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Cake day: June 15th, 2023


  • I’m scared to these ‘breaking changes’ even though I’m not exactly a self hosting newbie. That’s because I don’t have a proper 3-2-1 backup and I’m afraid I might lose my photos or settings. I’ve been exploring of setting up immich through a homeserver management tool like runtipi that allows taking backups separately that can be reverted to, in case something goes wrong. Anyone aware of any negatives about that?

  • Phew! I almost believed I was asking for something beyond the scope of linux-fu. English not being my first language may be part of the reason but still I think I covered everything that was relevant.

    Yes, that’s exactly what I want and your post has given me the clarity I needed. M.2 wifi slots don’t support disks so that option is definitely out. I’m going to boot with the latest Ubuntu live OS on a USB and attempt what you’ve outlined.

    I don’t have anything really critical on the zfs that is not backed up separately so I’m definitely going to attempt this and learn in the process.

    Thank you for taking the time to respond!

  • I am in the same situation as OP and this is the route I’m moving along. I got myself a used 800 G3 SFF based on a comment in a similar thread a few days ago.

    It feels like a fine machine that consumes less power, supports upto 64 GB of RAM (I got 2x16 with future upgrades in mind). But the most noticeable thing about it is that it has space for 2x3.5" HDDs that none of the machines this size have, apart from the NVMe disk I put in. I intend to put 2x4 TB disks in it in RAID1 mainly to store family photos and videos. I’m learning docker to set up immich properly- i don’t want to lose anything due to my stupidity in updating things.

    I have about a dozen questions regarding the same but I’m scared to put them all in a single post. But I’m trying to follow advice on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCDmHljsinY and hoping things will turn out fine. Based on their recommendation, I’ve also obtained a used g4560 processor to replace the existing dual core processor (i think it is 4400 or something like that) it came with. I hope it’ll be sufficient for stremio/torrentio/RD that everyone is so pleased with.

    All in all I’m enjoying the journey of setting it up and my only fear is not of losing the data but of curating it to my liking and then losing the customisations in a fuckup.