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: Server and storage hardware

To build our DIY multi-tenant, multi-client “cloud” backup solution we’re going to need a “server” and storage. I use the term server loosely because this is anything but serve grade hardware. But since it serves the purpose of holding home backups and nothing else, it also needs to be cost effective. I believe I have found the right middle-ground in that, creating a “fast enough” setup which is also cheap enough to run.

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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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ESP8266 LED Lighting: Installing COB LED downlights controlled using QuinLED

Because we’re now living in the house I can finally get to work on installing the actual lights I’m going to be using all throughout the house. So, I made a video on how to install lights and connected them to QuinLED!

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Let’s talk about: Shield (2017) vs Core i5 HTPC

I’ve been using HTPC’s to run XBMC/Kodi ever since the old XBOX ┬áconsole (the original) really couldn’t cut it anymore with HD 720p content emerging. But the recent release of the shield (2017) got me interested, would this device for fill my maybe playback needs while also giving me access to the now emerging forms of streamed content platforms?

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