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What hardware do people use for hobbyist-level home labs that host services like nextcloud, gitea, that you access from out and about?

I've only ever used Raspberry Pis, and I'd like to make a performance upgrade. Perhaps a RockPro64?

@mcol rpi and pine64 have been neat. But for my nextcloud, git, etc. I have an old laptop that is still functional but no good for mobile life anymore.

@vbatts What made you decide to use the laptop for these kind of applications? Is it simply more powerful?

@mcol compute power was nice. Fetching containers that are already prepared was nice. I was at first hitting some bizarre issues with btrfs and the ancient kernels on pine64 (still 3.10) and rpi at the time

@mcol I personally have an ITX “server that I built for home use. I wrote about it here:

kevq.uk/building-my-home-serve

@kev Useful write-up! What made you choose that machine over others that have similar specs?

@quaylessed Fair enough, definitely saves a lot of hassle!

@mcol I have a few pi's and a (ROC-RK3328) for fun projects, but heavy stuff like gitea, nextcloud and Plex (and many others! Need to write a blog post about this…) all run on an i3 just for the extra power and x86 architecture

@yarmo yeah you should definitely write this stuff up, you'd have at least 1 reader! ;)

@yarmo yeah you should definitely write this stuff up, you'd have at least 1 reader! ;)

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