I've been in business 30 years. I like to work from my nice office in Montana.

What can I do for you?

I can preserve the integrity of your computer information. What does that mean? Well to start with, I backup your systems.

I have backup scripts that have been in production use for many years. They automate the daily backups of servers. They simplify the off-site backups so anyone can maintain them. They clone running servers saving up-to-the-moment snapshots. And I have developed a system that provides users with a time machine backup of their own files.

Time machine catalog.

Do you think you have malware hiding in your servers?

I have had success routing out rogue programs on servers. As a software engineer for a hosting service, I oversaw the security of hundreds of websites operated by other webmasters.

Do you need help managing your computers?

I maintained fleets of PCs, Macs, servers, network equipment, wi-fi, and firewalls for well over a decade.

Do you need to purchase servers, networks, or PCs?

I have specified, purchased, installed, and maintained computing equipment throughout their entire life-cycles.

Do you have a big software system that needs management and support?

I managed the Montana State University library catalog software.

Moving to the cloud?

I can help move your information all around. It's not fun but I've done a lot of it.

Are you a growing company?

I was with Mystery Ranch Backpacks as they grew 1,000% in a decade. I managed all their computers, servers, and networks.

License

No license fees.

All my programs are free and open source software as they are built upon other free and open source software. All programs are licensed under the Apache License, the MIT License, or where marked, the GNU GPL3.

Whether my scripts are published or not, they are intended to be "left behind" on your systems to be used as needed. I also make upgraded versions of many programs available through git or svn repositories.