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Setup torrent server with web gui for Raspberry Pi

Using Raspberry Pi is a comfortable and cheap way to run a private NAS server. Besides FTP support, this article demonstrates how to run a torrent application on Raspberry Pi. We have no X-Server support, so a web user interface is needed. I choose deluge, an open source bit-torrent client, that provides a web gui. Above picture shows using the web ui deluge to download the current stable release of Debian Jessie.

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Enable swap for Raspberry Pi

When you migrate your root to an external usb hdd, the next step is to enable swap.

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Use external harddrive as root filesystem for Raspberry Pi

My intention is to run a web and file server with Raspberry Pi (rpi). The micro SD-card is unfit by its capacity and lifetime (write cycles). To avoid that the primary SD-card will wear out too fast, we have to extend the storage. Raspberry Pi offers the capability to connect to further external storage over USB. I assume to keep costs low, they offer only USB 2.0 instead of USB 3.0. Since I have a two old external USB 2.5 HDD and an USB 2.0 Hub it fits perfectly the purpose. The USB hub has a separate power supply and powers the external hdd. The hdd are connected with the rpi over the hub. As side note, you could also use a USB 3.0 external HDD, but it will operate with USB 2.0 speed.

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Benefits and costs of a Raspberry Pi

What do you do if you have a bunch of spare (old) hardware, e.g. USB 2.0 hubs;-hard drives;-sticks and sd-cards? Well you can make a NAS file server with Raspberry Pi.

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Purge maven dependencies from local repository

The Apache Maven dependency plugin provides the function to remove projects dependencies from the local repository.

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Custom grok patterns for logstash

grok is a powerful filter plugin. It allows you to use regular expressions (regex). This post gives some advices how to test and develop custom grok patterns for logstash.

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