Investigating Backup Solutions: Tarsnap vs. Restic and B2

Published on January 4, 2023

In my previous post I talked about the various changes I’ve made to my home server, among which was the ongoing switch from Tarsnap to Restic+B2 for backups. I’ve decided as part of this effort to evaluate both solutions in more detail, and I’m going to record the results of that research here. I’m going to be doing some rough tests to determine how fast, efficient (with regards to compression and deduplication), and how easy to use each solution is.

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Setting up a Home Server with Fedora

Published on December 27, 2022

For a while now I’ve had a home server made from the remains of an old gaming PC after I sold the GPU. It sits in the corner generating heat, and running some non-essential services like a Gitea server, backing up my Dropbox files somewhere else1, and serving some static video files that I watch on my Xbox with Kodi. I traditionally have run Debian, but I’ve started to branch out and have started experimented with the Fedora distributions.

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Daily Todo List

Published on October 28, 2022

There seems to be a resurgence over the past few months about notes. When to take notes, how to take notes and most importantly the software used. Hacker News recently had a thread about daily journalling and this is my too big to dump in a comment response.

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In praise of Cloudflare Tunnels for self-hosting

Published on May 27, 2022

When self-hosting I’ll often setup a great application that works on my internal network but1, I want to access it when I’m not at home I don’t trust the application’s security and need an additional layer before exposing it to the internet I don’t want my application’s inbound traffic to go to my residential IP address I don’t want to pay $5/month for a box just to route traffic through I need to access these applications from computers I don’t fully control, for instances work computers Some background on myself: I do self-hosting as a hobby, but I try to keep it as practical as possible, since I genuinely do need to use the applications I use, and I need them to be reliable and not too expensive.

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