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 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…)
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.
After running so reliably for such a long time, I’d received another e-mail from CrashPlan today to say my backup set was below 100%. Time for some investigation…. (more…)
I received an e-mail today telling me that CrashPlan hadn’t backed up for the last 3 days. I have CrashPlan running in a VirtualBox jail as I blogged about here, and I very rarely check it as it just does its stuff in the background, and sends me a weekly update to say everything is fine.
So I used a Remote Desktop Connection (RDC) to check the VM and was surprised to see error messages to say it has run out of disk space. When I’d set it up I’d created a virtual disk of 20GB, which I’d assumed would be plenty, but when I investigated it appeared to be all but full. So the daunting task of increasing the size of the VirtualBox .vdi file, which I’ve done before on a Windows VM, but not one running in a Jail on my FreeNAS server. (more…)
The first question I’d be asking if I’d read the other Plex 🙁 emby:-) blog is whether emby is actually a good replacement for Plex, or is it just too much of a compromise? Well, ‘out of the box’ so to speak, I’d probably say it wasn’t but it’s not too difficult to add in some of the missing pieces and after a few days configuring and testing I’d say it mostly is.