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Does anyone have any recommendations for bug trackers with a forum feature? Basically something where users can report issues, request features, and ask questions, all about a specific service. Preferably, I’d like something that integrates with GitHub issues, but that’s not a requirement. Also I’d like something like a public roadmap or project tracker.

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My weekly post :) usual reminder: not my blog, just a good community share! Writers are on Mastodon at [email protected].

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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/12624334

Ente - Open sourcing our server

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I had a child and both of our parents were in another country so wanted to keep them updated with photos and videos but refused to use social media. I have been using Back Then which, to be fair, has worked pretty well. I pay a subscription and can give access to anybody I want through their email. They then have to download an app and sign in to see. It updates them if there's new photos and shows them in a nice chronological order by age. There are other features (likes and comments) but tbh, no-one really uses them and I don't care about that. For me, it's just the privacy and access control I'm after

Now I have built my home server and got to the point where it's reliable (enough), plus I'm happy with my security/SSO setup, does anybody recommend a self hosted photo sharing tool?

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Hi everyone! We're incredibly excited to announce that we're launching a beta of Finamp's redesign today. This is a major update to the app, and we're looking for feedback from anyone willing to try it out before we roll it out to everyone.

The beta is a work-in-progress, there are several new features already, but we will be adding more features over time.

Looks very nice!

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Hello everyone, I'd like your recommendations for a note taking app that:

  • Can be selfhosted
  • Stores the notes as plain text or *.md files, not some SQL database.
  • Can use Marddown format.
  • Have an android client or at least a mobile optimized web-interface.
  • Not a must but it would be nice to have a to-do list option.

I tried:

  • Trilium: use an encrypted litesql to store the notes.
  • Joplin: does not encrypt the notes, but store them in random named directories, making ot harder finding the notes.
  • Logseq: No firefox support, I did not check how it stores itsdatabase.
  • Standard note: Need subscriptions to selfhost or to use markdown format.
  • Memos: does not store plain files, instead uses a (sqlite probably) database even when setting local filesystem as current object storage.
  • CodiMD: use database to store its notes
  • Hedgedoc: the same as above

The closest I found so far is Obsidian, which:

  • Unfortunately, does not have any selfhosting option.
  • Have a client app on every platform and store.
  • Can use a custom directory to store it database as plain text files, whuch can be a network mounted directory (on my laptop/desktop) or a directory on my android phone that i will have to keep synchronized using a third party app.

Edit: March-2nd: added memos, codimd, hedgedoc

submitted 23 hours ago* (last edited 22 hours ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

Tldr : Need to sync files on my phone and laptop via some remote repository.

So I'm currently using Syncthing to sync my backup files and Joplin notes on my phone and my laptop. I'm not home 3 days a week, so whatever notes I take or changes I make, won't be reflected on my laptop until I come home. I tried next cloud (free tier) sync for Joplin before, but the server has issues from time to time and but the sync part doesn't work properly.

Is there a way for me to use Syncthing or something else using some free or very cheap service and hopefully secure, in such a way that my phone , my laptop and the 3rd service all can be in sync. Also I'm kind of a noob when it comes to all these self hosting stuff, but I can learn some stuff not too complicated though.

Edit : My laptop is not ON during the 3 days I'm out of my house. Ideally once I power it on after a few days it should sync to the latest version.

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Hey all, I'm looking to build a couple dashboards out around my house. I've done this before with rokchip boards and they are... fine, but not great. Is rpi the best option right now? Are there alternatives you really like? I'd like to keep it a single board to easily mount behind things where it doesn't take up a lot of space, and I won't lie I like the DIY feeling of it over something like a thin client.

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cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/12593641

I want to share some images securely with self destruct. Is there any alternatives can do what Unsee.cc does excluding chat?

So the functions I'm looking for:

  • Self-expiring image
  • Copy protection
  • Store in RAM
  • (optional) watermarking
  • (optional) share more types of documents like PDF

Thanks in advance.

Faircamp (simonrepp.com)
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Self-hosted bandcamp

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My apologies for the long post.

I have a single server running Unraid with about 12 services (Pihole, Wordpress, Heimdall, Jellyfin, etc.) all running on Docker. This server is also acting as my home lab NAS. Everything runs fine for my use case (at least for right now) but I’ve been thinking about creating some type of compute cluster for my services instead of a single server.

Recently, I saw a discussion about Proxmox, Docker, LXD and Incus where a user felt that Incus was a better option to all the others. Curious, I started reading up on Incus and playing around with it and contemplating switching all my services from Docker in Unraid to an Incus cluster (I’m thinking around 3 nodes) and leaving the Unraid server to serve as a NAS only.

In a nutshell Incus/LXD appear to be (to me) a lightweight version of a VM in which case I would have to manually install and configure each service I have running. Based on the services I have running, that seems like a ton of work to switch to Incus when I could just do 3 physical servers (Debian) in docker swarm mode or a Proxmox cluster with 3 Debian VMs with docker in swarm mode. I’d all possible, I would like to keep my services containerized rather then actual VMs.

What has me thinking that a switch to Incus may be worth it is performance. If the performance of my services is significantly better in Incus/LXDs as compared to Docker, then that’s worth it to me. I have not been able to find any type of performance comparison between Incus/LXD and Docker. I don’t know if there are other reasons as to “Incus over Proxmox and Docker” which is why I’m asking the greater community.

Here’s my question:

Based on your experience and taking into consideration my use case (home lab/home use), do the pros and cons of Incus outweigh accomplishing my goal by creating standalone hosts cluster or Proxmox cluster?

Selfhost wiki (personal) (wiki.gardiol.org)
submitted 2 days ago* (last edited 2 days ago) by [email protected] to c/[email protected]

I have finally got my selfhost wiki up to a satisfying shape. Its here: https://wiki.gardiol.org

Take a look i hope it can help somebody.

I am open to any suggestions about it.

Note: the most original part is the one about multi-homed routing and failbacks and advanced routing.

K3S over tailscale (lemmy.world)
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Hey everyone, my friend and I are wanting to learn kubernetes and we wanted to set up K3S, the problem being we are in two different physical locations.

What we would like to do is setup K3S to operate over tailscale but are running into issues with it.

I am currently at work and can post error logs later but I was just wondering if anyone had any guides they could point me to?



DAS recommandation (lemmy.world)
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Hello lemmy, I have currently 4x4tb hard drives but they are almost full. Im thinking of getting a 8 bay das so i can put extra drives in it. I have looked around but wasnt able to find something that looked good, does someone have recommandations? Thanks for your time!

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Hello everyone, I have a Raspberry Pi 4B with 2GBs of RAM. I am trying to run all the *arr stack via docker containers(5 or 6 containers) but this causes my Raspberry Pi to lag very much. I could not use any of the stack's web interface or SSH to the pi during the lag and to fix it I had to reset the pi.

I think it is because I have little RAM but it might also be the power supply because I sometimes get messages for undervoltage.

What do you think is happening and how could I fix it? Do I need to buy a more powerful device?

Thanks in advance.

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There are quite a few choices of brands when it comes to purchasing harddisks or ssd, but which one do you find the most reliable one? Personally had great experiences with SeaGate, but heard ChrisTitus had the opposite experience with them.

So curious to what manufacturers people here swear to and why? Which ones do you have the worst experience with?

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My current setup consists of a Raspberry Pi 4 with 4gb RAM and a 1tb external SSD. I'm thinking of getting a used mini PC for around 100€ to replace that tho because it would give me a lot more power and especially RAM (I currently need to use an 8gb swap file). My plan so far is to get a used mini PC that's quiet, has a built-in SSD and at least 8gb of RAM (16 would be better). Because of the built-in SSD, I could also sell the external SSD and buy an 8-12tb HDD instead.

Does anyone have recommendations for what mini PC to get or things that I should look out for?

Edit: Thanks for all the help! I decided on the Firebat T8 Pro Plus with 16gb RAM and 512gb internal storage because that really seems to be perfect for my use case.

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I created a lemmy instance and noticed the stats on the index page showed that the instance had 2 users registered, even though only the admin account existed at that point. I created a second account, and now it shows 3 users. However, the database query SELECT name from person WHERE local='t'; only shows only the admin account and the second account I made.


Is this normal behavior or is there a way I can fix it?

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Hiya, I'm looking to keep track of my different services in hosting via Unraid. Right now I'm hosting roughly 12 different services, but would be nice to have the logs of all my services in one place, preferably with a nice GUI. Are there any such services that could easily connect to the different docker containers I have running?

Appreciate any suggestions 🙌

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Feishin: An open source self-hosted music player that can connect to your Navidrome and Plex libraries



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Hello there!

I was wondering what people on here use for general household related peojects and general recurring task management.

I feel like it would be easier to get stuff done if my wife and I could have a place to store and real time add/update information on things. Notes on the fridge don't cut it anymore, as life gets complex.

I was looking into NextCloud AIO. I don't care much for the mail, file sync or call and chat features. But a shared calendar and the Deck app with tasks sound useful. Along with the cookbook app that exists.

I was also checking out independent-ish solutions like Vikunja and Kitchen owl. I was also looking for a MS whiteboard-like thing to use, and Excalidraw came up. It is possible to tie all these together with a dashboard, so it doesn't feel like it's all over the place I am sure. But the wife approval factor is also something I have to keep in mind. Also, mobile apps are hit and miss in my opinion.

If you have extendes experiences with the above tools or alternatives that you use, please share how you like it! I could use some perspective before I deploy stuff to "prd".

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I'm posting this in selfhosted because Gandi increasing prices actually helped me a lot with being more serious about selfhosting, made me look into things like DNS and reverse proxies and VPN and docker and also ended up saving me money by re-evaluating my service needs.

For background, Gandi.net is a large and old (25 years) domain registrar and hosting provider in the EU, who after two successive rounds of being acquired by investment funds have hiked up prices across the board for all their services.

In July 2023 when they announced the changes for November I was using their services for pretty much everything because I manage domains for friends and family. That means a wide selection of domains registered with them (both TLDs and European ccTLDs), LAMP hosting, and was taking advantage of their free email hosting for multiple domains.

For the record I don't hold the price hike against them, it was just unsustainable for us. Their email prices (~5€/mailbox/mo) are in line with market prices and so are hosting prices. Their domain prices are however exaggerated (€25-30/yr is their lower price now). I also think they could've been smarter about email, they could've offered lower prices if you keep domains registered with them. [These prices include the VAT for my country btw. They will appear lower in USD.]

What I did:

Domains: looked into alternative registrars with decent prices, support for all the ccTLDs I needed, DNSSEC, enforced whois privacy, and representative services (some ccTLDs require a local contact). Went with INWX.com (Germany) and Netim.com (France). Saved about €70/yr. Could have saved more for .org/.net/.com domains with an American registrar but didn't want to spread too thin.

DNS: learned to use a dedicated DNS service, especially now that I was using multiple registrars since I didn't want to manage DNS in multiple places. Wanted something with support for DNSSEC and API. Went with deSEC.io (Germany) as main service and Bunny.net (Slovenia) as backup. deSEC is free, more on Bunny pricing below. Learned a lot about DNS in the process.

Email: having multiple low-volume mailboxes forced me to look into volume-based providers who charge for storage and emails sent/received not mailboxes. I've found Migadu (Swiss with servers in France at OVH), MXRoute (self-hosted in Texas) and PurelyMail (don't know). Fair warning, they're all 1-2 man operations. But their prices are amazing because you pay a flat fee per year and can have any number of domains and mailboxes instead of monthly fees for one mailbox at one domain. Saved €130/yr. Learned a lot about MX records and SPF/DKIM/DMARC.

Hosting: had a revelation that none of the webpages I was hosting actually needed live dynamic services (like PHP and MySQL). Those that were using a CMS like WordPress or PHP photo galleries could be self-hosted in docker containers because only one person was using each, and the static output hosted on a CDN. Enter Bunny.net, who also offer CDN and static storage services. For Europe and North America it costs 1 cent per GB with a $1 minimum/mo, so basically $12/yr since all websites are low traffic personal websites. Saved another €130/yr. Learned a lot about Docker, reverse proxies and self-hosting in general.

Keep in mind that I already had a decent PC for self-hosting, but at €330 saved per year I could've afforded buying a decent machine and some storage either way.

I think separating registrars, DNS, email and hosting was a good decision because it allows a lot of flexibility should any of them have any issues, price hikes etc.

It does complicate things if I should kick the bucket – compared to having everything in one place – which is something I'll have to consider. I've put together written details for now.

Any comments or questions are welcome. If there are others that have gone through similar migrations I'd be curious what you chose.

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Hi selfhosted community. First off, apologies if this is the wrong place to post this.

I’m trying to look for a computer / server that can handle Plex streaming reliably (just family members so a few connections).

I’ve looked around and some people say to get a NAS but apparently the transcoding is not good on those. Others have said N100, but I’m not sure exactly which one to get so I’m at a loss.

I would just like something that is great today and a bit future proof in case I want to up my storage. I preferably don’t want to build an entire huge desktop PC but looking for something with a smaller footprint where I can hide it behind the TV or behind a desk if need be.

Thank you so much for reading, and for the help!

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