Author: nachoparker

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nextcloudpi

NextCloudPi gets RPi4 support, a backup UI, moves to NC16.0.3, Buster, PHP7.3 and more

The latest release of NextCloudPi is out! The biggest change in this release is the update to the latest Debian Buster, which comes with PHP 7.3 for a nice speed boost of around 17% over PHP 7.2. Other than than we have multi-arch docker containers that include the arm64 architecture, some improvements in our tools …

arch

Replicate your system with self-hosted Arch Linux metapackages

I have spent a lot of time spent over the years to tweak my system to my taste. Things like Openbox, Vim, Zsh, Tmux have a myriad of options and plugins that I put effort into configuring, and also I have my collection of installed programs whose configuration files I tuned. When it comes to …

nextcloud

Understanding and improving Nextcloud Previews

NextCloudPi‘s target audience is domestic hosters and one of the use cases that attracts users is to self-host their own picture collection. The main complaint for such users is that gallery is too slow. When you open the gallery previews are generated on the fly which affects responsiveness. Once they are generated, the next time …

ARM, docker

Building Docker containers in 2019

It has been a few years now from the container explosion and the ecosystem is starting to settle down. After all the big names in industry jumped in the containerization wagon, very often proposing their own solution, it seems like Docker based platforms are finally here to stay. After Docker became the de facto standard, …

nextcloudpi

NextCloudPi brings NC 15.0.5, RockPro64 support, new tools and more

The latest release of NextCloudPi is out! This release brings the latest version of Nextcloud, enhanced documentation, a bunch of new NCP tools and as well as some performance improvements. In addition, we bring preliminary support for the new RockPro64 boards. NextCloudPi improves everyday thanks to your feedback. Please report any problems here. Also, you …

btrfs, linux

How to recover a BTRFS partition

Disclaimer: I take no responsibility for any data loss resulting from following this guide. Try to understand what you are doing at all times and don’t copy-paste commands without reading carefully. BTRFS is a great filesystem for holding data. It is a modern copy-on-write filesystem featuring enhanced data integrity mechanisms to avoid silent data corruption, …

raspberrypi

What’s wrong with the Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is an incredibly popular device that has a well deserved fame for its affordability, versatility, possibilities and vibrant community. It is easy to find fan projects and publications praising it, but most people are not aware of its weak points until they suffer them and come across the information on the forums. …

nextcloudpi

NextCloudPi updated to NC15.0.2, brings an improved configuration interface and more

The latest release of NextCloudPi is out! This release brings the latest major version of Nextcloud, as well as a big rework of the internals, big enough to jump to version 1.0! Most of this is invisible work but will allow NextCloudPi to keep improving the user experience. The old design couldn’t handle more advanced …

nextcloudpi

NextCloudPi updated to NC14.0.4, brings HDD monitoring, OrangePi, VM and more

The latest release of NextCloudPi is out! This release brings the latest major version of Nextcloud, as well as more platforms and tools for monitoring our hard drive health. As usual this release includes many small fixes and improvements, noticeably a new faster version of btrfs-sync. We are still looking for people to help us …

miscellaneous

Monitor your hard drive health with SMART daemon

In the last post we covered some possible options that we have to backup our data. It all boils down to providing redundancy in case something fails, which allows us to have some peace of mind in the event of hard drive failure. But having copies of our data doesn’t mean that we are just …