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About MG2R

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    THE (senior) noob
  • Birthday Sep 16, 1992

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    Computer geek since six years of age. I like helping others out. My mind works in weird ways. Stationed as a professional Linux Sysadmin. Motorcycles are my life.
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  • CPU
    Intel Core i5-5200U
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    8 GB DDR3
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    Lenovo T450s
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    500 GB Samsun 850 evo
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    135 Ultra dock
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    2 x Dell U23HM + integrated 1080p IPS
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    Ducky Shine3 Tenkeyless
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    Logitech Performance MX
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    Sennheiser RS-180
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    Arch Linux

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  1. I find Docker Swarm easier to manage than straight docker-compose. Even if it's single-host, the management surrounding configuration, secrets, and desired state is better implemented in Swarm and Kubernetes. Kubernetes comes with a relatively high overhead, but Docker Swarm really doesn't. If you're set on that specific CPU, indeed ECC won't be an option. EDIT: regarding to how important ECC is: if you like your data to be correct and last a long time, very. Random bit flips are a thing and without ECC, those will end up persisted in the data on your drives. In simple pictures
  2. Hardware side 1. Any modern intel cpu with quicksync should do for Plex, unless you’re really pushing the quality settings. 2. The set of capabilities you’re looking for should be doable within 16GB of RAM, except maybe the Minecraft server. I don’t have experience with that. I’m running Plex, Lidarr, Radarr, Sonarr, Transmission, qbittorrent, Nextcloud, a backup client, a factorio server, and an Unreal Tournament 99 server all on a box with only 16 GB of RAM, no problem. Use ECC if at all possible. 3. For storage: RAID is not a backup. RAID is good for business continuity. That’s
  3. What’s the full error? Can you ping the backend server? If you can ping it but not reach vue through nginx, I’m guessing it’s because vue-nginx conf states this: server_name inf-education-47.umwelt-campus.de; which means you need to contact it and set the host header. With curl I think you can verify that with --host
  4. Is this a brand new website or do you have actual metrics of your current platform? If you’re starting at zero, maybe run it on a cloud provider that allows you to scale? Given that you’re speaking of home connections, I’m wondering if this is more aspiration than actual expectation. if the hardware is a good deal go for it, serving static content shouldn’t be too hard. Heck, with half a gig of site contents you could just put the entire thing in Varnish and serve from RAM.
  5. Well, the error is telling you nginx can’t connect to the backend service. Have you verified that you can reach MY_IP:60702 from the nginx node on the command line? A simple curl should do. edit: I’m guessing the issue comes from directly trying to connect to the backend IP, instead of using a hostname. The vue configuration specifies a server_name, which means that config wouldn’t be used to serve requests if you’re connecting via hostname
  6. You’re looking at dual 10 Gbps NICs as a necessity, so I’m assuming you have a fairly specific use case in mind? Could you share it? If it’s just plex + family photo/video/document storage, this thing is way, way over the top. I’m running a 6 yo Dell R510 and even that is just idling most of the time. For Plex, get a recent intel CPU with quicksync and you should be good for transcoding. For file serving with limited clients, literally almost anything will do. Unless you’re planning on running VMs, 32 GB of RAM will just go unused. Unless you have loads of clients hittin
  7. Another way you can go about this, if you’re fairly certain of having network connectivity, is to use tools like NoMachine to provide a remote desktop connection to your main rig. Then you’re just using the laptop as a thin client.
  8. As much as I am all for learning and experimenting, Get a Synology. Their systems are rather foolproof, efficient, and cost effective. Figure out how much storage you need, then make sure you get a system that supports that many drives + one or two for redundancy. Play around with setting it up the way you want, learn about the cloud-like storage options, backups, VPNs. Synology provides you with a safe platform to learn these things with minimal chance of losing data if you follow the manual. Then learn about hardware outside of the business. It’s clear you don’t have the
  9. Back in the day I played the title game for longer than I'm willing to account. It's been a long time since I've considered myself a gamer and I'm kinda out of touch with the current offering of tactical shooters. What game should I look into if I want something similar to the discontinued GRO? Thanks.
  10. From my previous comment: I wasn't sure. I've watched the video @Proffecte suggested and delved deeper into online resources. It seems that I misjudged the importance of the surround speakers. It also seems matching speakers isn't as important as I first thought. Given that I can basically mix-n-match over time, I've decided to use the speakers I currently have hooked up to a super old minisystem for now. They sound good enough as a start. I'll be adding a subwoofer and then surrounds and a center when I found decent deals. Thanks for all the comments and feedback, peeps
  11. Hey guys, thank you for the feedback! Those speakers seem rather pricey. I get that they're super good speakers, but are they also good on the price/performance spectrum? One more thing I'm concerned about with those is that the matching speakers for surround are pretty big. As I stated, I'm quite limited space-wise behind the sofa so the surround speakers will have to be small. Would it be wise to buy non-matched speakers for surround? I found some time to dig through Amazon (DE one, as I'm located in BE) as well and came up with this: Receiver: https://www.am
  12. I want to re-vamp my living room media setup. Currently I have a combination of TV, old stereo, a small linux box, a decoder, and a bluetooth speaker. I want to simplify, so I'm in the market for an A/V receiver with a built-in amp for speakers. Also looking for speakers that go with it. I know literally nothing about this specific market segment, so I was hoping you guiys might give me some suggestions and/or things to watch out for. Hard requirements: * 3 HDMI in, preferrably 4 or 5 * Capable of acting as a bluetooth speaker * 2.1 audio output * HDMI ARC suppo
  13. Looking into controller solutions. I want roaming hand-off so I can't go the standalone route. Probably will be running the VM appliance.
  14. Got three AIR-CAP3502I-E-K9 at just under 50 a piece. Looking at switching over to Air-cap-1702i-e-K9 if I can flip those 802.11n APs again at a reasonable price.