- easy and effective data backup and restore
Very, but very, far away compared to NetServer-7.x
Only in the Cloud => you have confidence in the Cloud ?
Restoration of a simple file ?
- prepare a machine in a lab, deploy at customer’s office
Good luck with that and only if the internet has access to the server in the lab for Let’s Encrypt Certificates…
acme.sh for LOCAL server.
- containers are the new standard
Unix was the standard for a long time, where is it now ?
Motorola 68000 32 bits was the standard in microprocessors, where is it now ?
Digital Equipment Corporation PDP-11 was the standard for quite some time, where is it now?
Novell Netware with almost 75% of market was THE standard, where is it now?
Centos was the standard for a long time, where is it now ?
Docker was the standard for containers, where is it going now ?
Windows is the standard OS - does it make it a good OS choice for all applications ?
- NS8 is designed for small and medium business, with limited resources.
I cannot imagine a small business admin trying to understand NS8 complexity…
- built for cheap hardware or entry-level Virtual Private Server (VPS)
It doesn’t work well on VirtualBox-7 => with app installtion, it generates connection errors, even with 4 CPUS and 20 GB RAM
- Centralized certificate management
" Let’s Encrypt certificates are automatically exported to Redis upon request and renewal. Certificates are saved under an hash named /module/traefik/certificate/ key, i.e /module/traefik1/certificate/server.nethserver.org. The certificate is saved inside the cert field, while the key is saved inside the key field."
Not for imported Let’s Encrypt certificate. They are considered “custom”
root@ns8:~# ls -als /home/traefik1/.config/state/custom_certificates/ total 24 4 drwxr-xr-x 2 traefik1 traefik1 4096 26 jui 13:34 . 4 drwxr-xr-x 5 traefik1 traefik1 4096 5 oct 12:32 .. 4 -rw-r--r-- 1 traefik1 traefik1 4025 26 jui 13:34 debian.toto-dev.org.crt 4 -rw-r--r-- 1 traefik1 traefik1 1704 26 jui 13:34 debian.toto-dev.org.key 4 -rw-r--r-- 1 traefik1 traefik1 3721 26 jui 13:34 mail.debian.toto-dev.org.crt 4 -rw-r--r-- 1 traefik1 traefik1 1708 26 jui 13:34 mail.debian.toto-dev.org.key root@ns8:~#
No acme.sh for LOCAL server.
- considered almost stable
For sure you can say “almost stable” for Roundcubemail and Webtop…
One thing is working “not so bad” is Nginx/MariaDB and even there, when you create a new Virtual host, the first one created disappeares from the UI.
For MariaDB, lucky to have phpMyAdmin to create the user with the % to be able to access it from outside.
The funny way to define “Database hostname:port” as
define( 'DB_HOST', 'toto-dev.org:20010' );
- other applications
How can I install an application which is not on the list i.e. Jitsi. I have to create a container ?
Not up to date, not so detailled, spread all over the place(s) // lot in github not in the admin/dev manuals.
- Supported OS
It looks like the focus is on Rocky - will it falls as Centos ?
I prefer Debian as it will be there and LIBRE forever.
My main reasons to choose NS8 are:
- Let’s Encrypt certificate
No way yet if you are on a lab LAN server.
acme.sh for LOCAL server.
An imported LE certificate is considered a “Custom” one.
Not there yet.
Still some error as written above: “when you create a new Virtual host, the first one created disappeares from the UI”.
- Port forwarding
I cannot find it in the UI.
Luckily, we have a fantastic forum
June 2024 is not far…
Doubts begin to germinate and invade me about NS8.