Exbase is a backup system which aims to replace hand-written backup scripts. Instead of writing backup scripts for each kind of system, Exbase adopts this task by working as some kind of middleware between the backup source and its targets. Exbase is configured using an XML configuration file. Exbase works by fetching data from the source(s) and delivering it to the target(s). Sources and targets may take a wide variety of forms.
The CPAN shell (and module) automates or at least simplifies the building and installation of Perl modules and extensions. It includes some primitive searching capabilities and knows how to use Net::FTP, LWP, and certain external download clients to fetch distributions from the Internet. Then it automatically tests and installs them and their dependencies.
Diskus is a high-level hard drive diagnostic and limited repair tool. It checks the disk geometry by writing numbered IDs into the sectors of the hard drive. Later one can verify that these sector-IDs on the disk are still correct, thereby detecting data which was not correctly written. There is an option to "freshen" the data on your harddrive, which will read and rewrite the sectors. With modern drives this will re-map defective sectors.
Multiplexing Console Manager is a daemon that provides multiplexed access to network accessible consoles (e.g. terminal servers, Serial Over LAN, etc). Features include kerberized authentication, ACL based entitlements, multiple viewers/editors, full logging (simple text and timestamped, replayable XML) of all output.
check_mysql_health is a plugin for the Shinken (Nagios) software that allows you to monitor a MySQL database. Among the list of metrics are time to login, index usage, bufferpool hit rate, query cache hit rate, slow queries, temp tables on disk, table cache hit rate, connected threads, and many more. Requirements are either a DBD::mysql Perl module or a MySQL client package.
NConf is a Web tool for configuring the Nagios monitoring software. It differs from similar tools by offering enterprise-class features like templates, dependencies, and the ability to configure a large-scale, distributed Nagios server topology. It lets you effortlessly maintain a distributed Nagios topology. It has a user-friendly GUI. It features host and service templates, a graphical dependency viewer, multiple authentication modes, a Nagios configuration importer, a CSV file importer, and a Perl database API. The data schema is customizable and expandable.