Recently, my 10-year old drive that I pulled out of an old computer died. I want to buy another one now. The machine will run Jellyfin (I have an existing collection that I will be transferring from another drive), Immich, and the *arr stack.

I have this motherboard which has one SATA port and one PCIe x1 port. For this reason, I won't be able to add a second drive for redudancy, unless I add a PCIe to SATA card.

My biggest concern is that I want the drive to last. I don't want much capacity, I think 1-2 TB is enough. My budget is from 0€ (of course) to 65-70€.

So I have a couple of questions:

  • Should I buy an SSD or an HDD?
  • I live in Greece and ServerPartDeals is not an option because shipping is really high. Do you know a place where I could purchase it? (Preferably in Greece, but not necessary)
  • Do you have any specific drive suggestions?
  • Is there any other way (except for buying a PCIe to SATA card) to add more drives in the motherboard?

Thank you.

[-] VitabytesDev@feddit.nl 7 points 3 days ago

Oh God please stop.

[-] VitabytesDev@feddit.nl 6 points 4 days ago

This is surely the worst of all.

submitted 6 days ago* (last edited 6 days ago) by VitabytesDev@feddit.nl to c/memes@lemmy.ml

Alt text: (Epic Handshake format)

One guy is "Chromium browsers"

The other is "Firefox"

They're agreeing on the same version numbers.

EDIT: formatting

[-] VitabytesDev@feddit.nl 2 points 6 days ago

Slorp? That's a weird way to spell Twitch.


I have an unused Raspberry Pi 4 (2GB model) lying around and I would like to install OpenWRT on it and use it as a router. I get Internet from DSL so I can't hook it up on the Raspberry Pi directly, I need to plug an Ethernet cable coming from my actual router to the Pi.

I am no expert on networking, so please forgive me if I say something that is wrong. I want the WAN coming in from the router from the Pi's Ethernet port, and the LAN coming out as Wi-Fi. I may also stick an additional Ethernet adapter to it in the future. I have tried doing this many times and have failed. So, could anyone explain to me how could I do this?

Also, what are VLANs, what are their uses and if I wanted one, how could I setup it in OpenWRT?

Thanks in advance.


Alt text:

be me

serverless supervisor

in charge of making sure the serverless environment is in fact, serverless

occasionally have to check if it's really serverless

one day, find out there are actual servers being used

serverless environment is no longer serverless


ask my boss what to do

he says "just make it serverless again"

I say "how"

he says "I don't know, you're the supervisor"


quit my job

become a servers supervisor

first day on the job, go to the new server room

it's empty, serverless

submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by VitabytesDev@feddit.nl to c/piracy@lemmy.dbzer0.com

I have a very slow Internet connection (5 Mbps down, and even less for upload). Given that, I always download movies at 720p, since they have low file size, which means I can download them more quickly. Also, I don't notice much of a difference between 1080p and 720p. As for 4K, because I don't have a screen that can display 4K, I consider it to be one of the biggest disk space wasters.

Am I the only one who has this opinion?

submitted 1 month ago by VitabytesDev@feddit.nl to c/privacy@lemmy.ml

I don't know if this is the correct community to post this. I have a Smart TV from a Greek manufacturer named TurboX. Not Android TV, Smart TV. This means that it has Internet access, has some pre-installed apps, but I can't install any other apps on it. The menus thankfully don't have any ads. However, the Youtube app has. I highly doubt there is any way to remove those, but if you guys know or found any, can you let me know?


submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by VitabytesDev@feddit.nl to c/selfhosted@lemmy.world

Hello everyone,

In a day or two, I am getting a motherboard with an N100 integrated CPU as a replacement to the Raspberry Pi 4 (2 GB Model). I want to run Jellyfin, the *arr stack and Immich on it. However, I have a lot of photos(for Immich) and movies(for Jellyfin) (in total about 400 GB) that I want to back up, just in case something happens. I have two 1TB drives, one will have the original files, and the second will be my boot drive and have the backup files.

How can I do that? Just copy the files? Do I need to compress them first? What tools do I need to use, and how would you do it?

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that I would prefer the backups to be local.

[-] VitabytesDev@feddit.nl 11 points 1 month ago

You should start using an adblocker then, like uBlock Origin.

BTW I do that too

[-] VitabytesDev@feddit.nl 40 points 1 month ago

My ISP doesn't provide an IPv6 connection.

submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by VitabytesDev@feddit.nl to c/piracy@lemmy.dbzer0.com

OK, so, I have a couple of questions:

  • What's the worst that can happen if I don't use a VPN while pirating?
  • Are free tier VPNs (like Proton VPN) good enough?
  • I don't want to pay much or anything for a VPN, is a way I can get a good free one, or set one myself somehow (I have experience with selfhosting) ?
  • If not, which cheap one do you recommend?

EDIT: I pirate mostly movies, and rarely some TV series.

submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by VitabytesDev@feddit.nl to c/linux@lemmy.ml

For me it was:

Windows (for many years) -> Ubuntu (for a year) -> Arch Linux (for half a year) -> Void Linux (literally 2 days) -> Artix Linux with runit (a month) -> Gentoo Linux (another month) -> Debian (finally, I don't plan on changing it).

Also, when trying to switch from Gentoo to Debian, I fucked up all my data with no backup.

What was your journey?

EDIT: Added Windows

[-] VitabytesDev@feddit.nl 23 points 1 month ago

My friend doesn't blame me. He blames Linux, which also isn't nice. Of course, it isn't Linux's fault that the Roblox developers patched their game so it cannot be ran with wine, but in his eyes, and the eyes of the non tech-savvy people, if it runs on Windows and not on Linux, Linux is doing something wrong.

submitted 1 month ago* (last edited 1 month ago) by VitabytesDev@feddit.nl to c/linux@lemmy.ml

I have been daily driving Linux for over two years now and I have switched distros many times. So, when my friend bought a new laptop, I convinced him to install Linux Mint on it. I asked him if he wanted to dual boot, he said no because it would fill up all his storage. We installed Linux Mint. The other day, he wanted to play FIFA 17 on his computer. After 5 whole hours of troubleshooting we were able to get FIFA running smoothly with some issues. Next, he wanted to play Roblox. I guided him through the process of installing Waydroid and libhoudini, only to discover that Roblox would run at 10 FPS. With Minecraft, it wasn't any better. It took us 1 hour to get it working (not skill issue, he wanted to play cracked through Prism Launcher). Now, he wants to go back to Windows 10. I have already told him about dual boot, but he has only 256GB of storage and he wants to play a lot of games. What should I do? Install Windows to his laptop, install some other Linux distro, or try to convince him more about dual boot? Thanks in advance and sorry for the essay.

UPDATE: Of course I will help him install Windows on his computer if he wants so, I don't want to force him to use Linux after all. I just wanted him to give it a try, and maybe daily drive it, if he can.

EDIT: Because for some reason it was misunderstood, let me clarify it here. Roblox ran with poor performance on Waydroid, not Minecraft. I just said that the installation of Prism Launcher cracked was difficult. After that, Minecraft ran smoothly without any problems.


Hello everyone,

I am running some services like Jellyfin, Radarr, QBittorrent, Jellyseerr and some others on my Raspberry Pi 4. The problem is that it is already struggling to run those, since it has only 2GB of RAM. I wish it was possible to do a RAM upgrade to the Raspberry Pi but the RAM is soldered to the motherboard. I don't want to buy another Raspberry Pi with more RAM because they are quite expensive and I don't want to have two of them. So can you recommend something for around or under 100€?

Thanks in advance.

[-] VitabytesDev@feddit.nl 14 points 2 months ago

Sadly, I don't have a backup of the header. But I know the password that was used to decrypt the partition. Anyway, from the things you said, I can conclude that it might be irrecoverable.

submitted 2 months ago by VitabytesDev@feddit.nl to c/linux@lemmy.ml

I wanted to install Debian Linux after a weird journey with Gentoo Linux. My partition layout is this:

  • Boot Partition (512 MiB, mount at /boot)
  • Swap Partition (4 GiB)
  • Root Partition (~80 GiB, mount at /)
  • Home Partition (~170 GiB, mount at /home, LUKS encrypted)

While trying to preserve the home partition, I think I clicked 'Configure encrypted partitions' on the Debian installer and then set a password for it (the same that it had before).

Now, I can unlock it like before, but after it is unlocked, no utility recognizes the filesystem (ext4) and the file command reports it as being data:

# file -s -L /dev/mapper/home
/dev/mapper/home: data

file on the encrypted partition returns the following:

# file -s /dev/nvme0n1p4
/dev/nvme0n1p4: LUKS encrypted file, ver 2, header size 16384, ID 3, algo sha256, salt 0x590d84c0e8397ad0..., UUID: c5ff37db-11f7-4ccf-8869-c4bc22648202, crc 0x345f75d85c9f444a..., at 0x1000 {"keyslots":{"0":{"type":"luks2","key_size":64,"af":{"type":"luks1","stripes":4000,"hash":"sha256"},"area":{"type":"raw","offse

(This is the complete output, it cuts at offset for some reason)

My luksDump output is this:

# cryptsetup luksDump /dev/nvme0n1p4
LUKS header information
Version:       	2
Epoch:         	3
Metadata area: 	16384 [bytes]
Keyslots area: 	16744448 [bytes]
UUID:          	c5ff37db-11f7-4ccf-8869-c4bc22648202
Label:         	(no label)
Subsystem:     	(no subsystem)
Flags:       	(no flags)

Data segments:
  0: crypt
	offset: 16777216 [bytes]
	length: (whole device)
	cipher: aes-xts-plain64
	sector: 512 [bytes]

  0: luks2
	Key:        512 bits
	Priority:   normal
	Cipher:     aes-xts-plain64
	Cipher key: 512 bits
	PBKDF:      argon2id
	Time cost:  6
	Memory:     1048576
	Threads:    4
	Salt:       18 b4 a6 e9 87 1f 94 f6 7d 96 f2 9c 0f 2e ca 75 
	            e6 0f 80 7d 09 70 40 19 d0 a4 a1 49 ff 5c 1c 0b 
	AF stripes: 4000
	AF hash:    sha256
	Area offset:32768 [bytes]
	Area length:258048 [bytes]
	Digest ID:  0
  0: pbkdf2
	Hash:       sha256
	Iterations: 171785
	Salt:       c2 b0 a6 f5 e1 bf 5f 85 82 b1 d5 f3 10 c6 ae b7 
	            7c fc 50 41 c5 a6 03 f6 5a bd ac df 46 89 7b c6 
	Digest:     57 7d fb 87 69 c5 58 07 cf 82 88 5e f8 c6 39 f5 
	            7d 00 ec 07 e0 df b8 ee b5 dd ff 20 bf b3 bc 01

My guess is that I re-encrypted the already encrypted partition. Also, I noticed that the UUID changed. Can anyone help me recover it? Thanks in advance.

If you need more logs, I will happily provide them to you.

[-] VitabytesDev@feddit.nl 64 points 7 months ago

Reddit because of the API pricing change change

Unity because of the charge per game install thing

[-] VitabytesDev@feddit.nl 13 points 8 months ago

Jeff is watching chaos ensure on the highway. 3 seconds have passed since he turned on his long-range WiFi Jammer.

[-] VitabytesDev@feddit.nl 13 points 8 months ago

I want to delete mine too, but I use GMail and I have not found a good alternative yet. Tutanota doesn't have Thunderbird support and ProtonMail has, but only on paid accounts. I really want to use Thunderbird because it is such a great email client.

[-] VitabytesDev@feddit.nl 11 points 10 months ago

Don't use Plex, use Jellyfin. Plex tracks everything you watch and do. Jellyfin is free, open-source and self-hosted.

[-] VitabytesDev@feddit.nl 40 points 10 months ago

Just use Librewolf. It's a fork of Firefox, with Pocket disabled, Ublock Origin preinstalled, and privacy settings enabled by default.

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