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I’ve run btrfs for a while in various configurations, but always felt like setting up the configuration for automatic snapshots was a hassle. snapper isn’t the best tool out there (doesn’t handle some failure scenarios all that well), but it does its job fairly well.

Do you remote backup your snapshots? I built a btrfs send | zstd | rclone cat workflow (bit more complicated, but that’s the gist) for one of my systems that’s triggered by systemd after snapper finishes, and I’m wondering what other folks do.

Personally i don’t, I’ve relied on restic to get the job done so that I can have an encrypted backup of all the files on my server. it is a bit resource intensive though, the initial scans and index building takes up quite a lot of time when you have a couple of terabytes of data.

Interesting point though, i’ll have to think about it and see if I want to do something similar with my setup at some point!

Something I’ve encountered “in the field”. It’s a simple fix, but perhaps not something you’d think of when taking over a setup that someone else had configured years ago.

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If anyone has done more testing on VR and AMD APU-s, especially the recently released Ryzen 6000 series APU-s, then please do share your experience with them!

Wrote this one mainly to inspire people who might not have the resources for fancier server setups, but who have access to a cheap used laptop that they can use as a starting point to their homelab/self-hosting adventure.

udev rules saved the day (and my sanity) when trying to rely on the Intel Bluetooth adapter instead of the stock Broadcom one.

Not a big fan of Bluetooth :confused:

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I really appreciate that we have such a tool. In some ways it feels like the sanoid and syncoid of btrfs.

With electricity being as pricy as it is, I looked at alternatives to my power-hungry APC UPS. This is what was recommended to me, so I gave it a go. Hasn’t burned my home down so far.

If there’s anyone here who has faced similar issues before, then I’d be more than glad to hear about how you resolved it! Here’s my take on it.

Might be interesting for those who use this PC as a small, efficient home server.

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Software is as complex as you make it.

For those wondering, an ExpressCard to M.2 NGFF adapter can be used to add even more internal storage to your laptop in the form of a short M.2 SSD. Oh, and it’s hotpluggable NVMe storage as well!

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Interesting. Didn’t know there is such a thing!

It was much easier than I would have initially guessed, mostly because other smart people did the hard work and documented it.

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Pretty sure that this community has a number of these lying around in their drawers, not doing much.

The experience was frustrating enough to warrant a separate post on it.