Blue Sky Footage offers its users a virtual warehouse of a huge variety of high quality stock video footage: over 16 terabytes of it, to be precise. With that in mind, Blue Sky’s business model needs to be able to store and deliver large amounts of content swiftly and securely. We were able to heavily customize their site to streamline and simplify its operations.
We’ve created some tools to help ourselves out with development. Here are 2 that we hope you’ll find useful:
ssync — A file system mirroring tool
ssync is a linux command line tool that copies a filesystem as efficently as possible, trying to minimize both disk input/output and preserve space. It keeps incremental versions available and hard-links them so as not to duplicate space.
httpd-stat — Access Apache’s server-status
httpd-stat works with apache 1 and apache 2 and reads the shared memory segment directly to access the status info. Useful if apache is overloaded or no free connections.
Check back at our Tools page as we’ll be expanding it with more interesting tools in the near future!