Using two ODROID HC2’s to create a small NAS with GLUSTERFS for PLEX server

My Mac Mini acting as a PLEX server was from late 2009 and had began stuttering when playing some recent high quality rips or transcoding. It was time to upgrade. Luckily I had an old i7-4790K processor laying around. I bought a case from amazon, and sourced a cheap 1150 motherboard locally. I also already had a 250gb SSD I wasn’t using. All I needed was some ram and I was in business....

August 4, 2018 · 3 min · 571 words · Matt G

Adding Speed Test and a Dark Theme to Pi-Hole Ad Blocker

Just keeping these notes here for anyone else that might find them useful. First, install Pi-Hole as per regular. Then, You’ll want to get the Dark Theme going with pi-hole. Open a terminal (or SSH if you’re remoting in) (Ctrl+Alt+T) Type:cd /var/www/html/ Type:sudo wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/lkd70/PiHole-Dark/master/install.sh Type:sudo chmod +x install.sh Type:sudo ./install.sh Follow the onscreen instructions! Then, verify it is working (you might have to clear cache) and that you see the dark theme....

August 20, 2017 · 2 min · 237 words · Matt G

Compiling R1Soft Backup Agent on Ubuntu 16.x or 14.x

** UPDATE FOR UBUNTU 16.X ** it’s a little different with these versions of ubuntu, you can follow the instructions below, but when it comes time to updating your grub config, do this instead. # grep menuentry /boot/grub/grub.cfg Which, will output all the kernels, which now you just have to ‘count’ the entries, so for example if [ x"${feature_menuentry_id}" = xy ]; then menuentry_id_option="--id" menuentry_id_option="" export menuentry_id_option menuentry 'Ubuntu' --class ubuntu --class gnu-linux --class gnu --class os $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-simple-8e6c4ba1-8970-4c10-8245-ff967b14dad5' { submenu 'Advanced options for Ubuntu' $menuentry_id_option 'gnulinux-advanced-8e6c4ba1-8970-4c10-8245-ff967b14dad5' { menuentry 'Ubuntu, with Linux 4....

August 3, 2016 · 4 min · 757 words · Matt G

Compiling Mod_Geoip2 for use with EasyApache 4 (EA4) and cPanel via command line (CLI)

We’ve recently switched to using Easy Apache 4 (EA4) on our cPanel installs as it’s ‘basically not beta’ now. And we ran into a problem where a site needed to have GeoIP installed but it wasn’t available to us through the WHM control panel. After some extensive searching and trial and error, we were able to come up with instructions that worked for our particular install which I’ll document below incase someone else needs these....

May 10, 2016 · 5 min · 963 words · Matt G

Setup Auto Updating Apt-get Update/Upgrade with Logging

Here’s some quick steps on how to setup automatic apt-get upgrade and apt-get update on your ubuntu server, with the capability of logging and sending someone of your choosing a notification of the updates and what the output was. I pieced this together from various sources around the web into a step by step quick tutorial both for myself, and others to use to make it easier when wanting to set this up across servers....

May 31, 2015 · 2 min · 319 words · Matt G