My SeaFile setup

21 June 2019

I have been using file syncing technology as far back as I can remember. I used one of the first open source file syncing solutions called iFolder and used it for years even after the development of the project had ended. iFolder changed the way I thought about retrieving and syncing files between my computers. It got me off using USB sticks, CDs, or SMB shares to move data between machines. I replaced iFolder with Seafile a few years ago and I just wanted to describe my setup and maybe inspire others to take control of their own data.

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Lenovo X1 Carbon 6th Generation Review

31 July 2018

I just got a Lenovo X1 Carbon 6th Generation to permanently replace my Dell XPS 15 as my go-to roadwarrior system. I decided that I wanted something lighter and something that had better battery life. I travel about 100+ days a year with some trips that take me across the United States and sometimes around the world. I’m no stranger to the struggle of keeping my system battery charged while traveling.

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RHV Automated Operations Part 1 - Host/Cluster Upgrades

22 June 2018

One of the best enhancements of Red Hat Virtualization is the inclusion of several ansible roles to make operating a RHV environment at scale much easier.

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Fixing Seafile

20 June 2018

I’ve been running SeaFile for sometime and I’ve had some issues with power outages and other hardware issues. I few months ago and again today I ran into an issue where my libraries would not display in the client or in the webui. In both instances this occurred after an ungraceful shutdown of my SeaFile virtual machine. I just wanted to document this easy fix for everyone.

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OpenWest - Migration to Open Source Virtualization

07 June 2018

This is my complete presentation from OpenWest 2018. Please reach out if you have any questions.

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The File Syncing Dilemma

31 May 2018

I was an early adopter of file syncing software. While I was at Novell, they were using a product that they had developed called iFolder. iFolder was a file syncing solution that Novell released in 2001 and later open sourced in 2004. When I started using iFolder at Novell, I set about building my own iFolder server at home. At the scale I was using it at it was reliable and the client worked perfectly on my MacBook Pro and my Linux Desktop. Sadly Novell stopped developing iFolder around 2010/2011. I needed to find an alternative. I had such a...

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Escape from Evernote

31 May 2018

I’ve been using Evernote for years. I’ve enjoyed using it, but when I moved back to Linux, the lack of a supported native client made me rethink my position on Evernote. I started toying with OwnCloud + qownnotes last year, but it didn’t stick, partly because I moved off OwnCloud.

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Expand a Virtual Disk on KVM

30 May 2018

I recently needed to increase the size of a virtual disk, specifically on a Windows VM. To my pleasant surprise, I was able to do it with a tool in one of my favorite projects LibGuestFS + qemu-img. Even though I’m focusing on a Windows VM in this post, these procedures should work on Linux VMs as well.

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Virtualization Migration Part1

11 May 2018

Virtualization revolutionized the datacenter by increasing the utilization of existing hardware and reduced datacenter server footprints. Today many customers that have virtualized environments are now needing to replace their existing virtualization platforms due to cost because of agreements that include products and features that they don’t use or need. Open Source alternatives to proprietary virtualization platforms such as Red Hat Virtualization can meet enterprise needs. Enterprise-class features such as live migration, storage live migration, and resource schedulers that automatically handle load balancing and affinity/anti-affinity rules are now table stakes features that Red Hat Virtualization and oVirt have and much more....

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