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Self-hosted FOSS cloud step 1.3: File sharing with Samba

This is the step 1.3 of this article: http://julien.coubronne.net/a-self-hosted-free-opensource-cloud

In this article, we will:

  • Install Samba
  • Sync the Unix and Samba passwords
  • Test the configuration and configure the Samba shares

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Installing Owncloud 9 on Debian 8 (with Apache2 & MySQL)

This is a memo on how to install Owncloud 9 in Debian 8. Since the latest version of owncloud’s fork, nextcloud, is available, you may look at it as an alternative. I prefered to go with Owncloud since they provide Debian packages.

Note: Since the initial writing of this memo (which was started in August 2016 and remained un-pusblished until now), I changed my mind on my web server configuration: I switched from the Apache2 web server to Nginx, deleted the Owncloud instance and installed Pydio. I will no longer maintain this post.

This post mainly follows this following how-to: https://www.howtoforge.com/tutorial/owncloud_9-installation-on-debian_8/

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LUKS: backups and headers

In this post we will backup the LUKS header to avoid any disaster later on…

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Adding an encrypted drive in Debian using LUKS and LVM

This article details how to add an additional drive to an existing encrypted installation (using LVM over LUKS, see https://julien.coubronne.net/wp-admin/post.php?post=478)

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Self-hosted FOSS cloud step 1.2: Server post-install

This is the step 1.2 of: http://julien.coubronne.net/a-self-hosted-free-opensource-cloud

Inspired by My First 10 Minutes On a Server, I decided to do the following steps:

  • SSH auth by key only
  • Add user to sudo group
  • Install Fail2ban

The steps I’m thinking to do but not quite sure:

  • Firewall? (not sure yet)
  • Logwatch

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Self-hosted FOSS cloud step 1.1: A (NAS) server with Debian (and full disk encryption)

This is the step 01 of this article: http://julien.coubronne.net/a-self-hosted-free-opensource-cloud.

In this article, we will install Debian with a full disk encryption.

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A self-hosted FOSS « cloud » (step 0)

So it all started from a simple need, really: being able to share files on my local network. Usually for this type of needs, you buy a NAS, and that’s it. But then you add in a bit of privacy concerns, the will NOT to put all your eggs in the same basket, and you end up looking at buying a Synology NAS. Since I had an old PC lying around, I looked at the project call « XPEnology« , which is basically a « grey area fork » of the synology DSM software (it’s not entirely clear whether you can do that according the licence).

And while Xpenology provided a nice way to test the software and a very convenient experience, I ended up with a problem in one of the disk array, and instead of rebuilding the whole thing again (which was running on an old netbook at the time), I decided that I needed something more reliable.

Excited by the « cloud » possibilities present in the DSM software, I started to look at the various possibilities for self hosted « cloud ». To add sugar on the cake, I wanted to try to use FOSS bricks to replace DSM.

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Self-hosted FOSS cloud step 5.1: Transmission bittorrent client (headless mode) and its web GUI on Debian

A short memo on how to install the Transmission bittorent client and control it from a web GUI, both of them running on a headless server. The aim is to replace the « download station » bundled in the Synology NAS software (DSM), see http://julien.coubronne.net/2017/01/08/a-self-hosted-free-opensource-cloud/

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Debian: find the fastest mirror

Just a quick self-note on how to find the fastest server for Debian. Ok, so most of the information here comes from this useful post. Continue reading

DynDNS with OVH on Debian

I have a dynamic DNS provided by OVH, called « DynHost ». To update my IP address to the service, I used the linux client ddclient.

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