Powersjo Technical Blog
Powersjo Technical Blog

Powersjo Technical Blog

This is meant to be a collection of technical blogs. The subjects covered are from my own learning and experience in IT.


PowerShell script with Robocopy

18 Feb 2024 2 minute read 0 comments powersjo

While working on my media server, see more about that here, I came across a repetitive task where code could help. The issue: as you move content to your media server it gets repetitive with any TV show. Jellyfin likes a certain format to ingest the...

Host your own media server

10 Jan 2024 2 minute read 1 comment powersjo

Every media / tech company has their own streaming service now. The big, old school TV companies have caught on and offered their own streaming services. Now, you can watch anything you want on your smart device. You only have to pay $5.99 a month fo...

Persistent CIFS Mount in Linux

10 Feb 2023 1 minute read 0 comments powersjo

How make a persistent CIFS mount in Linux. While setting up a home media server (Jellyfin), I found the need to mount a CIFS (Common Internet File System) share in Linux. The flavor of Linux I’m using is Ubuntu (20.04.5 LTS). The video and pictures a...

Remote Access OpenVPN on pfsense

19 Nov 2022 1 minute read 0 comments powersjo

How to grant remote access OpenVPN on pfsense. In my home network I wanted to create a virtual private network (vpn) to allow me to access my home servers remotely. In this working blog I go through the steps I took. Part 1 After logging into pfsense...

Home Lab NTP Server

25 Aug 2022 3 minute read 0 comments powersjo

How to create your own home lab NTP server? While I’m not an expert on NTP (network time protocol), I decided to create my own NTP server for my home network. This was for multiple reasons: To learn about NTP servers and clients. Take the load of NT...

Create iSCSI datastore in ESXi

23 Aug 2022 1 minute read 0 comments powersjo

This is how to create an iSCSI datastore in ESXi. In my case, I got a QNAP which allows for iSCSI (Internet Small Computer System Interface) connections to the storage. Briefly, iSCSI is a layer on top of TCP/IP that uses an initiator to connect to a...

List Veeam VM backups w/Powershell

1 Jul 2022 1 minute read 0 comments powersjo

How to list Veeam VM backups with PowerShell? Recently I came across a use-case where you may want to list out all of the Virtual Machines (VMs) backed up with Veeam. If you have multiple Veeam servers that backup 100’s of VMs, creating a list of VMs...

How to code a calculator web app

24 Apr 2022 7 minute read 1 comment powersjo

Creating your own calculator web app is a useful project to help beginners learn code and website hosting. When I started this project, I figured the hardest part to code would be the Javascript. This is because I thought since the logic lived there,...

Update ESXi from command line

23 Apr 2022 1 minute read 0 comments powersjo

First, ensure you have the right ESXi "offline bundle" from VMware. In my example, I have a Dell server. In order to update ESXi we need the DellEMC custom image from VMware. At the time of this blog, the most update to date image in the 6 series is...

IT Interview Questions

17 Apr 2022 2 minute read 2 comments powersjo

Recently I have been a part of a few interviews and have had to prepare some IT interview questions for candidates. I thought I would post them here for future use and in case anyone wants to use them. I'm not posting answers for the questions. My me...