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Nixos on Vultr, with LUKS

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I've been playing with Nixops lately. Wanted to deploy a nixos server to Vultr (since it's my current provider). Nixos ISO was in the list of ISO's you can attach. After a small search, I've found a cool script on GitHub to bootstrap the environment properly. Yet, I wanted it to be encrypted (yeah I know, entering password on boot..) and forked it to make securestrap ¯_(ツ)_/¯ I like how easy the whole declarative stuff is.

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Changed the hosting provider.. Again.

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I was using DigitalOcean for more than a year and I was pretty happy with it. And the performance déjà vu hit me again: Server got slower and slower, eventually forced me to increase the specs. Since I was paying more, I wanted to test other providers. Instantly I realized grass is greener on the other side. I switched to Vultr... If you're doing the same performance hungry stuff, you can feel the change very easily.

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Moved blog

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My VPS on Contabo started to act funny, probably they overloaded their KVM hosts. I started to see messages like "[27941.674540] sh (9100): drop_caches: 3" on dmesg (totally not cool bro). So I've switched to DigitalOcean. Thanks to systemd-nspawn, moving entire system was really easy: rsync one big data file, mount it and start the container.

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