Hey, Rafael!

Hey, Rafael!

Crazy ideas on cloud infrastructure, provisioning, scaling platforms and beyond. Often wrong.


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Rebuilding the NAS, (The) Part (That Was) II

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If you’ve been following my series of blog posts on my NAS rebuild, you probably came to this post expecting the final part of the series, where you’d find instructions on how to setup the applications and services that I rely on for my media management, such…

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Rebuilding the NAS, Interlude

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Before we dig into part II of the NAS rebuild, I'd like to entertain you with a tale of how I accidentally destroyed my newly-rebuilt NAS, and how I proceeded to recover it completely. First, some background After the FreeBSD rebuild, I decided to expand the N…

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Rebuilding the NAS, Part I

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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 about it here), but I will tell you what motivated me…

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Growing a RAID5 array (with LVM) online with MDADM

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Trawling through the web I've found a lot of information about growing RAID5 arrays, and some sparse information about growing EXT4 partitions. The only problem is they did not appear in the same spots, making this procedure a bit of a guessing game. I recentl…

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Extending your homebrew NAS

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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 have a little…

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The Big Little NAS, Pt 2

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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 ezrss.it, I could then automate the downloading of torrents with a simple RSS downloader script. Then I'd set up watch f…