Petit was developed to quickly analyze syslog and Apache log files in large environments. It can also be used for word discovery within log data. It is a general purpose tool that can do hashing, word counts, and command line graphing of Apache and syslog files. It is designed to be a standard Unix tool that can be employed with pipes or by opening files. Petit works by sifting data with standard patterns and allows for custom filters and fingerprints. This leaves the analyst with data that is both varied and interesting.
Chev is a sane by default vulnerability check script that checks NIST and US Cert RSS feeds for a short list of software that you configure. It has two levels of priority, warn and critical, which allows for easy use with Nagios as a stand-alone script or in a cron job. Just add strings for your major pieces of software and chev will tell you when a vulnerability has been released.
Beaver is a simple concurrent backup system with snapshotting. It is based on a simple list of servers, a file of configuration options, and lists of things to be excluded or included. More powerful configuration options are available in the configuration files. Different copies of beaver backup can be run on the same server with different configuration files. Beaver backup is normally run by cron on a central backup box and uses keychain for remote authentication.