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Brad

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Run Mastodon Instance on Raspberry Pi
« on: September 06, 2018, 01:49:56 PM »
https://github.com/wimvanderbauwhede/limited-systems/wiki/Mastodon-and-Pleroma-on-the-Raspberry-Pi-3

Which makes sense I guess for a family only social network, at least until Granny smokes the Pi with cat pics.

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Re: Run Mastodon Instance on Raspberry Pi
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2018, 06:13:58 AM »
I think the more bleeding edge things you pile on top of one another the greater the likelihood of it bombing / failing.

Computers are so cheap now they are almost disposable & will run for years at very little cost.

It is quite easy to run Plex or all sorts of services on a computer in a spare room or even a closet if you wished & then just have the router's wifi connection send data around & even have the computer which is sort of out of sight also have a remote access software tool on it for updating it or such.

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Re: Run Mastodon Instance on Raspberry Pi
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2018, 10:46:59 AM »
>>computers

Yeah.  To me if I was going to have a home mail server/private mastodon computer, I'd pick up a cheap desktop and slap Ubuntu on it and have a little power.

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Re: Run Mastodon Instance on Raspberry Pi
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2018, 11:05:56 PM »
I was trying to use Pis for all sorts of applications, but I've found that although they're cheap and have a small footprint, they're just not powerful enough for a lot of home networking systems if they get any use. Been looking at Intel NUCs to handle some more demanding functions.

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Re: Run Mastodon Instance on Raspberry Pi
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2018, 09:49:12 AM »
I had a couple of Acer Aspire Revo boxes (the NUCs of their day); one running Windows for media streaming and NAS, and the other Ubuntu for a development server plus Postfix/Dovecot for email. Come replacement time, I found NUCs and dedicated NAS boxes were too expensive for what they offered. I ended up building a PC with low power components, battery-backed RAID arrays and 32GB of memory. It runs Vmware ESXi which boots from a USB stick. Infinitely more flexible than bare-metal, with enough power to cope with anything I need it for. It gets left on 24/7 and draws about 60 watts on idle.