I’ve intended to move to quickbox for over a year but I finally need to get moving. I’ve posted before.
FIrst, I’d like to purchase some guidance. If that means I donate to the group or pay a particular contributor that’s fine. I’d rather prefer private conversations but if the forums are better that’s OK. I’m just worried about privacy.
I’ve had a VMware server running for years with a couple of Ubuntu instances. I could do it in one but two worked fine. One for torrents and one for newsgroups. I also run a Windows machine, mostly for processing misbehaving packages (PAR, RAR, etc.) and for searching. I always do any torrent searches from behind the VPN (PIA). I have a script running that kills the torrent engine if the VPN drops. I run, but don’t really use, Couch Potato. I run but often use Sick Beard - the biggest problem with that will be that there is potential for a lot of online storage required.
I’m moving to an environment where I’ll have limited and sporadic Internet access. Think mobile. So, I need to move my environment to a hosted environment/cloud. I know that’s exactly what Quickbox is for.
I installed Quickbox on a VM on my VMware box. Sadly, there’s a bit of a learning curve (not steep) and, since I already had a working solution, I didn’t use it enough.
I’d like to work (paid) with you to finally move forward and discuss best practices. Overall I just need to replace my existing functionality with the addition of:
- Instead of a kill script I’d need the firewall to prevent torrent traffic out over anything but the VPN. Probably also true of newsgroup traffic, although I know it’s not the same.
- I’ll need some sort of download mechanism. Undoubtedly I’ll connect via a VPN but then I’ll need a robust, uninterruptible, low bandwidth capable method to get seedbox files available locally. My Internet access will be spotty, but will often be OK late at night or early morning.
- It probably doesn’t need to be a Windows machine but I’ll need the ability to have some sort of machine console to allow a web browser and any repair utilities. This is typically NZB and Torrent searches.
- I may need multiuser capability… or at least the ability to have someone else be able to download files from a secure area.
I’m somewhat paranoid. Any security best practices are appreciated. Clearly we can’t discuss anything considered illegal. I’ve shopped for seedboxes but haven’t made a selection. Seems to me I’ll need at least 300GB to 1TB of storage. Probably unlimited bandwidth?? Processor doesn’t seem like a big deal.
The biggest challenge may be having me unlearn what I know so that I understand the way quickbox does things. That would include new and better ways of doing things.
Thanks in advance for helping me get started.