Home Assistant Backup to S3

How to easily backup your Home Assistant configuration to an S3 bucket. Steps Go to Supervisor Add-on Store 3 dot menu - Repositories Add https://github.com/mikebell/hassio-backup-s3 Close Once the addon is installed you can click on it and follow the up to date readme file to configure your IAM user and policy. I then use hass-auto-backup with Node-RED to automate the process and send a message to my Discord server when complete....

April 8, 2021 · 1 min · Mike Bell

The 10 Minute JS File Part 1

This problem has been plaguing me for months now so I thought I’d write down everything I’ve done to try and solve the issue of the 10 minute js file. For some background I run a proxmox server in the garage with multiple VMs for k8s, home assistant, Unifi controller and piHole DNS. Home Assistant is pretty integral to our house now, most lights are run through it and there are multiple automations setup....

January 8, 2021 · 4 min · Mike Bell

I Should Add Thoughts

I should add thoughts to the site. Small form comments sort of like tweets...

January 7, 2021 · 1 min · Mike Bell

Moving From Gatsby to Hugo

I’ve moved to Hugo after probably the shortest time with any site generator. Firstly I love to change the theme of blog I get blog envy quite easily these days. But I’m not a themer so I don’t attempt to create anything like what I see on other sites. Admittedly when I moved to GatsbyJS is was because of this starter theme - Gatsby Starter Lumen - it looks really good and is quite a smart theme....

November 11, 2020 · 2 min · Mike Bell

Smart home

For the last few years I’ve been trying to “smarten” our home up with technology in a security conscious way. There are a lot of IOT technologies out there that rely on third party servers often in undesired locations. When I first started down the smart home route I went with Philips Hue. It’s a great starter in terms of both hardware and software. The Android app is nice but quite slow at times....

July 18, 2020 · 4 min · Mike Bell