I decided to migrate my home server from ArchLinux ARM to NixOS to have a reproducible system based on a single configuration. My goal is to have more web services run with the new system.
The hardware setup of the server is quite simple:
- ARM board Rock64 (4×1,5 GHz, 4 GB memory)
- 256 GB SD card for the main OS
- 10 TB SATA-HDD, connected with an USB adapter to the board
- Connected via USB Dell 1250C laser printer
I’m provisioned NixOS to the sd card using following script. This NixOS configuration is used to deploy following services:
- Jellyfin media server and web frontend
- AirPrinting based on CUPS
- Power management of SATA drive with hdparm
- Multicast DNS support
- Wireguard VPN client
So now even this blog is running on the small ARM computer! To cope with high server load, the Wordress blog is running behind a reverse proxy which is also doing inmemory caching for media files.
I have to see if I could migrate even more services like Nextcloud, Gitlab, Syncthing, Invoiceplane, Mail or Onlyoffice. The benefit would be to have more control, decentralization and a super simple setup based on NixOS.
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It’s very good but when your website hosted on a data center you can expect high speed and performance on it.
@Blogger That’s true. It’s just interesting to see it working on a small ARM-computer. Putting Cloudflare or anything before it is also quite simple :)
I also suggest you to use Cloudflare Argo Tunnel!
I suggest running nixpkgs-fmt on your configs, they look a bit off.