My previous server, based on Intel’s 8-Core-Atom C2750, was handling my mails, domains and repositories for about five years. Most of the time, I was quite happy with the system, but still, time passes and hardware ages fast. When last month the system dropped offline and was unreachable even through the remote serial connection, I was kind of shocked even with a relativly recent backup.
I called my hosting provider IONOS, and they where kind enough to find the issue (a dead mainboard) and replace the system, keeping my RAID1 HDDs, and getting everything up and running again in about an hour, and that on a sunday night. So thank you to all the unnamed service technicians that where involved in this!
Still, I came to the conclusion, that it was time for a change, and I ordered a new Intel Xeon E3-1230 v6 based system and used the spare time of the last weeks to set up the new system, migrate repositories, mail server, and web pages, most of it with fresh technologies.
All regular pages are now created by Hugo, so they are static, so no cookies, no popups and less trouble with DSGVO. For my repositories I switched to Repository-Verwaltung and I’m quite happy with it.
Everything is still quite new, and I might have forgotten to migrate something, so if you know of something that was her, but isn’t, please don’t hesitate to contact me!