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Discover new software and hardware to get the best out of your network, control smart devices, and secure your data on cloud services. Self-Hosted is a chat show between Chris and Alex two long-time "self-hosters" who share their lessons and take you on the journey of their new ones.
A Linux Academy podcast showcasing free and open source technologies you can host yourself.

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Discover new software and hardware to get the best out of your network, control smart devices, and secure your data on cloud services. Self-Hosted is a chat show between Chris and Alex two long-time "self-hosters" who share their lessons and take you on the journey of their new ones.
A Linux Academy podcast showcasing free and open source technologies you can host yourself.

    22: Slow Cooked Servers

    22: Slow Cooked Servers

    Chris is slow cooking some servers, Alex has self-hosted AI with a nasty gotcha and a damp basement.
    Links:
    Build The BEST Security Camera NVR — Free Locally Processed AI Computer Vision with Blue Iris. Free AI Person Detection for Blue Iris — This program analyzes motion in Blue Iris cameras in real-time using Artificial Intelligence. Deep Stack AI — This system uses Docker containers to run DeepStack AI and process images from a watch folder, then fires a set of registered triggers to make web request calls, send MQTT events, and send Telegram messages when specified objects are detected in the images.Aeotec Multisensor 6 — Z-Wave Plus 6-in1 motion, temperature, humidity, light, UV, vibration sensorGitea — Gitea is a community managed lightweight code hosting solution written in Go. It is published under the MIT license.

    • 36 min
    21: The Perfect Server Build

    21: The Perfect Server Build

    Serverbuilds.net’s founder JDM joins us to discuss the perfect sever for low or high-end needs, and Alex stages a Pi intervention.
    Special Guest: JDM_WAAAT.
    Links:
    Serverbuilds.netCPU comparison — Intel Xeon CPU Comparison SpreadsheetUseful tools — Serverbuilds.netJDM_WAAAT - YouTubeserverbuilds.net Discordserverbuilds.net Forums[Guide] Create a mobile media server setup with Plex's new app - Resources / General Information

    • 42 min
    20: One is None

    20: One is None

    You're not a true self-hoster until you've lost your entire configuration at least once. Alex does a deep dive into cloud backup, plus we need your help to find the right Wifi solution for a listener.
    Links:
    LINUX Unplugged 355: Chris' Data Crisis — Chris' tale of woe after a recent data loss, and Wes' adventure after he finds a rogue device on his network.Jupiter Extras: A Chat with mergerfs Developer Antonio Musumeci — mergerfs makes JBOD (Just a Bunch Of Drives) appear like an ‘array’ of drives. mergerfs transparently translates read/write commands to the underlying drives from a single mount point, such as /mnt/storage.Duplicati — Duplicati works with standard protocols like FTP, SSH, WebDAV as well as popular services like Backblaze B2, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon S3, Google Drive, box.com, Mega, hubiC and many others.restic · Backups done right! — Backing up your data with restic should only be limited by your network or hard disk bandwidth so that you can backup your files every day. Backblaze — Cloud storage that's astonishingly easy and low-cost.How does Backblaze support Linux Users? — There are a variety of options for using Linux with B2. These include open-source (free) and commercial applications, command-line (CLI) and graphical interface (GUI) tools, and tools that include encryption, automation, hybrid NAS/B2 support, mounting remote archives as volumes, and other capabilities.How to configure Backblaze B2 with Duplicity on Linux — Duplicity can store backup data in many destinations, including Backblaze B2. This guide will help you get setup and give you the commands to do a full backup and restore of a specific folder.duplicity — Duplicity backs directories by producing encrypted tar-format volumes and uploading them to a remote or local file server.rsync.net — We give you an empty UNIX filesystem that you can access with any SSH toolAmazon S3 Glacier — Long-term, secure, durable Amazon S3 object storage classes for data archiving, starting at $1 per terabyte per monthInstallation Methods & Community Guides Wiki - Home Assistant — Today I want to take a step back and take a holistic view of installation methods. What installation methods do we support as a project, and what does supported mean.TiddlyWiki — a non-linear personal web notebook — A unique non-linear notebook for capturing, organising and sharing complex information.An opinionated approach to TiddlyWiki

    • 36 min
    19: The Open Source Catch-22

    19: The Open Source Catch-22

    We react to recently proposed Home Assistant changes, Alex attempts an extreme remote install, and we take a look at HomelabOS.


    Plus why Chris continues to collect Raspberry Pi's at an alarming rate.
    Links:
    Raspberry Pi 4 Storage BenchmarksHome Assistant on Twitter — "We're deprecating the Home Assistant Supervised installation on Generic Linux. Alternatives are to run Home Assistant Core in a Docker container or run our OS in a VM."[On hold] Deprecating Home Assistant Supervised on generic Linux — We’re going to put the deprecation plan on hold for now. Anyone running this installation method today can continue running this. We will offer more clear information in the future.traefik host mode exampleHomelabOS — Your offline-first privacy-centric personal data center.HomelabOS - Syncing Settings via Git — HomelabOS will automatically keep the settings/ folder in sync with a git repo if it has one. So you can create a private repo on your Gitea instance for example, then clone that repo over the settings folder. Now any changes you make to settings/ files will be commited and pushed to that git repo whenever you run make, make update or make config.Introduction - HomelabOS — Ansible templates out the HomelabOS config file using Jinja2 templating, which is then used to deploy HomelabOS itself.sanoid for ZFS Snapshots — Policy-driven snapshot management and replication tools. Using ZFS for underlying next-gen storage.

    • 38 min
    18: Ring Doorbell Alternative

    18: Ring Doorbell Alternative

    We were almost outsmarted by a not so smart doorbell, Jellyfin makes Alex's prediction dreams come true and Chris tries QOwnNotes again.


    Links


    HeaterMeter, the open-source barbecue controller - Raspberry Pi
    Amazon.com : Nelly's Security 3MP WiFi Video Doorbell Camera W/ 2 Way Audio, Onvif Compliant, PIR Motion Sensor, Night Vision, 16GB SD Card Pre-Installed, Includes 3 Face Plates : Camera & Photo
    Plexamp - Love your music!
    linuxserver/beets | fleet
    linuxserver/musicbrainz | fleet
    Clients | Documentation - Jellyfin Project
    QOwnNotes - cross-platform open source plain-text file notepad
    Special Guest: Morgan Peterman.

    • 35 min
    17: Where Do I Start?

    17: Where Do I Start?

    Knowing which hardware to buy or which apps to run on that shiny new hardware can be hard. Chris and Alex discuss networking gear and where to find some of the best getting started documentation on the net.


    Plex have been busy and launched two new apps, we cover that and more in this episode of Self-Hosted.
    Links:
    Self-Hosted now has a Discord server! — Join us over on Discord!Plex Blog - Two New Delicious Apps — A post from Plex about their two shiny new apps.Plex Dash — A Medium post from Plex about their new app Plex Dash.Plexamp — A Medium post from Plex about their new app Plexamp.Healthchecks.io — Simple and Effective Cron Job MonitoringSelf-Hosted Healthchecks.io Container (from Linuxserver.io) — Receive alerts when your nightly backups, weekly reports, cron jobs and scheduled tasks don't run on time.Let's Encrypt Docker Starter Guide from Linuxserver.io — The goal of this guide is to give you ideas on what can be accomplished with the LinuxServer letsencrypt docker image and to get you started.Linuxserver.io Docker 101 Docs — A quick intro to the basics of getting started with Docker.serverbuilds.net — A site dedicated to helping you find the best deals on used Enterprise gear.Alex's cheap x86 pfsense build — A build log for a $150 x86 based pfsense router.Unmanaged vs Managed network switches — What's the difference and do you really need a managed switch?How to transfer accounts for a SmartHome when you sell up — How do you ensure future owners realize the value of your smart home devices?

    • 40 min

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