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C:\Portainer – Docker – Tech Tools.pdf

Portainer – Docker – Tech Tools

Portainer Portainer is a versatile docker management suite. It provides the perfect learning ground for beginners to docker but also makes life for the more seasoned Docker user.   sudo docker create –name portainer \ –restart=always \ –net=bridge \ -e PGID=1001 -e PUID=1001 \ -v *HostDataLocation*:/data \ -p 9000:9000 \ portainer/portainer

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Tech Tools – Docker

WHAT IS DOCKER? I stumbled across Docker a while ago and the concept just intrigued me. The ability to create an application that only ships with the parts it needs. Windows and its applications have often been criticised for their size and bloated overhead on the underlying hardware. This bloat also has security consequences in […]

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Ultimate Docker Setup

Ultimate Docker Setup

This is a quick guide to setup the ultimate home server. To include file sharing & synchronising, email and website hosting, media sharing and streaming, and automatic downloads of TV, movies and music. Firstly install the latest Ubuntu 16 distro (Download from here: https://www.ubuntu.com/download/server ) Installing Docker   sudo apt-get install \ apt-transport-https \ ca-certificates \ […]

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HTPC – Ultimate Media Server on Docker

Notes – Ubuntu and Docker need to be installed first to create this ultimate HTPC server. Setup the Environment Lets start by creating some shares for your media server to utilise. sudo mkdir /shares/tv sudo mkdir /shares/movies sudo mkdir /shares/transcode sudo mkdir /shares/downloads sudo mkdir /shares/music Plex Docker Install sudo docker create \ –name=plex \ […]

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C:\Is your backup & disaster recovery unloved?.pdf
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Is your backup & disaster recovery unloved?

Backup & Disaster Recovery Overview Backup and disaster recovery is often the most overlooked aspect of a company’s IT. The main issue preventing companies investing in backup and disaster recovery is down to the nature of the solution itself: it is only used in a worst case scenario. This makes the immediate and tangible benefit […]

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IT Managed Services – A Beginners Guide to…

So what is this MSP thing? IT managed services are a hot topic for IT support providers, although they have been around for some years they’re still very much misunderstood. Each IT support provider has their own opinion upon the service that is going to be delivered. Often it is the IT support providers that […]

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Automation – Is your IT reactive?

Let’s talk automation… IT support and solutions can be very manual and labour intensive for IT Teams. This can easily result in your technical departments doubling in size if you do not allow time to reflect upon your processes. I began analysing my IT Support and Solutions processes around 3 years ago, firstly reflecting upon current […]

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Proactive IT? Lets Take control of your IT infrastructure…

Feeling proactive? Proactive, possibly one of the last buzz words in IT yet to be abbreviated! But the question is what does it actually mean? Its ambiguity has left it wide open to enormous abuse over the past few years within the IT industry. It’s become almost a non word with potential clients and employers […]

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