Simple and beautiful home server dashboard with Homarr and Dashdot
I was looking for a one-stop solution for the home lab dashboard that will show the main server starts and links to my self-hosted apps on the same page. And also will look not like a Windows 95. Also will be configurable from the UI. Also will be able to control my Docker containers from […]
What’s up Docker? is like Watchtower but with UI and Home Assistant integration
What do you want the most when it gets to the notifications about new images available for your containers? I think the answer is consistency. Getting notifications by email or Whatsapp doesn’t look logical when Home Assistant has its own persistent notifications and powerful actionable notifications in the companion app. This is the place What’s […]
Updating Home Assistant in Docker from Lovelace UI just like in Home Assistant OS
The Docker installation method becomes very popular among Home Assistant users. One of the downsides of the Docker installation method is the absence of update notifications and updates with a single button click. Today we will try to fix this with the power of Named Pipes (Whaaat??).
Automatic backups of Home Assistant in Docker: rsync and rclone
There are many ways to backup your Home Assistant instance, but today we will review a simple script that runs on your server and does local and remote backups.
A simple yet powerful alternative for Studio Code Server for Home Assistant in Docker: Visual Studio Code + SSH
Visual Studio Code in a browser aka Studio Code Server is a very comfortable way to edit Home Assistant configuration files. But did you know you can use the Visual Studio Code desktop application on any PC to manage your home server remotely?
Home Assistant in Docker #4: Add-ons. MQTT and Zigbee2MQTT
In the current post series, I’m describing the path I took from a regular Home Assistant setup on Home Assistant Blue to a home server with Docker and various software. Assuming we already have our Home Assistant in Docker up and running, it is time to add some addons to it.
Home Assistant in Docker #3: docker-compose.yml for Home Assistant and MariaDB explained
In the current post series, I’m describing the path I took from a regular Home Assistant setup on Home Assistant Blue to a home server with Docker and various software. Assuming we already have ODROID-N2+ with Debian Buster and Docker setup, our next step would be bringing Home Assistant with MariaDB to life.
Home Assistant in Docker #2: Installing Docker on ODROID-N2+ with Debian Buster
In the current post series, I’m describing the path I took from a regular Home Assistant setup on Home Assistant Blue to a home server with Docker and various software. Assuming we already have ODROID-N2+ with Debian Buster, our next step would be Docker installation.
Home Assistant in Docker #1: Debian Buster on ODROID-N2+ aka Home Assistant Blue
I ordered Home Assistant Blue on the day it was announced at Home Assistant Conference on December 13, 2020. It was exactly what I wanted – powerful hardware without any noise. And nice-looking, of course. It was a great speed improvement compared to Raspberry Pi 3B+, but this hardware can handle much more than just Home […]