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Calibre-Web

In or last two articles we announced the move from ubooquity to two other GUI’s to handle comics and books on our server. This article is about handling the books. As we already use Calibre, it was not such a big leap to Calibre-Web, as this is considered the GUI for Calibre. Just as with…
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Komga

As mentioned in our last post, looking for a replacement for ubooquity as our comic book reader, we stumbled upon Komga, and we liked the way it looked. After some dry running we even decided to hook it up with nginx, making it possible to make use of it more secure outside our network. This…
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LOG4j and other crap …

If you read about this, hear about it, and it becomes an item in the workplace, I admit, we got a little worried about our network. As big fans of ubiquity equipment, we have a dream machine to help us stay as safe as possible from the big bad internet. If you look in the…
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Maybe you noticed . . .

When you look at the nice codeblocks we have in our docker blogs, you must have noticed that we blanked certain information like username, password, domain, for obvious reasons. As explained in another post, the internet is not a safe place. Also we sometimes used the “.env” file for certain parameters. Another thing we played…
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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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