The above setup is used for a Nextcloud setup. A Nextcloud is a self-hosted productivity platform and allows you to host your cloud data such as pictures of your phone yourself.
It is a full replacement for DropBox and Google Drive for me, with the benefit of protecting my privacy. Additional features enable video chat and many other fun things.
They installation script can be found on github.
The above setup is used for a backup server which regularly backs up all Raspberry Pis in a rolling backup on a daily and monthly basis. The installation script can be found on github.
I have several PIs installed in my home. One of them acts for example as Nextcloud server and resides in a DMZ.
In such a setups you don’t want servers to actively push into your private network for security reasons.
So you have another server/PI residing in the private zone pulling the data such as pictures and logs in.
The backup PI uses CRON jobs and scripts to do a backup every day and month. It hereby keeps specific data for 12 month in a rolling backup.
Bill of Material
|1||Hard Drive Adapter||Amazon|
|1||Raspberry Pi 3||Amazon|
|1||#4×1/2 Pin Head Phillips Zinc Screws||HomeDepot|
|1||#4×3/8 Pin Head Phillips Zinc Screws||HomeDepot|
If you don’t need a hard drive, you might find this case attractive as it includes a fan already.