I am looking for some advice regarding my homeserver setup.
I have been running HA for the last couple of years.
my home network basically consist of 2 servers.
My HA setup is currently running on a dedicated Pi4 with 4gig of ram. The DB is running on my homeserver (mariadb) as a docker container.
Now – my homeserver – is getting old as its from 2011, and it’s not very “energy efficient” anymore.
I am currently looking into buying a new NUC12WSKI7, to replace it.
Today my homeserver is running as a headless ubuntu server, with all my services as docker containers. Basically, I have the following services:
Reverse proxy ( nginx proxy manager ) to handle connection to my services as well as acting as reverse proxy for my Home Assistant instance.
Qbit / nzbget
Postgres / MariaDB
Besides these services the host also works as my “nas” with NFS / Samba Shares with all data synced to google drive with insync.
Having a dedicated HAOS has its perks because – it’s isolated and all the peripherals (zigbee dongle, zwave etc ) is mounted directly to it. I am however considering moving my HA installation to the new server – being able to save some energy – and free up a pi4 for other projects.
I am looking for some advice in regards to what approach you would suggest I take.
As far as I can see – I have the following options:
• Install HAOS directly on the new server and add my services as Addons. I am however not sure that this is flexible enough for me.
• Install Ubuntu Server / Debian on my new server – and run HA as part of my docker setup ( this might be my preferred method ). I will loose the supervisor and the addons – but I will just add these to the docker setup instead. Now – this will require me to do a lot of the setup myself – but once it’s done I guess I will have a lot of flexibility.
• Install Proxmox – and use one of the guides to run home-assistant on this – and then run all the other stuff as usual.
• Continue to run HA on my Pi4 – as a dedicated server?
I have never worked with proxmox – so this might be the reason why I am a bit sceptical – because I don’t have all the knowledge about the pro’s and cons. I really like the docker approach – because migrating to a new system is so easy – because all I need is my data dirs. And my compose file. And and not sure if proxmox will be to much “overhead” and how hard it will be to manage “hardware” ie. Zigbee dongle and z-wave etc.
What would you guys suggest?