I finally experience a LUKS disk that I could not open. It was not a good experience, but it was a good opportunity to use LUKS header. For this to work, you will need the LUKS header for that specific disk. After the above command, open the encrypted disk like you normally do. I hope […]
I use Duplicati to backup my computer and my folks’ computers to my NAS. For now, I found Duplicati very easy to setup and it works on Linux, Mac and Windows and it uses a web browser to manage it. To install Duplicati in Linux, I posted the Duplicati in Fedora. Make sure that download
I have my folks’ computers getting backup to my NAS. My folks do not have any business to the NAS other than backing up their computer via the SFTP; therefore, they don’t need a /home or SSH access. What I am trying to accomplish here is to provide just SFTP only access and lock the
I am using Timeshift to take a snapshot of my darktower NAS and workstations just in case of the failed upgrade were to occur. I could rollback to the previous snapshot then I am good to go. Preparing the USB drive Preparing an external device such as USB thumb drive for storing the Timeshift snapshots.
I just noticed this recently. Unlike in CentOS, Debian mountd ports are dynamic and they will keep changing every reboot. Therefore, if the host firewall is enabled, the allowed ports may require constant modification due to mountd ports are not hardcoded. To install NFS on Debian You can find the mountd ports via the following
I just want to start with I am not a Docker expert. I just use Docker as a tool that I use to help me accomplish some tasks. This post is about how I utilize Docker containers to self-host some services that I use for my homelab and home services. Also, how I backup my
I use Proxmox for my virtualization needs, but there are other use case that I have to run a VM on my NAS. My first choice is to use Cockpit, but I could not get the Cockpit working with Leap 15.2. Cockpit only supports Tumbleweed and the available community repos do not work either. The
Not too long ago, I posted the Raspberry Pi NUT server. This post is somewhat related to it. I am going to add email notification using msmtp. An assumption with this post: Gmail account that is configured with app password. It is probably a good idea to create a new account just for notification and
To make the management of the LUKS encrypted disk(s), I think Clevis/Tang method is the easiest way. Clevis/Tang can decrypt and mount the disk(s) at boot. This is great for NAS servers that have multiple disks. Here is a link to a great presentation from DebConf explaining and demo-ing the Clevis and Tang. Figure 1
If you are planning to encrypt your disk, encrypting disks will wipe clean the disk. Make sure that there is no data on the disk you are planning to encrypt. This post is based on my use case. I just want to make that clear. Why encrypt the disks? There are too many reasons why.