Cloudflare Tunnels: You don’t need Nginx proxy

Exposing containerized applications isn’t straightforward. I’ve got a dedicated server for Docker containers with a few different supporting components. I need to take care of routing, SSLs, web sockets, paths, and other bits of Nginx configuration.

Cloudflare states that this can be done easier and faster with:
no open ports,
no exposed public IP,
SSL certificate,
and completely free.

Let me check that…

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InfluxDB: If you are lazy, you need to be smart

Like most programmers, I’m lazy in some aspects.
One of them is updating databases to the newest versions :)

My InfluxDB for PV Dashboard is still an older 1.7 version. Everything works great and there is no need to upgrade, but a few days ago I need to rebuild a few queries due to billing changes from my power company, Tauron.

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Missing „ingredient” of PV Dashboard

PV Dashboard, my Grafana, which integrates PV data from multiple sources using NodeRED and InfluxDB after few iteration is still missing important piece.

BACKUP. WHERE IS BACKUP?

Yep, that’s me, you’re probably wondering how I ended up in this situation…

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I’ve migrated my main server to Oracle Cloud (ARM)

Times, when I had a big discount on Webh, came to the end. Facing big VPS payments, I decided to migrate. Few solutions attracted my attention.

I was guided mainly by practical reasons – the cheaper, the better. Of course, I’m joking. One of the main requirements was reliability and sustainable performance with cost-effectiveness in mind.

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