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lundi 30 mai 2016

A new self-hosted home server

My ageing eSATA SheevaPlug is running a lot of tasks:

  • web, e-mail, and xmpp server;
  • database server;
  • NFS and DLNA (media) server;
  • sync server for contacts, calendars, files, and Firefox profiles (old protocol);
  • and various means of connecting remotely.

It is now running Debian Jessie, after having run Lenny, and then Wheezy, which shows just how long it’s been running, considering the long lifetime of a major Debian version :-D

With only a half-GB of RAM, it’s come to the point where swap is being used on a regular basis, although not too much so far. As for the processing power, everything works, albeit slowly; reasonably so… so far. And more importantly, anything more is impossible (eg. nice ownCloud modules, or a sound server…).

The time has come to plan a replacement, which is the subject of this post.

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dimanche 17 janvier 2016

Secure personnal backup in the Cloud(s) using Linux

Like everyone, I have important data on my computer. Like everyone, I have a backup (several, actually) of this important data —you do too, don’t you?— But while this backup is good enough in case I have a hardware failure, it won’t help me if my apartment gets flooded or catches fire. That’s because the data and its backup are stored in the same place. Several solutions exist.

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jeudi 16 octobre 2014

Payer avec sa vie privée : les risques

L’Internet moderne est davantage qu’une collection de sites web personnels ou promotionnels. On y trouve aussi de nombreux services ; des boutiques bien sûr, mais également de véritables applications : messagerie instantanée ou non, outils bureautiques, gestion de documents.

Beaucoup des applications web semblent gratuites ; le sont-elles vraiment ? Sont-elles sûres ?

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