I have been needing to rebuild some of the core components of my Home Automation stack for quiet some time now, but have been struggling to find the time to do it. I have also been wanting to try committing to running everything on Linux (where possible) as I am starting to work with it more and more with my work.
So today I decommissioned the 2 computers that run the majority of my applications and will be rebuilding them with Ubuntu Server as it seems to be one of the more popular distros out there (hence I should be able to troubleshoot things a lot quicker when I run into issues). In addition to my current computers, I managed to snatch a 3'rd computer on sale for
CAD$99 from NewEgg, it's nothing special but should be ideal for running Home Assistant.
Basically going forward the next few blog posts will be centered around getting everything back up and running, specifically:
- Setting Date and Time
- Setting Static IP Address
- Installing InfluxDB
- Installing MariaDB (MySQL)
- Installing Telegraf
- Installing Chronograf
- Installing Grafana
- Installing Node-RED
- Backing up MariaDB (MySQL) via CRON
- Installing Webmin on Ubuntu
- Installing MQTT on Ubuntu
- More to come...
If this is something that interests you, be sure to bookmark this blog as things are going to get weird!