• CD Archiving

    Rip the music to FLAC First rip the CD Using EAC and the post Archiving a CD using Exact Audio Copy (EAC). This will put the ripped songs *.flac, EAC log file *.log, CUE file *.cue and playlist *.m3u8 files in the root of the folder for that CD: Archive the artwork Archive the artwork… read more…

    CD Archiving
  • Restored OKD Cluster Not Starting

    I run my OKD cluster on a set of VMs in VMware ESXi. My backups consist of shutting down all VMs and then copying them somewhere else – so full shutdown and backup. The cluster setup was done using the steps outlined in OKD 4.5 small cluster on ESX. This has worked well and I… read more…

    Restored OKD Cluster Not Starting
  • Backup and restore WordPress

    I run WordPress on Apache 2.2 on RedHat. A WordPress instance, is just a bunch of PHP files, various image files and uploaded files and a database – that’s pretty much it. So to backup and restore you need to back up one directory tree and a DB. This post details what I did to… read more…

    Backup and restore WordPress
  • Replacing a system disk in Open Media Vault

    Fortunately Open Media Vault, OMV, emails warnings when disks are failing. This is also true for the system disk. I have been getting warnings my old system disk is failing and this is what I did to fix it. First shutdown the PC and disconnect the RAID disks – just to ensure you don’t do… read more…

    Replacing a system disk in Open Media Vault
  • Archiving CD artwork

    The goal when I archive CDs is to get the best possible digital quality from my CDs and be protected against the loss of my collection. I don’t have as big a collection as many but I like most of the CDs I have got and I don’t want to have to hunt for them… read more…

    Archiving CD artwork
  • Installing Open Media Vault

    OMV doesn’t have a backup function which is a problem. Given it is relatively straight forward to setup OMV one option is to simply set it up again. I really don’t want to do that so the only other comprehensive option is to backup the system disk. The problem is that there isn’t any free,… read more…

    Installing Open Media Vault