Rebuilding the NAS, Part I

If you follow this blog (it's ok if you don't), you may be aware that a couple of years back I decided to build my own NAS. I won't go into the details of what drove me to build it myself (you can read more...


Extending your homebrew NAS

Today, courtesy of @pedrovanzella, I was introduced to CouchPotato, a little project started by a dev from the SABnzbd+ forums. What it does, is magic. Well, in reality it’s a bit less than that. If you’ve been following closely, you know that I...


The Big Little NAS, Pt 2

If you missed part 1, go here. Broadcatching ? When I started building the server, I was (and still am) a fan of torrents. Using sites like, I could then automate the downloading of torrents with a simple RSS downloader script. Then I'd set...


The Big Little NAS, Pt 1

Preface This article/howto/recipe/whatever was inspired by a bunch of things: Me constantly running out of space for my media library. Me starting to use Apple’s Time Machine a lot. Drobo’s offerings. My desire to have a home server that could...

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