Proxmox snapshots: “The current guest configuration does not support taking new snapshots”

Let me snapshot tl;dr: This can happen if you use a storage mechanism that doesn’t support snapshots (see here for more information). However, it seems it can *also* happen if you use external mountpoints. I ran into the issue when trying out a script that backs up proxmox to a borg repository. I checked that […]

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PSA: Dell Wyse 3040 Uses ‘Fallback’ EFI Location

Many hours died to bring you this information tl;dr: run grub-install –target=x86_64-efi –efi-directory=<espdir> –removable if following the Arch Linux install guide I acquired a Dell Wyse 3040 thin client recently. I hit a snag during the install, in that it would not boot the new operating system. grub-install claimed to have successfully completed, but it […]

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Generating a traefik/nginx password hash without htpasswd

For when you don’t want to install httpd-tools / apache2-utils tl; dr: openssl passwd -apr1 | sed -E “s:[\$]:\$\$:g” (traefik) openssl passwd -apr1 (nginx) Explanations below. Generating a Hash Traefik does basic auth as a middleware. For this you need a password hash. The docs suggest using htpasswd, (eg like htpasswd -nbB), which is grand […]

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