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How to Set Up Nginx Proxy Manager in Home Assistant

  • May 31, 2022 (Updated: June 2, 2022)

If you wish to have secure connections to Home Assistant, a reverse proxy may be used. The proxy can reside on the same system (as demonstrated in this guide) or on another system as I have demonstrated in a previous guide.

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Use MariaDB instead of SQLite Database in Home Assistant

  • July 12, 2022

By default, Home Assistant uses a SQLite database to store all its historical data. However, you can use other databases such as MariaDB which perform better for larger datasets even though MariaDB is is heavier on hardware resources than SQLite.

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How to Set Up Nginx Proxy Manager in Home Assistant

  • May 31, 2022 (Updated: June 2, 2022)

If you wish to have secure connections to Home Assistant, a reverse proxy may be used. The proxy can reside on the same system (as demonstrated in this guide) or on another system as I have demonstrated in a previous guide.

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Updating the Firmware of Zooz ZST10 700 Series USB Z-Wave Controller

  • May 20, 2022

Updating the firmware of a USB Z-Wave Controller such as the Zooz ZST10 700 (affiliate link) is not as intuitive as I imagined as I thought it might be.

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How to Put Home Assistant behind Existing Nginx Proxy Manager

  • May 12, 2022

A reverse proxy allows you to conveniently have a single entry point by which you may host multiple apps/services on one or more systems.

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Add the Community Add-on Repository in Home Assistant if it is not Installed

  • March 15, 2022

When I was updating the Home Assistant Core, I encountered an interesting issue. It broke my Z-Wave JS to MQTT add-on.

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Zooz ZEN25 Double Plug

  • December 20, 2021

The Zooz ZEN25 double plug (affiliate link) is a Z-Wave power plug that has two plugs with energy monitoring. It only uses one wall outlet without blocking the second outlet, which is very nice since that allows plugging more devices into the same wall outlet.

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