projects Max, the cryer

Published → Saturday, July 31, 2021 1:53 PM

Unraid, the manager for a bunch of hard discs.

On the site of Unraid you can read the definition: "Unraid OS allows sophisticated media aficionados, gamers, and other intensive data-users to have ultimate control over their data, media, applications, and desktops, using just about any combination of hardware." If you compare to a RAID system, it has a great advantage: you can use all kind of different old disc with differents size or brand. You can reuse your old hardware, for me it means: it is a sustainable solution.

At home we named our old server - dated 2011 - "Max, the cryer". Because he is old, the fan is making a lot of noice 🔊. But we are happy, we reused an old Supermicro server from 🏭 Brugge Marine Center.

An old server put in the garage not to be disturbed by the fan noise.

This server is our basic for the Office Automation. It is running some dockers. For me, a docker is a very tiny virtual machine for a dedicated service. More information about docker, you can read in the FreeCodeCamp 'What is a Docker' article. Dockers that run on Max:

  • Odoo ERP: ERP community version for our home inventory. You need this for your fire insurance. Secund storage is for our hobby: electronic components and smd. Third category of information is software on CDs and DVDs.
  • Jriver media center: All our audio CD's we put them in one personal storage to be easily accessed for our home audio. Additional, we added our photo albums here.
  • Calibre ebook management: our magazines that we had on CD's and our e-books are managed in Calibre. At home we can read on smartphone, laptop or tablet.
  • Paperless-ng: we bought a smart document scanner - Fujitsu Scansnap - and together with Paperless-NG all documents are automatically converted to text (OCR). A second option is a smart categorising tool, based on a Machine Learning algortm.