Ramblings of an IT geek

My Docker journey so far

So after my last post about Docker here, I’ve spent quite a bit of time playing with various configurations before finally settling on something that’s been running stable for the past week or so.  I suspect it won’t be how I run things long term, but it should help me decide what the future looks like.

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One Hundred (with Guttenberg)

Said In a darts commentary 20-20-60 stylee!

After my last, and longest blog, I’ll try and keep this one a little shorter.  It’s really just here to commemorate reaching 100 blogs.  Never when I started did I imagine I’d still be writing to myself!

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Docker – what’s that all about??

There have been lots of posts about Docker on the FreeNAS forums over the last 12 months, and I didn’t pay much attention to them. I could do everything I needed through a combination of Jails and VirtualBox VM’s so why did I need Docker? Well, to be honest, I still don’t know, but I have managed to create a bhyve VM running RancherOS and Portainer so I can try and find out!

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CrashPlan bhyve VM

When I get started on stuff like this, I like to try and get it finished, so unsurprisingly I spent some time yesterday evening looking at how I would recreate my CrashPlan VM, currently running CentOS in VirtualBox, using iohyve and bhyve.

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bhyve VM using iohyve

I’ve been meaning to look again at moving my VirtualBox (vbox) Virtual Machines (VMs) into the built-in hypervisor (bhyve using iohyve, the bhyve manager) that’s now in FreeNAS, but at my last attempt, last year didn’t get very far.  I had a little time this afternoon, so thought I’d give it another go!

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FreeNAS (part 2 + 1 year) – what’s changed?

As the year draws to an end, I always look back and wonder how the year has passed by so quickly.  As I get older, time seems to be moving so much faster, or at least it feels that way.  I thought it would be interesting to look back on this blog I posted about how I used my FreeNAS server, as quite a lot has changed over the last 12 months.

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