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Building a 2U AMD Ryzen server (Proxmox GPU Passthrough / OBS or Xsplit in VM)

As I mentioned previously, one of the reasons for this server is to use it as a live streaming server for some of the IP cameras we use on our LAN parties. Since we now have 8MP/4K IP cameras I also wanted to stream in 4K, preferably in 60FPS to make scrolling text look all beautiful and crisp.

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Building a 2U AMD Ryzen server (Hardware configuration + ZFS settings)

I recently had the need to build a 2U Server for home and LAN party usage. Since AMD Ryzen is now offering a very interesting 8 core CPU with plenty of PCIe lanes I decided to use a Ryzen 1700x. The server is running Proxmox and is even using GPU passthrough! This post will host the first video and some configuration details that are harder to convey in a video. A second video and post with more information about some hardware and the GPU passthrough will go up after this.

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DIY Cloud Backup: Installing and configuring a client

In the previous article I showed you how to install and configure the server and storage. So now that we have a storage target running for a tenant, let’s install the Duplicati 2 client software and configure a backup!

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DIY cloud backup: Installing and configuring the server

Now that we have all the hardware (Server, USB3 disk cabinet and disks) we need to set it all up! This post will guide you through installing Ubuntu, setting up the storage and configuring the Minio S3 backend including how to deal with multiple tenants.

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DIY cloud backup: OS and Storage configuration

Ok, so now we have all the hardware selected, let’s talk OS and storage configurations, a lot of it comes down to personal preference and hardware you want/need to buy!

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DIY cloud backup: Replacing CrashPlan Home Family DIY style

Like many of you, I’ve been a long-time subscriber to CrashPlan Home Family. But recently I received an e-mail that this is soon going to end. Like many before it, CrashPlan is cancelling their Unlimited Family subscription, no more multi-PC cloud backup! So I started thinking, how hard would it be to “build” a self hosted replacement?

This will be a multi-article guide on how to build your own multi-tenant Crashplan replacement for yourself or you and your friends and family.

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Let’s talk about: Which network cable to get

There is a lot of talk on the internet about which cable you need and what you should or shouldn’t get. Some people say CAT7 is never needed and some say you are an idiot if you still buy CAT5e? What do you really need, let’s talk about that! Continue reading Let’s talk about: Which network cable to get

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Home Networking: Tools needed to run network cable through the house

As mentioned in the previous Home Networking video, the house was almost ready for running the networking cables through the walls. This will be the first post about that, and focus on what tools you need to perform the job!

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Let’s talk about: Velcro

Let’s talk about Velcro. Why Velcro? I don’t know, I’ve always been a big fan of it and I think everyone should have a plentiful supply of velcro in their life. Don’t you think so?

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Home Networking: Third walkthrough

It’s been a few months since the last walkthrough, so let’s take you through the house again and show you what’s changed since last time! Continue reading Home Networking: Third walkthrough

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