Modernizing my homelab for Europes 2022 energy crisis

Intro. It should come as no surprise that Europe is currently undergoing it’s worst energy crisis since the 1970s. While power has always been somewhat expensive here, at least when compared to our US friends, running a small homelab was possible without starving. The current electricity prices are fluctuating between €0.5 and €1.3 per kWh, meaning that power hungry computer equipment has suddely become really expensive to run. As a small example, simply powering an 8 port UniFi US-8-60W requires around 16W excluding POE power draw. [Read More]
NAS  rclone  cloud  Linux 

I moved my NAS to the cloud

and you could too

This blog has been in a state of neglect for a long time. Not because I meant to, but as they say “Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans“, and life has been happening a lot to me these past few years. To the point where I’ve had little time for personal projects, and when I finally made something, it either turned out to be a bad idea, or not in a state I wanted to show. [Read More]
NAS  rclone  cloud  Linux 

Replacing my Raspberry Pi 2 with my Synology NAS and Docker

I recently moved my server from a 2012 Mac Mini to a Raspberry Pi 2, and while the Pi 2 has been doing a great job, another option recently became available to me. I’ve been a long time user of Synology NAS products. Their products have great uptime, along with superior performance, mobile apps, file sharing etc. I’ve been using them since 2001, and have only had a single unit fail on me. [Read More]