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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
I’ve been using emby in anger now for two months, so thought I’d provide a quick update on how things have gone. I still have a jail running Plex 1.8.4, but it remains logged out of plex.tv and other than running in the background, scanning and updating with any new media I’ve added, I’ve not used it for watching any media in the house (although my 5-year-old daughter has used it occasionally on her iPad!). (more…)