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A geek look into QNAP TS-453mini with 16GB RAM

I bought a QNAP TS-453mini in order to replace the good old Synology DS409slim. Not that it doesn’t work. It’s just that the 4x 1TB disks are nearly full. I was desperately waiting for bigger 2.5″ capacity but this doesn’t seem to happen. Also, since I moved into a new place, I planned to also reduce the number of plugged)in stuff….

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Munin

Using Munstrap, Munin’s theme, on OpenBSD

I don’t fancy much Munin’s default look. I tend to like layouts that fit on a single screen. That’s mainly why I used to use Xymon. But there is a Munin’s theme that turns the Web interface into something very clean to my eyes. And great news, it’s done so well that it also works on OpenBSD. Ready, steady, go!

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Enabling RRDcached for Munin on OpenBSD

RRDcached is a daemon that caches a bunch of RRD write requests and apply them at once. This enables to speed up RRD files update. When you install Munin on OpenBSD, RRDcached is also installed by default. But there are things to do to actually use it. Here’s how I did it.

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