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Pet Server (September 2022 update)

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 post­s.

What's the hardware nowadays?

  • Radxa Ze­ro: 4-­core 4GB RAM, 32GB eMMC
  • 2 1TB HDD over USB
  • 100Mbps eth­er­net wired con­nec­tion to the router

And ... so far, it's more than enough. No strain :-)

What is it running?

Al­so back­ups via restic and oth­er ran­dom things. I have a sep­a­rate oc­to­print serv­er but I may move it here.

Really, it runs all that?

Yeah, and it works just fine. Of course this is most­ly be­cause I am the on­ly re­al user, but hey, it work­s.

Anything else you would want to run?

  • Maybe some sort of push no­ti­fi­ca­tion thingie so I can no­ti­fy my phone if there's a prob­lem
  • Maybe grafana? But don't care enough yet.

Was it worth it?

I could run all this on cloud­s, but the hard­ware I am us­ing would cost maybe 100 dol­lars, and month­ly fees for ser­vices will quick­ly reach that amount and sur­pass it. I am al­ready pay­ing for the band­width any­way.

OTOH I have spent maybe 50 or 60 hours set­ting this up and if I look at my hourly rates ... ick.

Anything weird?

I re­al­ly don't un­der­stand oth­er peo­ple's home­lab­s, they seem wild­ly over­pow­ered.

Controlando "cosas" con una tecla

No es au­to­ma­tion si no lo podés hac­er con una tecla.

Es­to usa un macro pad / au­tokey / script / home as­sis­tant / Tuya App / emisor in­frar­ro­jo / aparatos

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In­te­gra­cion de google home con ... mi mon­i­tor? WHAT? (No, no es ningun ex­traño mon­i­tor smart, de he­cho tiene una so­la en­tra­da HD­MI)


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