@jdaviescoates I use them for my own Cloudron instance! Works like a charm, they even have 18.04 with preinstalled Cloudron images so it was zero effort for setup I run my backups somewhere else though, so not sure about those.
Posts made by timmeh
RE: Who else is hosting their Cloudron server on Hetzner Cloud? How best to do backups on Hetzner?
Can I remove tarball backups in snapshot?
I was looking into storage usage of my Cloudron instance and I stumbled across some unusually high storage usage of my backups.. To clarify, my Cloudron server runs:
- a NextCloud instance with about 16GB worth of files (Cloudron says it's 40GB, but I guess there's some footprint for the installation and file versioning etc.)
- a Wordpress instance of a few MBs (Cloudron says 60MB)
Now, as far as I understand backups in rsync start with a snapshot and work incrementally from there. I do not upload/remove too many files from my server so the storage remains fairly constant. Therefore, I'd expect a backup size somewhere not too far above the 40GB.
I checked my backups and they were covering a quite whopping 66GB. Taking a closer look revealed some tar.gz files and my hunch is that they are remnants of my old backup setup into tarballs. My snapshot folder is filled as such:
- /app_<NextCloud-app-ID> (40GB)
- app_<NextCloud-app-ID>.tar.gz (20GB)
- /app_<WordPress-app-ID> (30MB)
- app_<unknown-app-ID>.tar.gz (I think this might be an old app I had)
So the tarballs are together over 20GB in size, confirming my hunch (because it would make my backups 46GB in size).
TLDR; Are tarballs saved in the backup/snapshot folder when backups are in rsync? Or can I remove tarballs in my backup/snapshot folder?
RE: [Feature request] Limit total number of backups
I was unaware of the incremental feature in rsync. That will work for me, thank you!
[Feature request] Limit total number of backups
Hi there Cloudronians,
My server works like a charm but there is one feature that I would like to see. Currently, the amount of backups that I have of my server varies grealy, so the amount of storage space that I need on my backup drive varies equally much. I would like to have this more constant so the backup drive is not suddenly completely filled up when there are a couple of updates together with the usual backup schedule.
Would it be an option to limit the amount of backups? Say, maximum of 1 backup related to updates and 1 backup related to regular backup scheduling?
RE: EEXIST file already exists
Thank you @nebulon for solving this issue off-forums.
For future reference: problem was caused by the external storage being unmounted after a reboot. Remounting the storage drive (I use a netcup VPS) and then repairing in the Cloudron dashboard solved the problem. Including the mounting in /etc/fstab solved this issue for following updates/reboots.
EEXIST file already exists
The last two security updates went fine except that my NextCloud instance gave an error both times. The first time I got this fixed by recovering the NextCloud instance to a previous version, however this time this does not seem to work and I cannot get my NextCloud instance to boot again.. The error shows:
EEXIST: file already exists, mkdir '/home/yellowtent/appsdata/<app ID>'
I believe the problem lies in the fact that I moved this instance to a different location using the guide for storage moving.
Any ideas? A search over the internet says that the problem lies in the npm package, but I am hesitant on making significant changes to installed packages..
Hoping to get my server running again soon, thank you for your time.
TURN server app for NextCloud Talk
Looking to install NextCloud Talk to my storage server. An app working similar as Collabora would be cool.
Installing NextCloud Talk
I would like to install NextCloud Talk using this HowTo, however I need to open a port for this connection and I am not sure how to do this on Cloudron.
Does anyone have experience with installing NextCloud Talk on Cloudron? Or with opening a port for external applications?