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How to Upgrade FreeNAS to TrueNAS

Want to migrate FreeNAS to TrueNAS today? It’s simple using this step by step tutorial. We’ll walk through how to upgrade FreeNAS to TreNAS CORE. We’ll cover upgrading FreeNAS to TrueNAS on a ...

Proxmox Backup Server Install Tutorial

Proxmox Backup Server is an enterprise-class client-server backup software that backs up virtual machines, containers, and physical hosts. In this step by step tutorial, we install and configure...

Homelab Services Tour -- What am I running on my Homelab?

In my homelab tour, I showed you my hardware and network setup that powers all the infrastructure at home. Then, many of you asked which services I am hosting on this hardware. Well, here it i...

Techno Tim Homelab Tour -- Server Rack and Network

You asked for a tour of my homelab, well here it is. In this tour I will take you through my home server rack and network setup. This includes my all of my home networking equipment, my server...

How to Build a Slack Bot

Slack is a great chat and communication tool used by small and large businesses as well as personal use. Slack has a great API and great official Node JS clients that help you automate many feat...

How to Upgrade, Backup, and Restore Rancher 2

It use to be hard to back up Rancher, but with Rancher 2 it’s super simple. Upgrading, backing up, and restoring your Rancher server should be part of your regular routine. Join me in this tuto...

Meet Heimdall, Your Homelab Application Dashboard

Tired of bookmarking all of your self-hosted services only to lose them? Want access to all your sites from anywhere in the world? Well, Heimdall can help with a clean, responsive, and beautiful...

Home Assistant on Docker and Kubernetes (Open Source Home Automation)

Are you ready to start automating your smart home with the power of open source? Do you already have Home Assistant running but need a little more power than a Raspberry Pi? If so, join me in t...

Virtualize vs. Containerize (Which should I choose?)

Should I virtualize this? Should I containerize this? These are great questions to ask yourself when spinning up self-hosted services in your Homelab environment. We’ll review my previous vide...

PiHole on Docker and Kubernetes (I almost gave up)

We know you’ve heard of Pihole and we know you are probably aware of how to install it but… have you tried running it on Docker and Kubernetes using Rancher? Have you configured it for pfSense? ...