A lot has happened in the last year. I decided to pick up an 18u rack and rack mount my servers instead of building one. I also picked up two identically configured r620 servers which are clustered with the r420 but are mainly used as backup + failover for each other.
This #homelab hobby has really been a lot of fun and a huge learning experience for me. I’m always pursuing more knowledge and hands on experience. Doing so has only led to good things.
The main gap between poor communication and good communication is knowing how much to say. 001. (https://victoria.dev/neofeed/the-main-gap/)
The time it takes to create something doesn’t begin when you sit down to code it, write it, build it. By that point it’s been years in the making, building up inside you from everything you learn and do. (https://victoria.dev/neofeed/creating/)
My son started getting into RC cars so I decided to get my old Tamiya Mad Bull running again. I’ve had it for at least 20 years and it’s in decent condition.
I ordered new electronics for it (radio, electronic speed control, motor, batteries, and charger). Swapped everything out, cleaned most of it by mainly just lubrication of gears/bearings. Just waiting for the batteries and charger now.
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Finally installed a Quadro P400 for my Plex VM. Passthrough with Proxmox was pretty straightforward with this guide on Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/homelab/comments/b5xpua/the_ultimate_beginners_guide_to_gpu_passthrough/
I'm pretty happy with the performance so far.
I’m going to start sharing on my personal website again.
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I've been using the beta since they've announced it and I've been impressed with the integration with Linux.
One of my goals for the #homelab is to self-host my code with a CI/CD stack, setup a pull through cache for Docker images, NPM packages, and Composer packages for my day to day development work.
I'm also planning on setting up an APT cache of Debian since all my servers, virtual machines, and my desktop run Debian.
Maybe someday I'll setup a Steam cache but I'll need to expand my storage significantly for that.
Finally setup my R210 II as a pfSense router/firewall currently behind my WRT1900ACS wireless router since I'm not ready to switch over yet.
There is so much to learn but I was pleasantly surprised by Linode API support for Dynamic DNS.
I am planning on building a small rack cabinet for the #homelab but right now it's sitting on a couple storage bins with wood laid underneath.
My lab also consistes of an old MacBook Pro (11,1) and MacBook Air (5,2) which I think will become strictly docker nodes. I run Debian 10 on all of these servers.
I'm still planning pretty heavily my long term goal but right now it's a NAS, Plex, and Nextcloud server for my family.
Update on my #homelab: I received the R210 II and R420 a couple weeks ago and have been fiddling with them ever since, mostly on the R420.
iDRAC Enterprise is a fantastic tool and I've been loving Proxmox. This R420 is primarily to replace my current NAS (WD EX2100) so I have ZFS setup with 4x 3TB drives in a RaidZ2.
This is my first time purchasing used HGST drives but all seems well. I do have multiple backups though. My old NAS is a secondary local backup and Backblaze as the offsite.
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