SO... I just decided to nuke it all and start over. I bought a used Qnap NAS and another hard drive for my server. Installed mergerfs and snapraid on my server, and moved to Ubuntu Mate 16.04. The reconfig was a bit of a beast and I'd love to be able to dummy proof myself more in the future.
Do any of you guys have experience running these application in Docker containers that you can backup and just pull back down and reinstall in the future? If so, what are the pros/cons of moving to Docker for all my media applications?
I have never really don't a lot of backing up but considering the configuration that has to be created and fstab entries for mergerfs and snapraid I really want to get some full backups scheduled. I'm wanting to do daily snapshots, weekly backups, and monthly backups (that will be compressed every month). I'm moving ahead with rsync and have been doing some reading. Right now I'm running with
$rsync -avz--progress --exclude-from=excludes.txt / /mnt/nas/rsync
where i'm telling it to exclude /mnt (where all my mass storage is mounted), and /home/user/parity (my snapraid parity drive)
Do you guys have any recommendations about other things I might not want to sync?
Ok. I'm going to do my best here to explain what I've done to my system, even through I don't truly understand it myself. I just want to know if the potential solution I'm thinking of is sound.
I have a Dell r710 Media Server in my house. I recently set out to migrate from the crappy Perc i6 raid controller to a combo mergerfs and snapraid. At the same time I just wanted to clean some things up. Change the distro on the server. Integrate a new NAS i bought. A number of things.
So... I installed a fresh Ubuntu Mate 16.04 on the server and partitioned 4 partitions. 1G primary ext4 for /boot, 46G primary btrfs for /, 140G logical btrfs for /home, and the rest for swap.
I made it through the install of emby server, sonarr, jackett, and couchpotato and just about completed my configs. Then in install mergerfs and snapraid. I had everything just about ready to take live but I hadn't actually rebooted yet. I wanted to make sure my fstab was going to mount everything back properly and all my crontabs were going to start executing at their perscribed schedules. Really just a sanity check.
I powered down and powered back up and BOOM. Blank screen. No Grub. Nothing. I plugged in my Ubuntu thumb drive and booted to live just to poke around in my fs to see what's going on and my /dev/sda (/boot) directory was EMPTY! No idea how that happened.
Now I've been tinkering with boot-repair and trying to get everything back up and running and as far as I've been able to get is getting into Grub, past Grub, and now it's booting to Busybox.
I'm just about fed up. I'm wondering if I'd be better off to just rsync my /home and /root (sans-/boot) up to my NAS and then do a clean install. Then restore my rsync back down to overwrite the fresh system except for leaving the fresh /boot directory with all the right content in it. What does everything think? Am I nuts? At this point I'm just trying to save my sanity.
Now, with the update today you just drag your finger on the space bar and it will move your cursor!!! Mind Blown!
Ran into an interesting bug recently. Seemingly for no reason Android Auto just stopped outputting any audio other than media. It would play music/podcasts but the audio alerts like when you tell it to "Call my wife" would not reply with "Calling Hannah Greer" or driving navigation would not play anything even if I unmuted the navigation prompts.
I tweeted to Android and they just said they recommended I do a factory reset on my phone. I hate that response but I figured, "What the hell?". I wiped my phone and everything went back to normal, but then about a week later it happened again.
I reached out to Android on twitter again and again they recommended factory reset. This time I wasn't going to do it again. I started poking around and eventually figured out the root cause.
I have an Android Wear device and I had selected the option to "Mute audible notifications when Android Wear is connected" and when you throw Android Auto into the picture, muting notifications actually mutes all audio output prompts in Android Auto.
Just be aware if you experience this. Chances are your phone notifications are muted or your device is on "Do Not Disturb" mode.
#android #nexus #androidauto
My ideal server for my house would be Ubuntu Server 16.04 with a Cinnamon front end. I started down that road and got server installed and started installing cinnamon and Mate (just for options) but then when I went to install xorg I'm getting a "Server terminated with error (1)."
I"m able to start x from root but not as a user. I know it's a permission issue, but I can't, for the life of me, figure out what it might be. Any thoughts? What would you like me to pull for you?
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