GCP SDK Update

Here’s how to update your Google Cloud Platform SDK (Software Development Kit) which is aka the CLI for interacting with Google’s API.

Get Current Version

gcloud version

Get the Components List

gcloud components list


gcloud components update

MySQL Backup To S3 Bucket

Here’s my MySQL backup script to the S3 Bucket.

Just a couple of things about the script. It’s using …

  1. AWS CLI
  2. Mysqldump

They must be setup and configured to work properly.

cd /root/database
TIMESTAMP=$(date +%Y-%m-%d)
/usr/bin/mysqldump dbname > dbname.sql
/usr/local/bin/aws s3 cp dbname.sql $S3FILE
sleep 3s
rm dbname.sql

Finally, set the S3 bucket with a 7 day retention. Backups older than 7 days are automatically deleted.

AWS CLI EC2 Describe Tags

Here’s how to get a list of EC2 tags.

aws ec2 describe-tags \
--filters "Name=resource-id,Values=i-xxxxxxxxxxxxx" \
--query 'Tags[][Key,Value]'  \
--profile default \
--region us-east-1 \
--output text

Install GCP SDK

Here’s how to install Google Cloud Platform SDK on the following.

Centos, Fedora and Redhat

# Setup Repo
sudo tee -a /etc/yum.repos.d/google-cloud-sdk.repo << EOF
name=Google Cloud SDK
# Install
yum install google-cloud-sdk

For Debian, Ubuntu, Mint

# Create an environment variable for the correct distribution
export CLOUD_SDK_REPO="cloud-sdk-$(lsb_release -c -s)"
# Add the Cloud SDK distribution URI as a package source
echo "deb http://packages.cloud.google.com/apt $CLOUD_SDK_REPO main" \
  | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-cloud-sdk.list
# Import the Google Cloud Platform public key
curl https://packages.cloud.google.com/apt/doc/apt-key.gpg \
  | sudo apt-key add -
# Update the package list and install the Cloud SDK
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install google-cloud-sdk

Install AWS CLI on Ubuntu 16.04

I ran into an issue with AWS CLI on Ubuntu 16.04. I was getting this error, “AWSHTTPSConnection’ object has no attribute ‘ssl_context” every time I try to do a simple “aws s3 ls” command. So, here’s the fix.

Assuming you installed “awscli” using apt. Go ahead and uninstall it.

apt remove awscli

Install awscli using pip instead.

apt install python-pip
pip install awscli
aws --version

If this is a fresh install, you may have to run “aws configure.”