Upgrade Old Ubuntu Server Versions

Upgrade Old Ubuntu Server to New LTS Use sed to update /etc/apt/sources.list sudo sed -i -e 's/archive.ubuntu.com\|security.ubuntu.com/old-releases.ubuntu.com/g' /etc/apt/sources.list apt update apt upgrade apt dist-upgrade

September 4, 2022 · 1 min · Ryan Jones

Gardens for Us Newbs

My blog is filled with all sorts of content, but one thing that’s not on here is gardening! To be fair I’m not a gardener, I only became interested during the pandemic because I had a lot of time to kill and was looking for stuff to do. So you know, build your wife a garden. Shopping list: 100 ft of hose Chicken wire Lumber Garden irrigation kit Topsoil Landscape fabric Lawn staples Basic gardening tools Gloves ( if you don’t want to spend 15 mins washing dirt off your hands and finger nails) Pick the area where you want to plant your garden, pick a place where there is plenty of constant direct sunlight (6+ hrs)....

May 31, 2022 · 2 min · Ryan Jones

The Ultimate Plex or Emby Htpc Set Up

I’ve spent the last year or so perfecting my movie curation experience. It started when I build my first Unraid Server using an old Dell R410 that I had laying around my lab. It was a relatively good experience as a NAS system, but then I Decided to centralize all my movies and tv shows. Like lots of people I had stacks of DVDs and Blu-Rays laying around the house, it was a pain to store them in a place that made them readily accessible for those days when I wanted nothing more than to binge watch some of my favorite content....

April 17, 2022 · 1 min · Ryan Jones

Diy Weather Station

I’ve always wanted to get back to my technical roots and work on electronics projects, however, life somehow always seems to get in the way. The Nationwide/Worldwide lockdown has been in full swing for months now which means lately I’ve had a lot more time to work on various projects such as a podcast, and fooling around with solar power for my garden shed. After I finished working on my solar project I needed something else to do and had the idea of building a weather station....

July 18, 2020 · 4 min · Ryan Jones

Ansible and Docker

Automate you docker containers with ansible --- - name: install pre-reqs apt: name: "{{item}}" state: present with_items: - "ca-certificates" - "curl" - "software-properties-common" - name: docker repo key apt_key: url: https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu/gpg state: present - name: docker repo install apt_repository: repo: deb [arch=amd64] https://download.docker.com/linux/ubuntu bionic stable state: present - name: install docker apt: name: docker-ce state: present update_cache: yes - name: start service service: name: docker state: started enabled: true - name: ensure docker-py is installed apt: name: "{{ item }}" state: present with_items: - "python-docker" - "python3-docker" - name: add user to docker group user: name: ryan group: docker append: yes --- - name: file: path: "{{ item }}" state: directory with_items: - ["/config", "/key", "/music", "/movies", "/pics", "/vids", "/tv" , "/weddingg_vids", ] --- - name: Mount config nfs mount: path: /config src: freenas:/mnt/tank/docker_host fstype: nfs state: mounted - name: Mount key nfs mount: path: /key src: freenas:/mnt/tank/key fstype: nfs state: mounted - name: Mount music nfs mount: path: /music src: freenas:/mnt/tank/music fstype: nfs state: mounted

August 27, 2019 · 1 min · Ryan Jones

Home Labbin It 5 Moving Freenass

This week we are talking about migrating from Unraid to Freenas. Let’s start with the why. For about a year I’vebeen using UNRAID as my storage/VM/docker platform and it’s been awesome. However like it says in the title, UNRAID is not raid, which has some good benefits and some pretty significant downsides. Because it doesn’t use RAID it means I can mix an match drive capacities at will without issue and can connect a drive to any computer that can read XFS have full access to the data....

March 30, 2018 · 3 min · Ryan Jones

Home Labbin 4

Part 2 of my NAS build for my lab / home use. As built it has about 30TB of usable storage. I plan to add an additional 24TB when I finish moving over my data and services from my old UNRAID server

March 17, 2018 · 1 min · Ryan Jones

Home Labbin Episode 3 Building New Nas

A quick intro to the project and it’s goals. Building a 4U Nas for my lab to replay my R410 running Unraid. 15 drives mostly 8TB SAS drives I got from a client that was decommissioning some Storage arrays and had tons of brand new spares.

March 2, 2018 · 1 min · Ryan Jones

Home Labbin 2

Quick video for those starting their home labs covering a very common question in the /r/homelab subreddit, “What Operating System should you use in your lab? Windows, Linux, Mac?” I very briefly discuss hypervisors and their benefits.

December 20, 2017 · 1 min · Ryan Jones

Home Labin It

Today I decided to start a new web series on home labs. It’s designed for home lab enthusiasts, who like to get their hands dirty learning cool new tech. The first video is just an introduction to the content. Look out for more!

December 5, 2017 · 1 min · Ryan Jones