Home Server Update May 2023
This is a longer-term update on the state of my home server. You can read more about it in these 1 2 3 4 5 6 posts.
- Got some SSDs for cheap, so migrated it from HDDs to SDDs. Thanks to btrfs, I could even do that without turning the thing off.
- Did some experiments to measure power usage. It's around 8W when it goes full throttle with heavy disk usage.
- Working on implementing a UPS for the whole system.
Since the last update I have added a few new services:
I added a web-based filebrowser. It's ... Filebrowser
Why? Because sometimes I need to manage some files. No big deal, almost never use it.
It's Kavita and it's pretty good, if a little too basic. I use it to manage an epub collection, and it works. Writing scripts to automatically tag and add metadata to random crappy ebooks was fun.
A snippet/pastebin thing called snips.sh and it's really nice. I added a small shell script so I can just pipe things to it. I am making the HTTPS public at snips.ralsina.me and keeping the SSH private in my VPN thank you very much.
Had some trouble making it work on ARM because of a tensorflow dependency, but it's running fine.
Watchtower is a tool that monitors your running containers and will daily check if there are new versions. If there are, it will upgrade them. Nice to have things update unattended.
Server is stable