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Our nice new logo

Today we have started to use our new logo. It was time for a little refresh . . .We used this site : https://www.brandcrowd.com Of course it is not protected in any way, since this is crazy expensive, or at least not worth it for our site. We got it from good authority that when…
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What the @#$% is wrong with HTTPS

From one day to the other our HTTPS stopped working, and no clue what’s wrong. Dailed back the security on our Unifi Dream Machine, re-installed NGINX and LetsEncrypt, but it all failed to fix the problem. In the end the solution turned out te be to restore the factory settings on the Dream Machine and…
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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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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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Server running Docker and now what . . .

So now you have a server with docker running and still a terminal screen. Where are the graphics? Well, you should absolutely start with this: https://hub.docker.com/search?q=portainer&type=image This is Portainer, an absolute must if you want to keep track of your Docker environment. It is a GUI en also a Docker Container. Here you can manage…
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The Server

Basically, you can use any old computer, so maybe you have one laying around somewhere. This is ideal if you are not sure yet about the server idea. The hardware we have is more than enough for the things we want to do, but do not invest if you are not sure Another thing to…
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