ArgonOne NVMe Expansion

This weekend I upgraded the Raspberry Pi that hosts my Mastodon instance and Home Assistant (among other services) with an NVMe drive.  Previously it was using an old mechanical USB hard drive, so the performance increase with the NVMe is huge!  

It runs a bit hotter than with the microSD card + external HDD, but it’s nice to have everything in one case without worrying about SD card wear anymore.

I also finally got around to upgrading from Ubuntu 20.04 to Ubuntu 22.04, just in time for the next LTS release later this year.

Home Assistant OS on KVM

Migrated my #HomeAssistant server to the new Home Assistant OS ARM64 image running in #Linux KVM on my #RaspberryPi 4.

I was previously using a docker installation on #Ubuntu that is no longer officially supported, and various things stopped working properly recently.

Haven’t noticed any performance difference between docker and the virtual machine, and now it’s officially supported and much easier to maintain!

Input/Output Error

The SD card I use in my Raspberry Pi finally wore out this week after running non-stop for almost 2.5 years. Managed to move everything safely to a new “endurance” card, hopefully it will last longer!

Argon ONE V2

My Raspberry Pi has been in the same dusty old case for a few years now, and the fan recently stopped working. Time for an upgrade!