Category: fileserver

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New Home Server

Much like my other recent article about my workstation upgrade, I decided to give my home server a big performance boost. This machine has went through many hardware iterations. Here are just the CPUs...

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Setting up SnapRAID on Ubuntu to Create a Flexible Home Media Fileserver

I’m often experimenting with different fileserver setups for home use. I’ve been very happy with ZFS for my mission critical files, but have found it’s inflexibity a little annoying with my home media server. As result, I’ve migrated to SnapRAID + mergerfs and it’s been working great. Here’s how I set it up.

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SnapRAID with mhddfs

Some users have been experiencing issues with AUFS’s quirks in terms of moving, or deleting files. mhddfs does not have white out files and as result, works as people expect. mhddfs is FUSE based,...

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Ubuntu AUFS NFS Export

I’ve had many people ask in the comments on my original thread how to get NFS exports working with their stock kernel. The default Ubuntu kernel does not have the option for NFS exports...

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Send system email with Gmail and sSMTP

sSmtp is a very lightweight SMTP server that is perfect for sending out system emails. In this article, I will show you show to use sSMTP to send email through your Gmail account.