I have a really bad “server” (just a laptop) that runs Fedora Server and uses Docker Compose to host Jellyfin. It has been very annoying to update (the web GUI for Fedora doesn’t even work half of the time), updating is painful, and it’s a pain to manage. I am trying to redo my entire setup, so I will be getting a NAS to store all of my media. However, I still want to host apps like Nextcloud and Jellyfin, but I’m probably just going to use the NAS as storage for such apps.

Should I:

  • use CasaOS, Yunohost, or a different easy to use server OS
  • stick with Fedora server
  • use a different distro

If I should use a conventional server distro (Fedora, Debian, Ubuntu), suggestions for management GUIs, easy to use Docker management GUIs, and ways to set up file sharing (Samba configuration seems like a pain) are greatly appreciated.

(side note: I use Docker bind mounts and they seem to allow me to update my Jellyfin content through SFTP/whatever the SSH-based file transfer protocol is. Is there a point in me switching to volumes? I haven’t taken my container down manually since I first started it up)

  • @DecronymAB
    1 month ago

    Acronyms, initialisms, abbreviations, contractions, and other phrases which expand to something larger, that I’ve seen in this thread:

    Fewer Letters More Letters
    NAS Network-Attached Storage
    NUC Next Unit of Computing brand of Intel small computers
    RAID Redundant Array of Independent Disks for mass storage
    SBC Single-Board Computer
    SFTP Secure File Transfer Protocol for encrypted file transfer, over SSH
    SMB Server Message Block protocol for file and printer sharing; Windows-native
    SSH Secure Shell for remote terminal access
    ZFS Solaris/Linux filesystem focusing on data integrity

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