SOGo in Docker container on QNAP TS-453mini


The QNAP ContainerStation allows to run LXC and Docker containers. According to the Internet, this should be less resources consuming than virtualization via KVM. Here’s how I run SOGo in a docker container.

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Metro theme for phpMyAdmin on QNAP


Just for fun, I wanted to install the “Metro” theme for phpMyAdmin on my QNAP TS-453mini. It’s not automatic from the Web interface but it can be done via the shared folders.

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Manual mysql_secure_installation on QNAP


I have installed the SQL server on my QNAP TS-453mini but couldn’t find the mysql_secure_installation script. As far as I understood it, it simply changes the root password, disable remote sensible access and deletes the test database. So I decided to run the commands manually inside phpMyAdmin.

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FreeNAS on QNAP TS-453mini


It’s been a couple of weeks since I received my QNAP TS-453mini, aimed to replace Synology DS403slim. After looking at QTS, I went to check various OSes to run it. Mostly because QTS looks too fat to me. Mainly because I want ZFS storage. Probably because I’m a BSD guy. At last, I decided to run FreeNAS on it.

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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. Hence, the fanless OpenBSD server would either go in the Cloud or… on the QNAP virtualization software.

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