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I got a Raspberry Pi 4 for Christmas, although never really had in mind running Pi-hole. I’ve also been playing around with various browsers, which is what actually got me thinking about using Pi-hole. And finally, after a couple of Youtube videos I decided to give Pi-hole a spin for myself, but not on my Raspberry Pi 4, but in a Ubuntu VM on my FreeNAS server!


A New Year FreeNAS Update

Very much like my update at the beginning of 2019, I go into 2020 with FreeNAS up-to-date.  I’m running the latest version (11.2-U7) on both of my machines, all of my jails are all on the latest version of FreeBSD possible (11.3-p5), and they are mostly running the latest packages. The biggest change this year is hardware-related, as I’ve just finished building FreeNAS0, moving FreeNAS1 to backup duties, and retiring FreeNAS2 (which will be going on eBay shortly!)


FreeNAS0 > FreeNAS1

Almost there… the final piece of the FreeNAS0 jigsaw. Creating the replication of data back from FreeNAS0 > FreeNAS1 and turning FreeNAS1 into the backup. It all reminded me a little of A New Hope, and Darth Vaders quote to Obi-Wan ‘When I met you I was but the learner. Now, I am the master’. FreeNAS0 is now the master, but perhaps it just the 9 hours of Star Wars I enjoyed on Wednesday night/Thursday morning!


FreeNAS0 – Virtualise

Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver

Although I might still try and get my old crashplan VM running on FreeNAS0, I always had it in my mind that I’d virtualise main use cases – ONLYOFFICE Document Service, Crashplan and Docker – on Ubuntu 18.04 on FreeNAS0.