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The original was EA, this re-release is Aspyr, so as bad as EA are I'm not convinced that they're to blame here.

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On the uptime monitoring I've been quite happy with uptime kuma, but... If you put it on the same host that's down... Well, that's not going to work :p (I nearly made that mistake)

Why aren't more releases x265?

Nearing the filling of my 14.5TB hard drive and wanting to wait a bit longer before shelling out for a 60TB raid array, I've been trying to replace as many x264 releases in my collection with x265 releases of equivalent quality. While popular movies are usually available in x265, less popular ones and TV shows usually have fewer...

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I've just recently started using tdarr to convert all of my media to x265on 14/02 and so far I've saved 4.02 TB of what was 28.12TB media collection. (The number isn't a true reflection though because new episodes and shows have been added to that library since I started)

I'm letting tdarr manage the conversion process and once up and running meant that my NAS, desktop, my NUC and a mini pc are all plodding through and converting when I'm not using them for other things.

If you are worried about the disk space being taken and have some CPU time you can devote to the conversion process then I'd suggest it's worth looking into tdarr.

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Ah, fair point. I don't use torrents, my media comes from usenet, so that doesn't need to factor into my thinking.

My (overly?) Complex setup does allow me to resort to torrents as a last resort, but that happens on another machine outside my home network and gets synchronised into my home via a one-way syncthing share, so even on the rare occasion I have to resort to torrents I can leave it on that server seeding for a few weeks or months.

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I'm going to choose not to answer that for two reasons...

  1. I don't know the answer
  2. solar panels and batteries are great.

But yes I'm in a position where I was more willing to pay for the power than I was to buy additional storage space as I'm hitting the top of what I can do without significant expense.

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Could Snipe it work for you? https://docs.linuxserver.io/images/docker-snipe-it/

It looks like an asset management tool. The description copied and pasted from above reads:Snipe-it makes asset management easy. It was built by people solving real-world IT and asset management problems, and a solid UX has always been a top priority. Straightforward design and bulk actions mean getting things done faster

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That sounds like a rather unpleasant experience indeed! I've never looked into it in more detail than scrolling through the lsio containers they offer, so thanks for that insight and saving me a headache in case I get around to a similar project I've also been meaning to embark upon

Self hosted Wetransfer?

Hello, i am looking for a self hosted application for sharing files like with wetransfer. I have tried the discontinued Firefox Send which has nice features like link expiry and works great in general but lacks authentication (only offers simple password protection). I also want the option to share with registered users. Is...

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I pay my $10 license and a personal organisation license for bitwarden because I like their platform but after yet another irrecoverable loss of data (partly my fault for not sufficiently backing it up) I've moved over to vaultwarden for my family's password management.

I don't think I'll stop supporting bitwarden even if I'm not using their platform directly though as I do like the service I've had from them for something like 4 or 5 years now.

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One time I ran out of disk space due to it having created since 200gb log files (not sure why that happened) then another time I think I broke something whilst moving from I've got to another. I can't remember what else happened to break my instances but it was always big enough there I couldn't restore it to working it after hours if work, so if just export the vaults from everyone's machine, nuke it, start again and try to learn how I broke it so I didn't do it again.

I believe I was the problem for most of them except the massive log files one, but still, it was probably my fault as the things usually are. (Guess whose wife has them well trained at accepting the blame 😋)

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I don't have easy access to my torrent client at the moment, how much disk space are we talking about here? Tens of GB, hundreds, multiple TB?

Edit: ooft, that's a hefty chunk of space indeed, the first one I looked at was 400gb, the second was >4tb. Sadly I can't contribute that kind of space on my torrent box.

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I was going to say that the big downside to that would be a lack of any kind of version control, but I guess if you need that you can always use git and just commit changes there and (optionally) push them to a repository somewhere.

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I'm not so sure about that, as I'm getting an error whenever I try to hook jacket up to the account I just created.

I'll post an issue to the jacket issue log when I get home though after trying again I case there's a delay in creating an account and the passkey becoming usable.

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Interesting, I'll try again from my desktop when I get back home again. I guess it's possible that it's my phone that's the problem.

Whisparr is so much better with Postgres for its data back end

I have a library of videos that I've downloaded with whisparr running in a docker container. I've had a problem with the sqlite DB getting corrupted on a daily basis. I followed the guide on switching to postgres and it only took about 15 minutes, including setting up a postgres server. I really recommend anyone running it to do...

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I think it's a relatively recent thing. As the documentation for each of the *arts has a relatively recent minimum version number I think.

Here's where I went when looking for whisparr, but just replace that with the arr you're wanting to use and it'll give you decent steps for getting your database created and migrated into it:
https://wiki.servarr.com/whisparr/postgres-setup

PSA - Lemmy dropped 0.19, your instance may have some downtime

Please, before posting, we've seen a lot of these post saying X instance is down right now, or "is X instance down?". The answer is probably, but it's probably because Lemmy v0.19 dropped and it includes some downtime, upwards of an hour for all the migrations to finish....

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I chose to take down my production instance of lemmyz do a cp -r of it, update the docker compose file to specify the new version numbers for Lemmy and lemmy-ui plus change the port that the stack exposes and do a docker-compose pull && docker-compose up -d on that stack to check to see if it could all work. Thankfully it did, so I updated the production compose file and tada! I'm on 19.0 safely

Selfhosted Trello Alternative?

My team wanted to start using Trello to better organize the work we have to do and, since I believe it’s much easier to start using foss software from the beginning rather then switching to it after years of using something else, I wanted to suggest now a different option, possibly selfhosted....

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I’ve been using planka and have been quite happy with my experiences for the last couple of months.

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Ooo, I’ll add that to one of my planka boards for “things to look at later” thanks for sharing

Audiobookshelf remote volume

Hey there, I need the techies among you: I got an Arr stack running on a VPS with lots of storage, but have my Audiobookshelf set up on my regular VPS where it has been running for quite a while now. So I’d like to keep it where it is basically and mount the audiobooks folder from Readarr in the torrent VPS into my other VPS....

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I’ve not tried this myself, but how about mounting the volume using sshfs?

simplytim.io/mounting-a-sftp-ssh-share-as-a-volum…

This is of course assuming that you’ve got ssh access to the VPS.

I’m currently mounting volumes using cifs and NFS, but I don’t think I’d be too keen on exposing those to the internet at large.

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That’s interesting, because I was finding guides for traefik and caddy but not nginx (specifically swag in my case)

The issue I was having, in case it helps you, is that I was trying to expose 8448 on my synapse container which doesn’t have SSL instead of on my SWAG container and then redirect to my synapse one.

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An alternative to torrenting though is Usenet. It takes a bit of setting up but there are some nice advantages. No worrying about needing to seed back and you’re not going to need to worry about a VPN or your ISP forwarding on threatening letters. Sure it costs money, but I think I pay about £45 per year and I don’t regret that one little bit.

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I personally use gitea but there is also a community version of gitlab that has way more power than I need.

Gitea can import a repo from GitHub but I don’t know whether it can also push updates out as one never tried to do that.

I picked gitea as I didn’t need all of the extra power of gitlab and they were the first two options I found. I don’t deploy it using portainer but all of my stacks are set up as git repos in portainer and using the webhook feature it’ll auto pull and redeploy whenever I push to it

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Now that’s not something I’d have expected. I’ve never encountered anything like that in the nearly 15-20 years I’ve been using TL.

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Just took a look at my profile, registered on 27 June 2006. So it’s in my 15-20 year window that I mentioned

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