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The day we were hacked

And what a day it was, and how stupid can you be . . . We were on holiday and wanted to see some of the stuff we had on our nice server. So we decided to open up a few ports to make this possible (big mistake), and then decided to leave them open…
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Your very own Minecraft server

Wether you want to play by yourself, or with a whole group, it is all possible with your own Minecraft server. And it is easy as well. You will need an account to use the client, but then you can go ahead and play.Our server is using the map from Hermitcraft 7. It is cool…
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Time Machine for your apple computers

When you are a fan of the Apple products, as we are, it is obvious that you want to make backups using Time Machine. And what better way than to do this on your own server, right? The compose file is very basic, as shown below. Hits: 0

NGINX and LetsEncrypt

As you can read in the blogs, the internet is a nasty place, so you need protection. And one of the first defenses is HTTPS. Also you probably will have multiple dockers using port 80/443, so you need NGINX as well. The below shown compose file will create these two dockers with an automated refresh…
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Portainer

Portainer is a great tool to monitor and manage your docker environment, and we are using it from the beginning.Web: https://www.portainer.io Installation could not be simpler: Hits: 2

Loosing your data

One of the things we learned the hard way is that you need to use persistent volumes when you deploy your applications. The benefit of it is that you have control over where these volumes are stored. On our server have a separate physical volume where we store these volumes, thus keeping things organized. You…
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The Upgrade – The Details

Apart from the struggles described in the last post, which were interesting to say the least, there are also the pictures of what the server looks like and what makes it tick. First the case. This is from Fractal. I used to be a cooler master fan, and they are still good case, don’t get…
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All that disk space . . .

So now we have 8 SATA connectors, what to do with them . . . . The M2, the on-board SSD, is mainly used for the OS and the OS related installs like docker. Then we have a separate disk used to store the docker Volumes (local persist), that helped us to recover fast, like…
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The upgrade… πŸ”ΊπŸ’½

The moment you begin to struggle with the amount of storage you currently have. We ran into this issue. We have such a vast amount of docker containers and backup systems, we started to run out of space on our server. So naturally we started looking into new drives. For us this wasn’t a hard…
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The beginning . . .

About a year ago, my son and I decided to build our own server. Having build a game pc before, we were confident we could pull this off also. My son is about to start his education in IT, so that was another compelling reason. In the following blogs we will describe the journey we…
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