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