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  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian

    @MethoD said:
    And if 100GB is crazy overkill, then you may not even need to bother with a DO volume. You can almost certainly get by with the default droplet sizes: https://blog.digitalocean.com/new-droplet-plans/

    I can, but that defeats the idea of having a disposable app server. This way the file data is isolated on the volume and I can replace the app server any time.

  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    letsencrypt? I don't think you really need super-ultra-verified certs, and they make it stupid simple, even for multiple domains under the same httpd.

  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    That was part of the original request(s), didn't note it in this thread after having said so in discord.

  • MethoDMethoD Durham, NC Member

    @Linc said:

    @MethoD said:
    And if 100GB is crazy overkill, then you may not even need to bother with a DO volume. You can almost certainly get by with the default droplet sizes: https://blog.digitalocean.com/new-droplet-plans/

    I can, but that defeats the idea of having a disposable app server. This way the file data is isolated on the volume and I can replace the app server any time.

    If you need to do that, for sure. But you can also take snapshots or automated backups of the server so that if something happens, you can just spin up a droplet from that snapshot/backup. I guess it's up to what you think the site will need.

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian

    @MethoD said:
    If you need to do that, for sure. But you can also take snapshots or automated backups of the server so that if something happens, you can just spin up a droplet from that snapshot/backup. I guess it's up to what you think the site will need.

    I really like the idea that to upgrade my setup I could spin up a new droplet from a snapshot, do the upgrades, then move the volume over / redirect DNS and it's insta-done. Or to get beefier hardware, or deal with a system compromise, or whatever. I wouldn't say I need it, but at an extra $5/mo when I'm already shedding over $150/mo off the server bill, it feels like a really nice addon.

    MethoD
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian

    @AlexDeGruven said:
    letsencrypt? I don't think you really need super-ultra-verified certs, and they make it stupid simple, even for multiple domains under the same httpd.

    That's my plan. Figuring all that out is a Very Big Deal for me and I expect it to take a decent chunk of time that I don't typically have available.

  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    Letsencrypt is pretty fantastic and really easy, especially if you're not doing any funky httpd configs so it can work automagically. I'm sure you're already aware of where you can reach out for help with any of these things.

  • MethoDMethoD Durham, NC Member

    Yep -- letsencrypt is pretty much all you'll ever need for certs. They're even adding wildcard certs this month. Just set it up to autoupdate in your cron (literally just a single command; you can search for it on DO tutorials) and you never have to worry about certs again.

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited 9 Feb

    @AlexDeGruven said:
    especially if you're not doing any funky httpd configs so it can work automagically.

    Guess what we're doing to the Nth degree? :p

    We support redirects and edge cases for half a dozen legacy platforms we used to use. When I got to the "automatically write this to your httpd conf" part I was like "full stop, back up".

  • AlexDeGruvenAlexDeGruven Not as tall as Bobby Tallbeer. Twilight Sparkle is overrated. Meechigan Icrontian

    Yeah, it's nice if it can do that, but when you have funky stuff, then you have to do it manually

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian

    I mounted the DO volume as /storage in a nod to our old Opteron system where we needed a separate drive mounted to handle our "massive" site. (Nowadays we have 30% more stuff but take up < 30% of the minimum drive size.) What's funny is I didn't undo the /storage-based setup until our current server. So that was worth it. :p

  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian

    I'm not sure this has been noted, but I would guess that login is broken due to HTTPS issue until server cutover

  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited 16 Feb

    @Tushon said:
    I'm not sure this has been noted, but I would guess that login is broken due to HTTPS issue until server cutover

    Clear your cookies. Vanilla gets angry about both http + https cookies together.

    Tushon
  • LincLinc Bard Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited 17 May

    This is still ongoing, because I hate doing ops work and have been traveling quite a bit.

    Mr. @Tushon has volunteered to help in a week or two. I've written some docs and granted him access to a number of things in preparation.

    We continue to have insecure connections in the meantime. Chrome has decided to complain loudly about this issue after a recent update. Not much I can do about that; it's a browser-level design choice, and I agree with little that Chrome does these days.

  • GargoyleGargoyle Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares New York City?! Icrontian

    @Linc said:
    Chrome has decided to complain loudly about this issue after a recent update. Not much I can do about that; it's a browser-level design choice, and I agree with little that Chrome does these days.

    At least Firefox lets users add a permanent exception, but Chrome acts as if all certificate problems are equal and freaks out every time.

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