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Sep/21

Restructuring Instances With DigitalOcean

Overview I have been using DigitalOcean for hosting my blog as well as other services for a while now. Not only have there been significant advances with the likes of volumes, firewalls, etc for free the value for money on … Continue reading

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Mar/21

Home Assistant Introduction

Overview I have been using Home Assistant for 6 months and it has been an amazing investment of time and energy. Home Assistant is like the controller or brains behind any home automation. As a community project, it has it’s … Continue reading

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Aug/20

Install Network UPS Monitoring Server

Overview I have been using an Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) on and off for years. It was in the last few years when we noticed the lights brightening and dimming on halogen bulbs I decided to look into it deeper … Continue reading

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Dec/19

Pi-hole DNS Filtering

Overview Pi-hole is a very light weight, DNS filtering server. It’s so light that there are reports it can even run on a Raspberry Pi 1! Example reasons for filtering DNS include blocking ads to filtering out harmful sites (content … Continue reading

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Jun/19

Backup Overview

Overview This post ties all the backup posts into 1 overview of the backups. There are 3 main types based on the location of where the data is stored / managed: Local Offsite Online Local Backup Data that resides in … Continue reading

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Apr/18

Upgrading HAProxy On Ubuntu

Overview Following my earlier post using Vbernat’s PPA to install the latest Haproxy on Ubuntu, there have been several minor versions since the original post. The steps below will show you how to upgrade to any version offered by Vbernat’s … Continue reading

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Jan/18

Off-Site Backup Part 3 – Tools

Overview The second part to off site backup goes into the tools. For the concept and background to this please see  and security here. Backup Program I use SyncBack Pro to handle the file copy and triggering the file copy. … Continue reading

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Aug/16

Off-Site Data Backup Part 1

Overview So many things are stored digitally nowadays from messages to photos but how many of them are irreplaceable? I fear for losing my data from past experience but even more so now that I have a child. Thankfully my … Continue reading