Now that my backup solution has been up and running for six months, I thought I’d share a short write-up. I would only recommend running your own backup method, if you are aware of the risks involved. If you’re in the market for backup software, there exist many off-the-shelf products that likely offer what you… Continue reading Home backups with borg
As mastodon v3.3.0 has been released for over two months now, I figured it was time to upgrade my family instance from v3.2.1 to v3.3.0 (thereby skipping v3.2.2). I wrote about hosting your own instance, via docker-compose, in a previous post. The past week I’ve been tinkering with mastodon development. Considering what a pain it… Continue reading Upgrading your mastodon instance
Recently I’ve setup an invite-only mastodon instance as a private space for friends and family. While I am still evaluating whether mastodon is the right tool for such a private space, I’d like to share a number of issues I encountered during setup.
Nextcloud? I’ve been using a self-hosted file sharing service for the past three years in order to move away from large commercial parties in this space. I started using owncloud in the summer of 2016, but switched to nextcloud later that year as Frank Karlitschek, the founder, left owncloud. The open source, large community and… Continue reading Migrating nextcloud to a new server