My ageing eSATA SheevaPlug is running a lot of tasks:
- web, e-mail, and xmpp server;
- database server;
- NFS and DLNA (media) server;
- sync server for contacts, calendars, files, and Firefox profiles (old protocol);
- and various means of connecting remotely.
It is now running Debian Jessie, after having run Lenny, and then Wheezy, which shows just how long it’s been running, considering the long lifetime of a major Debian version
With only a half-GB of RAM, it’s come to the point where swap is being used on a regular basis, although not too much so far. As for the processing power, everything works, albeit slowly; reasonably so… so far. And more importantly, anything more is impossible (eg. nice ownCloud modules, or a sound server…).
The time has come to plan a replacement, which is the subject of this post.