Thank you LSIO and what I have learnt

It is time to give back even more than I do but not beating the masters that I have learnt from. I have been hanging in the Linuxserver (LSIO) Discord channel (https://discord.gg/UmjpTy) for some time now, there I have been pestering the super nice people with the same questions over and over, yesterday one of them told me to write a blog post about what I have learnt, both for give back but also a place to go to when I need the same answer once again.
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Storage-server rebuilt!

Finally I had a chance to rebuild my storage-server, it has been overdue for months and months. Time hasn’t been on my side. But suddenly hours were given to me and I took the chance. First up was to investigate why it was kind of misbehaving, an hour searching through logs gave me an idea… it seemed like my extra PCI-E SATA card didn’t felt so good. A couple of hours in the try of healing the machine I had to realize that the sata-card was gone.
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Drop some words...

So long time since I said a beep here, I just wanna say that it is still being ideas tested and played with in my homelab, that it is what it is for, right? Over the weekend with 2 birthdays and as many parties time to play was limited, but reading about stuff was possible and man did I find something nice! So I will just post the links that will keep me busy for some time.
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Installning Docker on Ubuntu 19.10

Ubuntu [server] 19.10 is out and installing Docker isn’t as straight forward as one would hope. First, off the guide at Docker, https://docs.docker.com/install/linux/docker-ce/ubuntu/#install-using-the-repository is kinda correct, I will show you the trick that will make Docker install just fine. The trick is to trick the installer to think that you’re on an older version of Ubuntu than you are… So when you come to the step where you install the repository use this line instead:
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Halloween ghosts in my setup

In some part of the world this weekend is the Halloween weekend… not here I live but that is beside the point. Earlier in the week, I saw that my proxmox server had a bunch of updates needed to be applied, so I said ok, in the corner of my eye I saw that the updates contained an update to 6.09, up until now I had been running 6.07. Didn’t think of it much until later this week when I was about to go in and shut the server down, I wasn’t able to reach the gui, all the VMs where up and running.
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The autumn plan coming along

The plan for the autumn is closing in. So what is the plan you ask, how nice of you to ask me that. Well it you have read up on my homely setup you know I got a storage server, it is a self built, huge tower that is my main storage for every other server in the lab. So it has to go down quite a lot of thought into the planning of the update of that one.
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Planning the setup

Finally the new Unifi USG router arrived at home after being away for RMA, it was replaced with a new one so that was good to hear, that it wasn’t me that was crazy. So now the planning starts how to impact the network as little as possible when I do the switch. As of now I am thinking of configuring it completely before doing the switch and hope that it works.
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Living with a 10 year old router

About a week ago my usual rock steady router the USG 3P stopped being rock-solid. A few searches and questions led me to the answer that this is known problem with the ram. Since it wasn’t a year old it was no problem getting it RMA’d. But still… I had to send it to the store, they had to investigate the router and take a decision what to do. No internet during this time, well with three kids, that is not an option.
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Four problems and sort off a Funeral

I don’t know where to begin really. You can read up on my homelab here, this is all about my server HP Proliant DL380 G6. A few weeks ago the virtual server I ran, yes ran, Proxmox started to tell me that there were something fishy with the filesystem. I wasn’t able to create new VMs or anything. Then a week or two forward VMs started to crash. I have been waiting for a moment to upgrade the server with memory and an extra CPU.
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So my VM with Unifi Controller - died

Suddenly I couldn’t connect to my Unifi controller, checked the VM and it was up. But I was not able to ssh into it, strange, tried to VNC to it through my VM host. It took while but when I finally saw something, the OS, in this case Ubuntu 18.04, had crashed, seriously, crashed hard. Some kind of filesystem error so the OS couldn’t mount the virtual disk. No matter what I did, what guide I followed, it dawned on me that it was doomed.
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