zfs-format-disk: Replace ZFS Disk on Proxmox server

2018-11-28 - by Patrik Dufresne

Proxmox VE provide really good support for ZFS. Right from the installation, we may install the OS on ZFS. Using the web interface, we may create filesystem or volume to be used by virtual machine. Virtual Machine snapshot make use of ZFS snapshot. It also support some feature that we have yet to...

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Lektor-PythonMarkdown plugin

2018-11-21 - by Patrik Dufresne

Since 2014, we are using a static file generator to build our website. We used Jekyll to start with. It served us very well for a while, but after a year Jekyll proved to be painful to customize and maintain. Adding macro was requiring to write them in ruby. The visual appearance is not completel...

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How to setup Gitlab CI/CD ?

2018-05-23 - by Patrik Dufresne

We’ve been using Jenkins since 2014. Jenkins serves us well for the last couple of years. But with the rise of CI/CD, there are more tools providing rich full feature for CICD integration. Gitlab CICD is a new player from a well-known vendor. This article won’t go into details about the pros and ...

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Proxmox VE: ZFS primarycache=all or metadata

2018-05-23 - by Patrik Dufresne

Awhile back, we benchmark our Proxmox infrastructure in various ways mainly to experiment and to get the maximum out of the hardware we had. We did write two articles on the subject to share our result and conclusion, but we did not take the time to share all our result. In an initiative to conti...

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Supermicro X8 - Fan control (smx8fancontrol)

2017-10-01 - by Patrik Dufresne

A while ago, i bought two used Supermicro server to build our lab with Proxmox. These servers are Supermicro SuperServer 6016T-MTLF equipped with X8DTL-if motherboard. These are stable servers but a bit old. Still, for our current needs, these servers meet our expectation in terms of performance....

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Proxmox VE: RAW, QCOW2 or ZVOL?

2017-05-03 - by Patrik Dufresne

In our previous article, we compared the two virtualization technologies available in Proxmox; LXC and KVM. After analysis, we find that both technologies deliver good CPU performance, similar to the host. On the other hand, disc reading and writing performance are far from advantageous for KVM. ...

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Proxmox VE: Performance of KVM vs. LXC

2017-02-25 - by Patrik Dufresne

Since the company's inception in 2011, we have used a variety of virtualization technologies. These technologies' benefits are rather indisputable: cost reduction and ease of management (backup, migration, cloning, etc.) In fact, virtualization has become a must in the field of information techno...

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New promotional brochure

2016-10-24 - by Karl Disnard

We proudly present our new promotional brochures for the launch of the new version of Minarca for the general public! See our list of available plans and get info on how to follow us on social media and gain access to all the latest Minarca updates. We look forward to doing business with you!

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Access Minarca directly from your cell phone

2016-10-17 - by Karl Disnard

The new "Add to Home Screen" button gives you instant access to the Minarca web interface on your cell phone. Simply open the "Settings” tab of your Internet browser, and select the "Add to Home Screen" option. A shortcut will be automatically created on your desktop!

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