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Linux System Monitoring Dashboards

I have a Linux NAS that I use to back up various things around the house. One day, I was unable to log into it via SSH. After I attempted a manual restart, I was still unable to log in. So, I had to drag a mouse, keyboard and monitor out of the closet to determine what was wrong. Turns out I had filled the small primary filesystem while saving bad sector data for a drive…

Switching from FreeNAS to OpenMediaVault

I have been using FreeNAS for a number of years. I was really happy with it, but a long running problem in recent releases has made me look for an alternative. The first time I noticed a problem there was an extended power outage at my house. When the power came back on I was working on my laptop and saw the network share wasn't active. I tried the web administration page and it also was…

FreeNAS

I have been very happy with my FreeNAS system and just updated it to the latest release. It had been a while since I updated and they have added a plugin system based on BSD jails. I installed a couple plugins and they have made they system more useful on my home network. MiniDLNA is great for getting media on my PS3. Transmission makes torrent downloads available on the system they eventually end up on anyway.…