So how has everything been running so far? While distracted by sub-par pizza I’ve managed to get some work done in the past 48 hours.
Starting with developing ideas of how I want my systems to exist, I’ve reformatted the AMD E-350 + 60GB SSD server to Ubuntu server 14.04 x64 and loaded some basic tools (including Bind9 and nginx). I’ve also done a lot in terms of backing up the FreeNAS file server; a task upon itself. Since it uses a 6x 2TB disk RAIDZ2 array, I can’t just shuffle the disks or make changes to them without breaking the array or impacting it’s performance (and reducing redundancy) by removing a disk. So instead the task at hand is to copy all the important files to various other hard drives on various other computers around the house. I’m getting closer to completion, I think there remains only one more terabyte to be backed up at time of writing.
On the remote server front, I’ve spun up the new $20 droplet from Digital Ocean (my referrer link) and installed two blogging CMSs on it. The first is this one, Dropplets (PHP, flat file architecture), and the other is a Ghost (Node.JS, SQLite) platform located at http://ghost.adamogrady.id.au (I also post regularly to my Tumblr).
Phew. I feel like I’m getting more confident at this small tech-revolution I’m having, let’s hope this continues. I think once I’ve finished I’ll definitely have to redesign my main website home page as well. Something responsive, updated, hopefully stylish that connects more of my presences.