Posts Tagged: FreeBSD

So last night I got an email from my storage server. I usually get at least one email per day with a status update, but this time I got a critical alert as follows: I did some research online and quickly found that this was an indication that the drive might by dying. I ordered… Read Article →

I had an outage for a few days as I was working on my lab setup. I also tidied up the server rack a bit, as seen below. Before I had about half of my important services such as Active Directory and DNS running on one physical server, and the other half (hosting things like this… Read Article →

Cron is the handy Linux/FreeBSD scheduler which can be used to run programs or scripts at regular intervals. The syntax can be a bit confusing however, and I’ve found myself searching for “cron run task every 10 minutes” more than once. Here is a list of some common schedule tasks. You can copy this list… Read Article →

Since WordPress is not exactly know for being secure (although this falls mainly on the plugins) it is always a good idea to patch it regularly. I recently updated the theme I use on this site, and forgot to back up the old theme folder before I did so. That meant I ran into this… Read Article →

With physical server number 3 entering my basement datacenter I have started looking at power consumption. I have not checked the actual draw of power from all gear, but I know that my 950 W UPS started complaining about being overloaded with all three servers + switch/WAP running on it, so the current power draw is probably somewhere… Read Article →

Completed the first step and got FreeBSD installed on the new server this morning. Still waiting on rails to rack it. Installed 2x old Radeon 7850’s, and will continue to spin up some VMs using PCI-E pass through. Guide will come later as I work my way through the setup.

As I mentioned earlier, I wanted to give the bhyve hypervisor a try. I also realized that my desktop PC used for playing games was starting to perform badly with modern games. I did build it around 4 years ago, using cheap components at the time. The issue is with higher resolutions like 1440p and… Read Article →

I want to look at FreeBSD’s hypervisor “bhyve”, but I currently don’t have any free hardware to do the testing on. Since bhyve now supports Windows I figured that I might be able to replace my VMware ESXi installation with FreeBSD instead. This would involve migrating a ton of lab servers however, and since I’ve… Read Article →

I came across the Open Source project File Pizza, which offers peer-to-peer (P2P) file transfers between people using just a browser. While they do offer a free service through the website, I figured that I would try and set this up on my own site. The files are available on their Github Page. Since… Read Article →

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