My Plex Server

My Plex Server 1

Not only have I been a long time Plex user, but I have built a few Plex servers of the years and I wanted to outline my newest setup. It is quite a beast, especially compared to the previous server which was a 2012 Mac Mini which I only used out of simplicity but in the end it was not powerful enough to handle my needs. The form factor was great but when it came to having to transcode anything, it simply failed.

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Docker issues with NFS mount

I recently upgraded the Samsung 860 EVO 500GB SSD drive in my home server to a Samsung 970 Plus NVMe drive for faster read/write speeds but ran into some issues after the reinstall with the NFS mount and Docker. The issue that I was having was that with the added speed of the NVMe drive, … Read More

Faster SSH connection to the same server

Recently I was in search of some ways to speed up my SSH connections as I spend a lot of my days within the terminal.  I came across this handy little gem which can help you connect faster to a server that you already have a connection to.  There is a feature within OpenSSH called connection sharing and its really easy to enable, and requires no edits to the server.

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Site performance and moving to the Cloud….

Site performance and moving to the Cloud.... 2

This is a topic that I revisit quite often, sometimes out of boredom and sometimes just out of a need to well revisit things. Over the years I have worked as a system admin for a few hosting companies and have noticed that not all sites fit well on a shared platform, or if they fit just don’t work as well as they could.  My goal has always been to try to get a premium setup without paying an arm and a leg for it.

Below I am going to cover a few things that I have researched(Don’t expect any hard numbers you will simply have to take my word on this or search Google for articles showing full comparisons/numbers), tested and implemented for Fauxzen.com.

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Reset Openfire Admin account

If you ever forget your OpenFire admin password you can simply go into the SQL Database and run the following command. Of course you want to change out “123456” to a password that you want

update ofUser set plainPassword=’123456′, encryptedPassword=NULL where username=’admin’;