2020 Week 10

I can`t tell you that much about this week because I didn´t have that much time. But there are some interesting things that happened that week.

UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply)

I got my UPS this week and installed it instantly. I did a lot of research and chose a model from the company Eaton because the reviews were better than models from others. Now I am really happy and also way more relaxed because I know that the most important devices at home are safe. The UPS currently is only at 11 % capacity so it can power my devices for around 30 minutes. This is enough time to power them down if we have a longer power outage.

Docker migration

The work on my Docker migration continues with PHP and Nginx. In the last days, I began to build a PHP image that has all the extensions I need. This is super easy with the docker-php-extension-installer. If you are running PHP in Docker you must check this tool out. It saves you so much time.

It took me a while to clean up all my PHP and Nginx configs because they have grown to a big mess over the years. I hope that this will not happen again with my Docker setup.

I will ship my PHP Docker container to my home server after this post and if everything works as expected, I will ship it to my other servers next week.

The Nginx container needs some more time because there are some challenges I couldn´t solve currently.

The things I write on this blog are my own opinions and based on the things I learned running my own infrastructure or building my personal projects. It stands in no connection with my job.

08 March 2020 - Philipp Keschl