Backing up Windows (the hard way)

Sometimes you need to do things you don't like and you don't know where you will end up. In our household there exists one (production) system running Windows. Don't ask why and please no recommandations how to substitute it. Some things are hard to (ex)change, for example your love…

Comparing (OVH) I/O performance

Since some time I'm using cloud resources provided by OVH for some projects I'm involved. Recently we decided to give Zammad, an opensource support/ticketing solution, a try. We did choose the docker compose way for deployment, which also includes an elasticsearch instance. The important part of this information is,…

Deploying a (simple) docker container system

When a small platform for shipping containers is needed, not speaking about Kubernets or something, you have a couple of common things you might want to deploy at first. Usual things that I have to roll out everytime deloying such a platform: docker docker-compose Watchtower - automatically updating and restarting…

Container Orchestration Thoughts

Since some time everybody (read developer) want to run his new microservice stacks in containers. I can understand that building and testing an application is important for developers. One of the benefits of containers is, that developer (in theory) can put their new version of applications into production on their…

Using nginx as reverse proxy (for containered Ghost)

In some cases it might be a good idea to use a reverse proxy in front of a web application. Nginx is a very common solution for this scenario these days. As I started with containers for some of my playgrounds, I decided to go this route. Container security When…