lundi 30 mai 2016

A new self-hosted home server

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 :-D

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.

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lundi 16 décembre 2013

“If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it”… or should I?

For a whole week (from the 2nd to the 8th of December), when visiting my web site, you got this message instead:

Due to a disk failure, the domain is currently running on a back-up server, and some features are not fully functional.

I will try to restore this site to its normal state as soon as possible. Please excuse the delay.

Here are some explanations.

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samedi 14 décembre 2013

Panne de serveur terminée, j’espère…

Pendant une semaine (du 2 au 8 décembre), vous avez eu droit au message suivant :

Suite à une panne de disque, le domaine fonctionne en mode dégradé. La remise en route est progressive et sur un matériel de remplacement temporaire.

Je vais tâcher de rétablir le site normal au plus vite. Veuillez excuser le délai.

Voici quelques explications.

This article has been translated to English.

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