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.


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!


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.


emby – 2 months in and no Plex

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 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…)

AWStats – how is my server being accessed

My recent blog about cron reminded me that I’d started this one, but hadn’t got around to finishing it.  I’m using cron in the same jail to run an hourly task to update the web statistic for AWStats that I’d set up in my reverse proxy jail.  I had AWStats set-up and running on my old FEMP jail, which I blogged about here.  It actually makes much more sense for this to happen on my reverse-proxy jail so I can track ALL of the stuff coming into my network.


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