In 2021, I would like to change my YunoHost hardware to something more sustainable. The equivalent of the Fairphone project for my beloved server. Aka could change every part by myself.
I recently read that a person find is hard drive broken during the holidays. I tell myself that even if I have backups everywhere it would be a failure that would bother me a lot.
So why not order a hard drive as a spare and with appropriate harddrive made once per week a clone from hard drive A to hard drive B. This makes an additional backup and makes the remplacement easier.
So in the idea I would like to know what is necessary as minimum hardware for the operation of YunoHost.
- Graphics card (better for visual access if SSH is dead).
- Hard disk
- Mother card
- Card network
- Card control
- Fan maybe ?
In this way I tell myself that if I have an element that break I can only replace that in the box which will serve as a “computer” for my server.
Have any of you tried a similar adventure?
Thanks for reading me.
And sorry if my English is not correct.
In 2021 i want to change my YunoHost server on something more lasting.
First please apologize for my bad english. It is not my mother tongue, but after the last meeting of contributor i could read
What is you current hardware configuration ?
It totally depends on which applications you plan to use, the number of (simultaneous) users…
Yunohost runs even on a Raspberry Pi Zero, but few apps will be at ease with that hardware, even with only one user.
You need to define that first (at least a wage idea).
Apart from this, here’s some general comments, assuming you are talking of a “complete” PC and not an integrated chip like a Raspberry Pi:
- you don’t need a graphics card as long as your CPU as an IGP (an integrated graphic processor) to manage the display. All of them are powerful enough to display a basic desktop or web browser
- the fan totally depends on your configuration and cooling needs. Some configuration are fine with passive cooling.
- you need to be able to install Debian 10 on your hardware (Yunohost is currently based on Debian 10). By that I mean it should be supported by Debian 10, which is probably the case for most configurations.
In this project, i will be able to change for example the RAM card if it’s not enough.
For my data, now i only have a 100Go disk and all data is on an external disk.
It’s interessting that i no need graphical card.
In fact it’s more a project to have possibility to change each part infitny when i needeed (like burn or to old or to light to made Yuno and my apps work properly).
I will try to take in touch with some technical store local