A new home for

April 2, 2023 | 1 minute read


I had an old Ubuntu VPS running a bunch of web tools for ages already. It needed updating as Ubuntu 18.04 will be deprecated this month. I thought long and hard on how I wanted to tackle this. There were some options…

  • Kubernetes (with k3s)
  • Nomad (To get a bit familiar with this)
  • Apps on

It all felt like a bunch of mostly overengineered work to me…

Ubuntu 22.04, with a bunch of differences from the old setup

  • Everything is in Docker
  • Watchtower automatically updates all containers
  • Postgres running as a non-docker container for apps needing state, I had to tweak some things:
    • postgres.conf to listen on all (internal) ips
    • pg_hba.conf for firewall from Docker to host
  • tt-rss, my trusty rss reader running as a docker-compose instead of my old git based installation following master of the git repo
  • Some other apps, also running as Docker containers

It took me 2-3 hours to migrate everything, clean up / backup old stuff on the old VM and do some cleanup.

Another choire off the todo list.