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September 25, 2021 47 min

Alex is abroad and uses the opportunity to build out not one but two ultimate self-hosted off-site servers. We share the hardware, software, and networking details.

Plus, how Chris built a Nest-type thermostat using parts he already had.

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  • Backing up your data with Restic (+ Autorestic) and Minio
  • Generic Thermostat - Home Assistant — The generic_thermostat climate platform is a thermostat implemented in Home Assistant. It uses a sensor and a switch connected to a heater or air conditioning under the hood. When in heater mode, if the measured temperature is cooler than the target temperature, the heater will be turned on and turned off when the required temperature is reached.
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