Offsite Backup with Bacula

Offsite Backup with Bacula

Intro Into the category of “What can I possibly do useful with a Raspberry PI?” falls the idea of origanizing a backup server using the Bacula backup software. Details I use an old USB disk and a USB hub as external storage for the Bacula volume data and for the catalog (stored in PostgreSQL). For full-filling the off-site requirement the jobs are copied with a ‘Migration Job’ to an external FTP server.
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Website done with StaticGen Hugo

Website done with StaticGen Hugo

Some years ago I decided to write my personal web page as a bunch of static HTML pages using only server-side includes to cope with the repetitive elements like footer, header, menus. When I installed a Wordpress just for the blog I intended to start, I thought: why can’t this be done statically too? In fact, it can be done: the following web pages show an explosion of tools for static HTML site generation:
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A NAS tale

A NAS tale

In August 2009 I decided it was time to replace my old Pentium II serving 5 old SUN storage disks (the white boxes, enormously noisy, for those who remember) with a modern NAS system. I bought a QNAP TS-439 Pro. The integrated firmware (aka customized Linux) gave me the creeps from a software design point of view, but it did the job. Almost exactly a year later there was a fatal event and my software RAID (RAID 5) decided not to assemble anymore.
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OpenBSD firewall and securityrouter.org

OpenBSD firewall and securityrouter.org

Found a really nice new router appliance based on OpenBSD 6.0, http://securityrouter.org. I’m still missing some features like a split-horizon DNS, so I will not abandon the script-based project http://github.com/andreasbaumann/OpenBSD-firewall just for now.
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Mission Statement

This is a personal blog. I intend to post on technologies and ideas currently in my mind. Take everything I write with a grain of salt.. ;-)
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