Setting up ELK Stack for near real-time log monitoring in AWS

ELK is a software stack that can help us combine all the logs from different systems and then analyze , monitor and evaluate in a single dashboard. The ‘ELK’ is an acronym made with the first letters of the components in it. Those are ‘Elasticsearch’,’Logstash’ and Kibana.

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IntelliJ IDE Pro Tips and useful features

I have been a developer from last 10 years and have used a wide variety of IDEs ranging from Notepad ( Yes, I wrote my first java program in notepad !! ) to Netbeans. But when I started using Intellij , there is a visible difference in the way I used to work with Java projects. Unlike other IDE’s out there, this one is paid .But trust me , you will not regret the decision of paying for this IDE.
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Additional hard disk in laptop CD-Drive ( Ultrabay)

I recently did an upgrade to my Thinkpad T420 (Read the post ) .  During the upgrade , I replaced my HDD for a SSD. The performance had improved drastically and I am completely happy about the upgrade.

Now the issue is that the SSD is of a lower capacity ( 120 GB ) and does not have my music and videos. They are still in my HDD. So I will need to have constant access to them. Now the question is how to make use of the currently obsolete HDD.
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