My new server

After some time it is time for renewal. This time it my personal server that is now being renewed.

In my previous setup I had a nice little small server (Synology DS112+) but because I wanted more and more over the years it gave in to the wieght I had placed on it.

So out with the old an in with the new, enter my new Dell PowerEdge T310. I know, the time of introduction of this server is already 7 years ago, but will do just fine with linux installed.

The idea for this new server

This time instead of installing everything on the system itself I decided it was time to learn about Docker. What draw me most was the idea that I don't have install every single package (including dependencies) on my own system but only start a container and that is it.

So to mimic (and improve) the functionality I had on my previous server I set out to find the packages I wanted, the following list came up:

  • Emby (Media server ala plex)
  • Radarr (Automatic movie downloader)
  • Sonarr (Automatic serie downloader)
  • Sabnzbd (NZB downloader)
  • Transmission (Torrent downloader)
  • OpenVPN
  • Samba
  • Duplicati (Backup system)

After configuring the containers with docker-compose it was just a matter of matter of minutes to get the entire system up and running.

And thusfar I haven't had a reason to use anything else.

The future of this server

In the future I want to have some kind of home automation system like openHAB or Domoticz as well as something like Jenkins to test my own applications.

I will write a blog post after learning a lot more about docker ;)

Jasper van Rijbroek

Jasper van Rijbroek

I'm a PHP and NodeJS developer who was born in Amsterdam, NL but now lives in beautiful Valencia, Spain. I work remotely full-time and enjoy blogging about everything related to this wonderful country. Let me know if you have any questions about Spain - I'd be more than happy to help!

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